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Two accused of sex at fishing access site

HINSDALE -- A man and a woman were arrested at a state fishing access site by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies after they were observed engaging in sex, officers said.

Robert E. Beatman, 35, of Blakeslee Road, Olean, and Beckey E. Livingston, 41, of Pennsylvania Road were each charged at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday with engaging in obscene or indecent conduct at the fishing site located on Gile Hollow Road.


Two injured in crash of vehicle in Portland

PORTLAND -- Two people were injured Friday in the crash of a vehicle in the Town of Portland, state police at Fredonia said.

Johnathan Winslow, 22, of Fredonia was driving north on Highland Avenue when he went off onto the west shoulder and over-corrected, causing the vehicle to overturn, police said. He was transported to Westfield Hospital by ambulance.

Virginia Lehman, 42, of Brocton, was a passenger in the vehicle and was also injured. She was initially taken by ambulance to Westfield Hospital for injuries to her neck and abdomen and was then flown to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.

Winslow was ticketed for failing to keep right and for not having a driver's license.


Eden man badly injured in crash at intersection

An Eden man was seriously injured when his car crashed at about 3 a.m. Saturday at routes 62 and 75, Eden police reported.

Michael Zittel, 22, crossed over the center before leaving the highway at a high rate of speed. The car sheered off a utility and came to rest against a large tree near a house.

Zittel, alone in the car, was freed by the Eden Emergency and Rescue Squad. Mercy Flight flew Zittel to Erie County Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

Fire Departments from Eden, East Eden and Hamburg diverted traffic because of concern about power lines. Power to the area was restored and both highways reopened to traffic at about 7:30 a.m.

Eden Police Officer Nicholas Blasz issued Zittel summonses for speed not prudent, failure to keep right, and not wearing a safety belt.


Salamanca man gets probation in DWI case

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Salamanca man has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to probation for his guilty plea to driving while intoxicated two years ago.

Ronald A. Kenjockety, 55, was sentenced last week to five years of probation, including 100 hours of community service, fined $2,000 and had his driver's license revoked. He was arrested on Feb. 5, 2010, in the City of Salamanca.


150-pound pit bull chained in yard stolen

NIAGARA FALLS -- A 150-pound pit bull was stolen from the backyard of a Centre Avenue home Friday morning, police said.

"Buster," a brindle-colored male, was chained to a post in the yard at the time he was stolen, sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., police said.


Man with 18 suspensions arrested in traffic stop

A Buffalo man whose license has been suspended 18 times was arrested again Thursday, after a traffic stop in Holland.

Fred Keys, 48, was stopped Thursday night on Route 16 in Holland for driving with one headlight and illegally tinted windows.

A check of Keys' license showed Keys had 18 suspensions and revocations on his license, sheriff's officials said.

Keys is also accused of possessing crack cocaine. Erie County Sheriff Deputy Ben Pisa charged Keys was with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.


Tools of trade may lead to break in theft of wheels

TOWN OF NIAGARA -- Niagara County sheriff's deputies hope to track down a thief through a lug wrench and jack stands he left behind at the Walmore Road lot of Colavecchia Collision.

The thief made off with 20-inch aluminum wheels valued at $2,000 from a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe during the crime, which occurred overnight Wednesday, deputies said.

Deputies said the tools were traced to a local auto parts store, where the purchase was made via credit card the day before the theft.