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An Amish buggy driver and horse escaped serious injury Friday after they were struck by a motor vehicle on Route 430 in Hartfield, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The buggy's operator, 31-year-old Mollie Byler, of Hartfield, was treated at the scene for a leg injury, according to deputies. Her horse received cuts and bruises, but was expected to sur…

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A North Tonawanda man was arrested Friday following a two-vehicle accident in which he allegedly wound up crashing into several unoccupied parked vehicles before coming to rest in the Town of Hanover, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said 48-year-old Christopher J. Booker was allegedly operating a vehicle in an intoxicated state at about 6:3…

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A man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 86 was arrested Saturday night for driving while intoxicated, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Jevin R. Kelderhouse, 59, of Lakewood was charged with DWI, DWI per se and operating in the wrong direction on a one-way highway. There were no reported accidents or injuries resulting from the incident. …

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A Jamestown woman was charged Tuesday with appearing in public under the influence of a narcotic, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they observed 27-year-old Tiffany M. Walsh visibly under the influence of a narcotic at 3:22 p.m. as she walked into the front lobby of the South County Office Building. They later determined that Walsh was …

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A Jamestown man was arrested for possession of multiple controlled substances following a traffic stop Saturday night, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department. Alexander R. Cieplinski, 26, was arrested on five drug charges and two driving offenses after he was stopped by deputies on Maple Street in the town of Sinclairville for allegedly failing to stop …

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Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said they arrested a 48-year-old Jamestown woman for drunken driving and driving without an interlock device on a license that already had been revoked after stopping her vehicle for a traffic violation. Police said they pulled over the car driven by Stephanie M. Stanford at about 2:02 a.m. Saturday on Route 62 in the Town of Poland,…

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A Dunkirk man was charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday after the vehicle he was driving wound up in a ditch on Route 5, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Edwin A. Reyes, 33, also was charged with making an unsafe lane change and driving without a license, the Sheriff's Office said. He was released with traffic tickets and was scheduled to …

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A Westfield woman was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated and other infractions of vehicle and traffic laws after she was stopped by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies on Route 20 in the Village of Brocton. Julie M. Chiarot, 29, was observed committing a traffic violation in the Town of Portland, the Sheriff's Office said. An investigation revealed she …

A house in Silver Creek was partially knocked off its foundation Thursday after being struck by a large box truck, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The house on Central Avenue was hit shortly before 8 a.m. when the driver, Jacob I. Bostic, 25, of Buffalo failed to negotiate a curve. The Silver Creek Fire Department used a ladder to evacuate some indi…

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A Forestville man was arrested and charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated after Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies said he left the scene of a property damage accident. Dana A. Marshall, 55, was additionally charged with driving while intoxicated, per se, as well as leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to keep right and making an unsafe lan…

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A Dewittville couple faces drug and child endangerment charges after they were stopped by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies Saturday. According to the Sheriff's Office, the vehicle in which the couple was riding was stopped at about 9:12 p.m. in Stockton for having inadequate tail lamps. Deputies determined the driver, William C. Soto, 36, allegedly had a small amoun…

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A Forestville man was arrested Monday for manufacturing methamphetamine following an investigation into a meth lab by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office announced. Timothy J. Will of Forestville was arrested Monday at a residence at Mixer Road following an investigation that began Sept. 17 of a meth lab and disposal site a…

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A 25-year-old man and 16-year-old boy from Westfield were arrested for a July incident in which they placed an unoccupied car on train tracks with the hopes of it being set on fire, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. The arrests of Christopher Weston, 25, and the 16-year-old came following an investigation into a July 22 incident in which a train …

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A Westfield man was arrested Monday on after allegedly selling an AR-15-style assault rifle to an undercover officer of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said David M. Marracino, 57, sold the assault rifle, three high-capacity magazines and steel-jacketed ammunition to an undercover officer at appro…

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A Pennsylvania man was arrested by Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated, authorities said. According to the Sheriff's Office, John J. Patrick, 37, of Lansdale, was operating a vehicle that went off the road at about 6:18 p.m. and became lodged in a ditch off Route 83 in the Town of Cherry Creek. Deputies administered …