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Four people were arrested Thursday following a morning drug raid on an Allegany residence, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Arrested were Scott R. Hirliman, 47, and Angela M. Rogers, 26, both of Allegany, and Telina L. Swindle, 22, and Keandre R. Woodward, 25, both of Buffalo, deputies said. Each was charged with a count of felony third-degree cr…

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An accident Tuesday involving an all-terrain vehicle on Killbuck Road in Great Valley has been confirmed by a Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office dispatcher. He said he could not provide any additional information about possible injuries resulting from the accident.

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A Coldspring man was arrested on several charges after he was accused of pointing a shotgun at an individual and operating an all-terrain vehicle while intoxicated , according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Joshua W. John, 38, was arrested Friday evening after deputies responded to a report of a man pointing a shotgun and striking an individual on South Loo…

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Three people were arrested on methamphetamine manufacturing charges, with two of them also charged with endangering the welfare of a child following an incident Saturday night, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Officials said Karl J. Ginnery, 34; Cortney A. Ginnery, 24; and James E. Bowker, 20, were arrested for third-degree unlawful manufacture of m…

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An Erie County woman who was arrested on drunken driving charges early Wednesday night also assaulted a Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputy, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Kiersten K. Kennedy, 24, of Lawtons, was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, aggravated DWI (having a blood-alcohol content of .18 or higher), DWI and moving from lane…

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The Olean Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence Wednesday night, arresting seven on drug charges after detaining people who fled onto a second-story porch roof, officials said. The warrant was served at approximately 11:45 p.m. Wednesday on North Eighth Street in the City of Olean, where seven of 11 people at the house were arrested for possession o…

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A man who allegedly refused to turn down his music early Monday morning was arrested and taken to jail, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department. Brian McAllister Jr., 44, of Cattaraugus, was arrested for disorderly conduct at 4:40 a.m. Monday following a reported noise complaint on Mill Street in the Village of Cattaraugus, deputies said. "Mr. McAlli…

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A man driving from Colorado to his home state of Massachusetts was arrested by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies after a traffic stop on Interstate 86 on Sunday. The reason, according to the Sheriff's office's press release, was that the man "was en route to Massachusetts from Colorado to kill his ex-wife." Ronald R. Chubb, 45, of Tyngsborough, Mass., was arreste…

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Authorities are asking assistance in locating a missing teenage girl from Randolph. Cor'risha Thomas was last seen Jan. 2. Thomas is described as 5-foot-8, 169 pounds with black skin, black hair and brown eyes. She turned 16 last Oct. 10. Anyone with information about Thomas should contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1…

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A Cattaraugus County woman was arrested Sunday evening for driving while intoxicated and several other charges after deputies say she almost hit a patrol vehicle head-on. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, Lana K. Watt, 50, of Coldspring, was driving in the oncoming lane of traffic on Route 394 in Coldspring, "almost striking the patrol vehicle head-o…

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An Olean man was arrested on several charges early Saturday morning after a pursuit that involved three law enforcement agencies across about 20 miles of Cattaraugus County, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office reported. Brandon M. Blackshear, 35, of Olean, was arrested for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, first-degree felony aggravated unl…

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Three teenagers from the Randolph Children's Home were taken into custody Monday after a school bus they allegedly stole overnight was found in Jamestown, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office was called to investigate break-ins at facilities in the Randolph Central School District, including a bus garage. The investigation determine…

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Police in Henderson, Nev., on Thursday confirmed the identity of a Cattaraugus County man in their custody who is wanted on a murder charge in Salamanca, and is awaiting extradition to Western New York. Brandon Francis, 22, of Salamanca is accused of killing Juwaan Holt, 22, of Buffalo. Holt was stabbed in the abdomen Saturday morning at 357 Broad St. in Salamanca, acco…

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A 57-year-old Springville man was arrested and charged with drunken driving after a car crash in the Town of Ashford. Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies said James M. Mansfield was cited for driving while intoxicated following a one-car accident at 6:28 p.m. Friday on Thornwood Drive. He was arraigned in Ellicottville Town Court. Police did not provide any other d…

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Two Buffalo men were arrested for an armed robbery that occurred on the St. Bonaventure University campus last month, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday. Diamond Allen, 21, and Nader Ngoopos, 19, were both charged Tuesday with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary for an incident that happened at 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. "The …