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Students were detained by Jamestown police Wednesday morning following a fight inside Jamestown High School, police said. The school was placed in a lockdown at about 11:20 a.m. "as a precautionary measure for a student fight," the school said in a statement via Twitter. The lockdown was lifted about an hour later. Police said they were called to the school at 10:36 …

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A Jamestown man who jumped out a house window to evade police only to be tracked down by a K9 was arrested on multiple charges Thursday, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Randall K. Mesler Jr., 20, was charged with aggravated family offense and first-degree criminal contempt, both felonies, along with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administrat…

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Authorities are asking for the public's assistance in locating a 74-year-old woman from the Village of Panama as the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued a "Vulnerable Adult Alert." Diana R. Chase, who has Alzheimer's disease and may be in need of medical attention, was last seen Sunday afternoon in Panama, authorities said. The Chautauqua Coun…

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A woman who was trespassing at a downtown Jamestown library was arrested early Monday morning on several charges, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Crystal L. Depew, 27, of Jamestown, was arrested just after midnight after an incident at the James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St. Police said that officers patrolling near the library saw multiple people…

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A person armed with a knife robbed a Jamestown gas station convenience store early Monday morning, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Police said a black male suspect threatened the store clerk and made off with proceeds from the Kwik Fill at 1617 West 3rd St. just after 1:30 a.m. Monday. Police described the suspect as being 6 foot to 6-foot-2, weighing a…

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A Bemus Point woman was arrested for the third time in eight days after she screamed profanities while driving by a neighbor's house, according to State Police. Sally Lawson, 62, was arrested Tuesday for second-degree harassment; she also was charged with resisting arrest and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Troopers responded to a residence in …

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An Albion man was arrested Friday morning following an altercation on the New York State Thruway, according to the New York State Police. Vanderson Scheuer, 29, was charged with third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief after he allegedly punched and injured a 59-year-old man while the two were working on the Thruway in the Town of Dunkirk. Troopers sa…

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The drivers of two vehicles and one child were flown to Buffalo hospitals Saturday afternoon after a head-on car crash in Cattaraugus County. The crash occurred at about 3:50 p.m. on Route 16 in the Town of Franklinville, but police did not reveal details of what happened or identify the victims. The drivers were taken by air to Erie County Medical Center for treatment …

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A Jamestown man was arrested on several charges following an incident Saturday night in which he threw an incendiary device out of a house "full of smoke" and then barricaded himself in the home, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Brendon P. Hinson, 21, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree reckless endangerment and seco…

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CHERRY CREEK – On a recent morning at Cockaigne Resort, red and black ski lift chairs dangled from overhead cables. Down below, a worker on a ride-on mower was cutting the tall, green grass in 70-degree weather, as a thunderstorm rumbled through the mountains. Cockaigne says skiing and snowboarding will return there this year, more than eight years since a devastatin…

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A 56-year-old woman was found dead inside a submerged vehicle in Chautauqua County. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office received a report around 11:30 p.m. Saturday that a vehicle might have driven into a private pond at a residence on Hoag Road in the Town of Harmony. Police and fire personnel discovered a vehicle had entered the pond, and the county water emerge…

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A Bemus Point woman was arrested on multiple charges following an incident Saturday in which she allegedly caused a disturbance, stole items and fought with state troopers, according to the New York State Police. Sally Lawson, 62, was arrested on petit larceny, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Troopers out of Jamestown's State Police office were called to a b…

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A Brocton woman was arrested on assault, weapons and arson charges Thursday after an incident that included a baseball bat, biting and lighting property on fire, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Rose M. Weary, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fifth-degree arson. Dep…

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A Jamestown man who allegedly impersonated a military veteran in an attempt to receive services from a Western New York veteran program has been arrested on several charges, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Glenn A. French, 63, is charged with theft of services, criminal impersonation and forgery. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said that o…

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A Chautauqua County Sheriff's K9 unit located a group of 11 hikers, including nine children, Monday night after the group became lost for about 4½ hours. The group, believed to be in the area of a creek near Park Road in Arkwright, was escorted out of a wooded area after a K9 located all 11 individuals, officials said. The nine children ranged from ages 4 to 19. A 91…