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Three arrests resulted from a vehicle feeling the scene of an alleged stabbing in Chautauqua County, according to the New York State Police. On March 27, troopers out of the Jamestown State Police station arrested Jeffrey Shriver, 39, of Lakewood for criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument and Kylah Seiberg, 23,of Frewsburg for false personation. Shriver, Seiberg …

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A Jamestown man was sentenced Monday to 21 years in prison for an assault in which he set a woman on fire. Luis Castro-Mojica, 38, who was convicted of first-degree assault, was also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision by Chautauqua County Court Judge David W. Foley. “Today, the defendant was held accountable for his horrific acts. My hope is that the…

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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 man was arrested Monday following a road-rage incident in which he allegedly chopped the hood of another car with a hatchet, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Jacob D. Slade, 19, of Falconer was charged with felony criminal mischief and second-degree menacing following an incident at Hazzard Street and Prather Avenue at 11:30 a.m. Monday. According to o…

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Two Sherman residents were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in Panama on Friday evening, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies charged Darian A. Leech, 22, and Benjamin A. Troyer, 19, after stopping the vehicle they were in for an alleged traffic violation on East Main Street. Deputies said they discovered Leech, who was the d…

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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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A Conewango Valley man who was arrested following a disturbance Saturday night at a home in the Town of Ellington was later found to be an Army deserter, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputies were called at 8:40 p.m. to a residence on Route 62 and took Darren M. Hill, 31, into custody. Deputies said he damaged someone else’s property while someone…

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West Nile Virus has been detected in Chautauqua County and officials are advising residents to take precautions against mosquito bites. The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that two mosquito pools, collected from the Audubon Community Nature Center in Jamestown, tested positive for the virus in late September. The presence of the …

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A body recovered Monday morning in Jamestown has been ruled an accidental drowning, Jamestown Police said Tuesday. The body of Robert Cavender, 61, was recovered Monday morning by Jamestown Police following a 6:30 a.m. report of a body floating in the Chadakoin River in the area of the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Institute Street. The body was taken to the Er…

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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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The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office held a class Wednesday on the dangers of driving while intoxicated. One of the attendees, deputies say, drove drunk to the class. Dwayne A. Smith of Kennedy was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated and related charges after he tested positive for alcohol as part of the preregistration process for a Victim Impact Panel c…

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A tractor-trailer hauling hazardous materials was engulfed in flames Thursday on the westbound Thruway in the Town of Sheridan in Chautauqua County, State Police said. The trailer contained sodium silicate powder, State Police said. The rig was in the right lane between the Silver Creek and Dunkirk exits, officials said. At 2:20 p.m., authorities said all westbound l…

A Westfield man was arrested on drug and traffic charges Wednesday afternoon after his vehicle left Portage Road (Route 394) in the Town of Chautauqua and wound up in a field, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported. Kevin J. Kelley, 54, of East Main Road, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree possession of a controlled substan…

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A Virginia man was arrested on charges of marijuana possession after he was stopped in Chautauqua County by State Police for speeding, authorities said Tuesday. John Creager, 53, of Fairfax, was pulled over Friday on Interstate 86 in the Town of Poland, according to State Police. While speaking to Creager, troopers smelled marijuana emanating from inside his vehicle,…