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A 54-year-old Pittsburgh man was arrested by Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies early Sunday morning after they said he became "disorderly and combative" with them while they were providing him with "a courtesy transport" from a home in Mayville. Police received a call at 6:12 a.m. about a person being disorderly at the Mayville home, where individuals there asked off…

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A 42-year-old man was charged with second-degree menacing after he threatened another man with a kitchen knife during an argument. Jamestown police responded to the 600 block of Spring Street at about 7:51 p.m. after receiving a report of a person armed with a weapon. Officers were told that an argument had occurred between Ismael Rivera-Pena and another unidentified…

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Not having both headlights on at night landed a Jamestown woman in jail for drunken driving early Saturday morning. Jamestown police stopped Tammy B. Arnold, 35, at North Main Street and East Fifth Street for having a headlamp out. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to the city jail, where a chemical test recorded her blood-alcohol content highe…

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A 43-year-old Oakfield man had a little too much to drink before getting on his snowmobile, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Raymond E.J. Smith Jr. of Lockport Road was arrested for operating a snowmobile while intoxicated after he was involved in a single-snowmobile crash at 10:19 p.m. Saturday night on Lockport Road. He was also charged with operat…

One person was injured Friday afternoon when a car crashed into the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union building, 62 S. Elmwood Ave., across from City Hall, the Buffalo Fire Department reported. The cause of the accident, which occurred at about 3:20 p.m., was being investigated. No other information was available on the extent of the injuries of the one person hu…

An Albion man was arrested Wednesday on charges of allegedly possessing child pornography, according to acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. Christopher Ridder, 45, faces a maximum 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine, if convicted. Ridder on Wednesday made an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer. The investigation began after two Medina …

A teenage male was killed just after 6 p.m. Wednesday in the first block of French Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Detectives said the victim was struck by gunfire in a vacant lot. The victim, whose name was not released, was declared dead at the scene. Anyone with information on the shooting is being asked to call the Confidential Tip Call line at 847-2255. …

Niagara Falls police have identified the alleged driver of a vehicle that allegedly struck and severely injured a 19-year-old bicyclist Thursday on Ontario Avenue, before leaving the scene of the accident, police said. Ronald W. Harrison, 61, of Niagara Falls, was charged Monday with a single count of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident, a felony, according t…

Niagara Falls police on Friday were searching for a 2002- to 2005-model, charcoal-colored Hyundai Sonata with front passenger side damage, in connection with a collision Thursday that left a 19-year-old bicyclist in serious condition. The incident occurred about 3:20 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Ontario Avenue, according to authorities. The victim, whose name was …

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LEWISTON - The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 63rd class during a ceremony held Wednesday at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. NCLEA co-directors Lt. Aaron Schultz and Detective John Faso presented diplomas to this semester’s graduates: • Heather Cepuchowski, Lockport Police Department • Travis DeMuth, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office …

LEWISTON - Seventeen new law enforcement officers are expected to graduate when the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy holds its 63rd graduation ceremony at noon Wednesday in Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum. New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, will serve as the keynote speaker. Morinello, a retired Niagara Falls City Court judge,…

Buffalo Police on Saturday  drove an SUV squad car into a psychologically disturbed man with a butcher knife who was threatening the life of another officer, authorities said. The drama unfolded about 12:30 p.m. outside a home on Chicago and Fulton streets, after the Buffalo Police SWAT and  Crisis Management Team were called to the scene, where  the aggressive man came…

NIAGARA – The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Saturday was seeking the identity of a man who on Friday robbed the People's Casino Pawn Shop, 2577 Military Road, Town of Niagara. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. when a man entered the store and sprayed the owner in the face with pepper mace. The suspect, described as a black man, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing …