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Woman faces felony count of selling cocaine

BATAVIA -- A Batavia woman faces felony drug charges following her alleged sale of cocaine to undercover agents of the Genesee County Drug Task Force on two occasions this year, according to Genesee County sheriff's officials.

Patricia M. Anderson, 26, of South Main Street, was tracked down by police and arrested on West Main Street, police said Wednesday. Anderson is charged with two counts each of criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance.

She was arraigned in City Court and taken to Genesee County Jail without bail pending a future court appearance.

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Batavia man on parole faces felony drug charge

BATAVIA -- A Batavia man on parole was arrested Wednesday by Genesee County authorities after he was found with crack cocaine, according to Genesee County sheriff's officials.

John Henry Butler, 29, of State Street, was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Authorities said Butler was walking on Richmond Avenue in the city of Batavia when a parole officer found the drugs. Members of the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force assisted the parole officer.

Butler was also found to have drug paraphernalia at his residence, officials said.

He was arraigned in City Court and taken to Genesee County Jail without bail.

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Impaired driving charge brings jail term, probation

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Newfane man received probation this week in Cattaraugus County Court for his jury conviction of driving while ability impaired.

Aaron S. Hill, 44, was sentenced by Judge Larry M. Himelein to serve 30 days in jail and three years on probation, and pay a $700 fine for his convictions of DWAI, driving without a license and related traffic violations on July 1, 2010 in the City of Salamanca.

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Man accused of driving over girlfriend with ATV

SALAMANCA -- A Newton Farm Road man has been charged with harassing his girlfriend by running over her with his four-wheeler.

John Abrams Jr., 26, was charged by city police with second-degree harassment and first-degree reckless endangerment Monday at his home. Police said he drove over the woman three times and an ambulance was sent to tend to her.

Abrams posted $5,000 cash bail and is to appear at a later date in City Court.

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High-speed chase results in charges against man, 73

SALAMANCA -- A Lockport man led city police and Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase -- at speeds nearing 70 mph -- throughout the city Tuesday night.

Clarence Newell, 73, fled from officers after nearly striking a sheriff's deputy about 9:30 p.m. at the Seneca Allegany Casino. Following the chase, he was taken into custody outside the casino garage, authorities said.

Newell was charged with speeding, reckless endangerment and fleeing from a police officer, as well as numerous vehicle and traffic counts.

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DWI charge nets man $2,000 fine, probation

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Conewango Valley man who drove drunk in the Town of Leon in 2009 has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to probation and fines.

Michael A. Doubek, 37, was sentenced to five years' probation, fined $2,000, and had his driver's license revoked for his conviction of driving while intoxicated and driving without a license May 31, 2009, with a blood-alcohol count of 0.15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit.

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Two Olean men plead guilty in attempted drug sale

LITTLE VALLEY -- Sentencing has been set for Oct. 31 in Cattaraugus County Court for two Olean men who pleaded guilty to attempted drug sales in December.

Bryant Battle, 21, and Eric Nellis, 20, each entered separate guilty pleas to charges of fourth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Battle tried to sell a controlled substance Dec. 17, and Nellis tried to sell a narcotic preparation Dec. 29, both in Olean.

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Boy bitten by pit bull released from hospital

LOCKPORT -- A 10-year-old boy was released from Women & Children's Hospital Wednesday after being bitten in the face by a pit bull dog Tuesday, city police said.

The dog, whose name was "Trouble," was taken into custody Wednesday by the SPCA of Niagara, Capt. Michael F. Niethe said. He said charges against the dog's owner are expected to be filed in the next few days.

The boy, who lives on Lock Street, was attacked about 3 p.m. Tuesday as he was going door-to-door on Allen Street, selling candy bars.

Niethe said there was no evidence the dog had rabies. It had been vaccinated against rabies once in the past, but that certification had expired. Also expired was the dog's license, originally issued in another community.