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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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More than 1,600 are without power in Cattaraugus County following a fierce Sunday night storm, according to National Grid's website. Nearly 6,000 were without power Sunday evening following a storm marked by strong winds, heavy rain, hail and lightning, which had the  greatest impact in northeastern Cattaraugus County. As of Monday morning, 880 customers remained wit…

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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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When visitors come to pick up a book next week at the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St. in Olean, they also have a chance to get hooked on fish. The Allegheny River Valley Aquarium Society will hold its 2019 Aquarium/Tropical Fish Show in the library starting Monday, with bowls and tanks full of live fish, turtles, frogs and other aquatic creatures. There is no ch…

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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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A Cattaraugus County woman was arrested Saturday evening after not paying for a taxi ride, according to the New York State Police. Valerie L. Larimer, 52, of Machias, was arrested for theft of services. According to State Police, troopers investigated a complaint of a female who fled into her home after refusing to pay for a taxi ride she received. Troopers locate…

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A "cybertip" reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led to the arrest of a Cattaraugus County man on rape and child pornography charges, according to the State Police. Robert Scott Donovan, 47, of Machias was arrested on several charges Monday after the center informed State Police of possible criminal activity and a search warrant was execut…

Crews extinguished a fire at an oil well in Cattaraugus County Tuesday morning after a five-hour battle, and a resulting 150-gallon oil spill during the incident was contained, according to the Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services. The fire was reported at 5:35 a.m. at an oil well near Flatstone Road and Chipmonk Road in the Town of Allegany, "reportedly owne…

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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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A Cattaraugus County woman has been charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly damaging her roommate's vehicle, according to State Police. Troopers said they investigated a complaint that 27-year-old Samantha L. Haettich of Delevan had broken the taillight on her roommate's vehicle. Following an interview with Haettich, troopers said she admitted to smas…