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Ripley grocery store robbed by armed man

RIPLEY -- The Stateline Grocery Store on Route 20 was held up by an armed robber late Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported.

Authorities said a white male in his late teens or early 20s displayed a silver handgun and fled the store on foot with a sum of cash about 9:45 p.m.

The suspect was said to be 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-5 tall with a slim build and wore a baggy, black hooded sweat shirt with a black flat-rimmed baseball cap and a dark colored backpack. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff's Office at 753-4232.


Dunkirk man injured, faces charges in in car crash

SHERIDAN -- A Dunkirk man was released after treatment in Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for injuries suffered about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when his car left Walnut Road in the Town of Sheridan, hit a utility pole and overturned several times, coming to rest on its roof, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies reported.

Jonathan M. Halvorsen, 32, of Albany Avenue, had to be extricated from his vehicle by Sheridan and Forestville firefighters. Charges against him are pending.


5 years' probation given to woman convicted of DWI

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Jamestown woman has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to five years' probation for her conviction of drunken driving in the Town of Dayton.

Pamela J. Davis, 51, also was sentenced to 100 hours of community service, fined $1,000 and had her driver's license revoked. She was convicted of driving while intoxicated and with a blood-alcohol count of 0.14 percent on May 12, 2010.


Pennsylvania man denies sex with child under 11

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Port Allegany, Pa., man has pleaded not guilty in Cattaraugus County Court to charges that he had sexual conduct several times with a child less than 11 years old.

Harold J. Graves, 31, was arraigned on grand jury charges of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child between June 2007 and April 2009 in the Town of Hinsdale.


Not-guilty plea entered to assault, drug charges

LITTLE VALLEY -- An Olean man arraigned in Cattaraugus County Court this week on a grand jury charges of assault and drug possession has pleaded not guilty.

Michael J. Ward, 23, entered the plea before Judge Larry M. Himelein in an indictment charging him with second-degree assault and unlawful possession of marijuana June 15 in the City of Olean when another person was injured.


Man who missed paying fine is arrested on warrant

RANDOLPH -- A Jamestown man who failed to show up in Salamanca City Court to pay a fine has been taken into custody on a warrant by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies.

Chauncey J. Robinson, 25, of Barrow Street, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Following arraignment in Salamanca City Court, he was released after posting $250 bail.


East Otto woman charged with DWI after traffic stop

NEW ALBION -- Following a traffic stop by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies, an East Otto woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated around 9:20 p.m. Friday.

Kay E. Phillips., 46, of the East Otto-Springville Road, was charged with DWI, driving with a blood-alcohol count of more than 0.18 percent, failure to dim high beams and failure to maintain lane. Phillips was arraigned in Napoli Town Court and taken to the county jail in lieu of $150 bail.


Burglar admits violating probation with break-in

LITTLE VALLEY -- Sentencing has been set for Nov. 7 in Cattaraugus County Court for a Salamanca man who admitted Monday he violated the terms of his probation by committing another burglary in April in Kill Buck.

Richard D. Farnham Jr., 32, being held in the county jail, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, Xanax pills, Sept. 20 in the City of Salamanca.

Farnham also pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted burglary April 28 at Donver Lumber Co. when he and others stole copper from the closed mill. He also admitted violating probation for burglary in 2008.


Stolen vehicle recovered with arrest of its driver

A vehicle reported stolen in Springville was recovered early Wednesday, with the arrest of its driver on multiple charges, the Erie County Sheriff's Office reported.

Andrew J. Greinert, 21, of Gowanda, was charged with a misdemeanor count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and a felony count of grand larceny. He also was charged him with felony counts of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Deputy Don Hoelscher investigated the theft of a vehicle from Mechanic Street in Springville. Gowanda Police Officer Dave Hock recovered the vehicle and made the arrest.