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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 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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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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On Sunday, Maranda Hayden was charged with several violations stemming from a traffic stop. On Monday she was hit with another charge after it was learned that she identified herself to deputies as her identical twin sister, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Hayden, 24, of Irving, was charged with a handful of drug and driving citations on Sunday. …

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An Ashville man was arrested following an alleged assault at North Harmony State Forest, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Michael C. Shreve, 22, physically attacked another person and prevented them from leaving the area on Friday, deputies said. A report on the incident was filed Saturday, and deputies arrested Shreve later that day on charges of…

A Chautauqua County woman was arrested on drunk-driving and other vehicle and traffic charges after she refused to stop for Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies who attempted to pull her over shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, the Sheriff's Office said. Toni L. Kelley, 51, of Silver Creek, continued to drive home before stopping, said deputies, who determined she was intox…

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A hunter who fatally shot a Chautauqua County woman walking her dogs in a field in the town of Sherman on Wednesday appeared to have done so after sunset, authorities say. Rosemary A. Billquist, 43, of Sherman, suffered a single gunshot wound, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Billquist was transported to UPMC Hamot hospital in Erie, Pa., where she…

An off-duty Lancaster police officer and a Chautauqua County man are being credited with rescuing a 67-year-old Mayville man from his burning residence. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace said the actions of two men saved the man's life. Gerace said the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office 911 center received a call from Shaun Dimino Sunday evening reporting he…

The driver of a semi-truck lost control of his vehicle and struck three other vehicles Friday, forcing the shutdown of Route 394 in the Town of Poland, Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies said. The accident occurred about 1:10 p.m. at the intersection on Waterboro Hill Road. Nicholas G. Hettenbaugh 21, of Kennedy was driving a farm semi-truck carrying silage when th…

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A malfunctioning exterior light was determined to be the cause of a house fire Wednesday in the Chautauqua County hamlet of Ashville. Firefighters from the Ashville Fire Department were dispatched about 4:45 p.m. to a Carpenter Pringle Road address. The homeowner was inside the house when he was alerted by neighbors that his house was on fire in the attic area, accordin…

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A Dunkirk woman was flown to Erie County Medical Center by Starflight following a two-car crash at 8 a.m. Saturday in Chautauqua County. Her injuries were called non-life-threatening by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened at the intersection of Bennett State Road and Stebbins Road in the Town of Hanover. According to the sheriff's report, Marga…

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A Forestville man was charged Monday with menacing and criminal mischief after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies were called to a Pearl Street address for a report of a disorderly person. Eric Jimerson, 54, is accused of using a baseball bat to threaten someone and breaking a window, according to deputies. Jimerson was arraigned in Hanover Town Court and held at t…

A Jamestown man was injured Friday when his motorcycle collided with a deer in the Town of Hanover, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The 49-year-old man, whose name was not released by authorities, was traveling north on Hanover Road shortly before 10 p.m., when the deer entered the road and collided with his motorcycle, according to the Sheriff's Of…

A Mayville man intentionally struck two people with his vehicle during a fight outside his home, Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies reported. Deputies were called to the Lake Road home of Daniel Weaver, 58, at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a fight. They were told Weaver intentionally swerved his vehicle toward two people, striking them both. Weaver was charged…

FREWSBURG – A 35-year-0ld man is held without bail following an altercation between two people here Sunday afternoon, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reports. Jaron C. Dallas, of Hazzard Street, was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief after deputies responded to a call at an address on Maple Street a…