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A Sherman man faces animal cruelty charges after 14 chickens were found dead in a chicken coop on property he previously owned, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. James L. Linger, 43, was charged with overdriving, torturing and injuring an animal (failure to provide sustenance) following an investigation. Officials said that at 8:25 a.m. on April 18…

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A Chautauqua County man was arrested Monday after he was found to be in violation of a court order of protection, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said 22-year-old Austin Muntz, of Kennedy, was taken into custody and charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment. After his arrest Monday, Muntz was held in the C…

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A Fredonia man suffered fatal injuries Thursday in a one-car accident on Ellicott Road in Pomfret, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Philip J. Cunningham. Sheriff's deputies said an investigation determined that Cunningham lost control of his vehicle about 10:20 p.m. and ended up in a ravine.

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A driver died Thursday night in a one-vehicle crash in Chautauqua County, according to the county Sheriff's Office. The crash happened at 10:20 p.m. on Ellicott Road in Pomfret. Investigators determined the driver, whose name has not been released, lost control of the vehicle and traveled down a ravine, the Sheriff's Office said. No further details were released b…

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A Cassadaga woman was injured Thursday after the vehicle she was operating struck a deer on Route 60 in Gerry, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said Kelly Leydic, 26, was headed south on Route 60 when the deer entered the road. Leydic was transported by Sinclairville Volunteer Fire Company to Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, where she…

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A Jamestown man who allegedly fell asleep while driving suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a single motor vehicle rollover crash in Stockton, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the 46-year-old was traveling on Cassadaga Road at about 2:22 p.m. when he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, which caused him to drive off the road and into a di…

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A Jamestown man was charged with driving while intoxicated early Saturday after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies found him walking down the road in Stockton, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called to an area on Route 60 at about 7:20 a.m. for a motorcyclist who abandoned his bike on the roadway and may have been intoxicated. Deputies determined Grant H. …

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A 17-year-old was accused of burglarizing property Monday on Depot Street in Cherry Creek, in an incident that allegedly involved two other juveniles, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the youths fled the scene before police arrived. However, a search of the area led deputies to find those involved. The 17-year-old was charged with…

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Deputies arrested three Jamestown residents on drug charges after noticing a methamphetamine pipe sticking out of a diaper bag in a vehicle while they were conducting a warrant check in Mayville Thursday, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Kristen Nelson, 38, Sarah E. Johnson, 40, and Richard Philbrick, 33, were arrested on various drug charges. Dep…

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A six-month investigation into the sale of narcotics out of a Dunkirk house resulted in four arrests Thursday evening. Dunkirk Police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, working together as the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force to investigate the sale and distribution of narcotics at 50 W. 2nd St., arrested four people on drug charges and found a quantity o…

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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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Several people were reported hurt Wednesday after a prisoner transport van slid off the road on Route 380 in the Town of Stockton, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived on the scene at 8:44 p.m. and found the transport van in a ditch with multiple prisoners aboard. According to the Sheriff's Office, there were reported minor injuries a…

A Pennsylvania man was injured Thursday in a one-car accident in Chautauqua County, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Timothy Lahue, 53, of Warren, was a passenger in a vehicle operated by 41-year-old Elizabeth J. Johnson, of Warren, according to the Sheriff's Office. Johnson was driving at an unsafe speed for icy conditions shortly before 8 a.m. o…

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No one was hurt in a car accident Monday night in which a vehicle became engulfed in flames after striking a cow in the roadway, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Following a report of a car accident on Route 60 in Sinclairville, deputies arrived at 10:30 p.m. to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames. All occupants of the vehicle were safe at a…

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A Cattaraugus County man died Friday in a one-car crash in Chautauqua County, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Paul R. Newell, 43, of Coldspring, a passenger in the vehicle, was partially ejected from the vehicle when deputies arrived on the scene at 11:21 a.m. on Gerry-Ellington Road in Gerry, the Sheriff's Office said. Paul Newell was pronounced…