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A Sardinia motorist was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, according to State Police. Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Machias said 61-year-old Gordon J. Wiedemann was allegedly exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication when he was stopped Friday on Savage Road in the town. Wiedemann failed standardized field sobriety tests conducted at the…

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A Chautauqua County woman was charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday, after she was pulled over by State Police for traffic violations, according to State Police. Troopers said 21-year-old Kayla Nefedov, of Randolph, was stopped on Route 394 in Kennedy and placed under arrest after she failed several field sobriety tests. After her arrest, Nefedov provided a b…

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Two men from Fillmore were arrested Monday for endangering the welfare of a child following a report of marijuana brownies being made in the presence of children, according to the New York State Police. Troopers out of the Amity State Police station arrested Brent A. Makowski, 25, and Jacob W. Pomeroy, 23, for endangering the welfare of a child. Makowski was also charge…

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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 Chautauqua County man was arrested Sunday following an alleged domestic dispute, according to State Police. Troopers said 22-year-old Austin Muntz, of Kennedy, was charged with two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, second-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degre…

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A woman was arrested Wednesday in Allegany County for driving while intoxicated after allegedly recording a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit, according to New York State police. Abbye N. Wyffels, 21, of Farmington in Ontario County, was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated. She recorded a .26 percent BAC, police said. The legal limit for in…

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A North Tonawanda man was found tied up in his truck in a parking lot. He told state troopers he had been abducted and robbed of $16,000 cash from a Super Bowl squares pool he ran. The state police say he made it all up. Robert A. Brandel, 60, fabricated a story of being abducted and robbed because he had also concocted part of his $50,000 Super Bowl squares pool, ac…

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A Dunkirk man was arrested on drug possession and various traffic charges Monday related to his fleeing from a Feb. 12 motor vehicle accident on Route 5 that caused private property damage, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said. Kevin M. O'Brien, 59, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated unlicens…

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A Chautauqua County man who was pulled over for speeding Tuesday on Interstate 86 in Kennedy was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and a public health law violation, according to State Police. Troopers said that when they pulled over 37-year-old Joseph Washburn, of Gerry, he was allegedly found in possession of suboxone strips …

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An Allegany County woman was arrested after falsely reporting fraudulent charges to her bank account for which she was reimbursed about $3,600 by her bank, according to the New York State Police. Ashley E. Pernicone, 24, of Fillmore, was charged Monday with grand larceny and falsely reporting an incident. Community Bank, located in Fillmore, originally reported an in…

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A 50-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed in a car crash in Chautauqua County on Saturday after he ran a stop sign and was hit by a dump truck. Victor M. Luce Jr. of Reading, Pa., was traveling west on County Route 66 and didn't stop at the intersection with County Route 380 in the Town of Ellery, where there is a stop sign, State Police said. His 2020 Honda was struck …

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A Chautauqua County man was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree harassment and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to State Police. Troopers and Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies arrested 25-year-old Justin Earle, of Panama, after an investigation of a domestic incident revealed that Earle had broken in…

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A Cattaraugus County woman was arrested Saturday evening after not paying for a taxi ride, according to the New York State Police. Valerie L. Larimer, 52, of Machias, was arrested for theft of services. According to State Police, troopers investigated a complaint of a female who fled into her home after refusing to pay for a taxi ride she received. Troopers locate…

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A "cybertip" reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led to the arrest of a Cattaraugus County man on rape and child pornography charges, according to the State Police. Robert Scott Donovan, 47, of Machias was arrested on several charges Monday after the center informed State Police of possible criminal activity and a search warrant was execut…

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An Allegany County couple was arrested Friday on three animal cruelty charges relating to the mistreatment of dogs, the New York State Police announced Monday. James L. Graham, 49, and Helen R. Graham, 50, both of Richburg, were arrested for failure to provide sustenance, neglect of an impounded animal and failure to provide appropriate shelter for dogs. Troopers joi…