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A Chautauqua County man allegedly responsible for two home invasions in Allegany County was arrested on several felony charges Wednesday morning after suffering a drug overdose as he was being taken into custody, according to the New York State Police. Mark A. Sarama, 31, of Mayville was arrested on kidnapping, burglary, robbery and weapons charges after two incidents i…

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A Chautauqua County man was arrested for driving while intoxicated, following a rollover crash Sunday, according to State Police. Arrested by troopers was James Trotter, 28, of Frewsburg. Troopers from the Jamestown State Police barracks responded to a report of an accident on Riverside Road, after which Trotter failed several field sobriety tests. Trotter was transp…

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A Cattaraugus County man was arrested Sunday for felony driving while ability impaired by drugs and several other charges, following a one-car accident in Allegany, according to State Police. Troopers said 29-year-old Shane A. Rice, of Portville, also was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, four counts of criminal possession of …

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An 18-year-old employee of a Lewiston convenience store was arrested Wednesday after she was accused of selling alcohol to a minor, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Twenty convenience stores were checked as part of an underage alcohol enforcement detail, conducted between 4 and 8 p.m. Wednesday throughout Niagara County by the Sheriff's Office, State Po…

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A Wyoming County man was arrested in connection with aggravated DWI Sunday, after the vehicle he was driving wound up in a ditch in the Town of Freedom, according to State Police. When troopers arrived on the scene, they determined that 54-year-old Francis X. Almeter, of Eagle, was impaired by alcohol. Officers said they administered standard field sobriety tests to …

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A Chautauqua County man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly driving while intoxicated, according to State Police. Troopers who reported to Titus Road in Sherman for a report of a vehicle in a ditch found 25-year-old Troy Seekings, of Sherman. Seekings was placed under arrest after he failed several standard field sobriety tests. He was transported by troopers to th…

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A tractor-trailer operator was seriously injured Tuesday when his vehicle crashed into a state Thruway Authority plow truck on the Thruway in the Town of Portland in Chautauqua County, according to State Police. The tractor-trailer driver, 49-year-old Marvin C. Stacy, of Springfield, Ohio, required the use of hydraulic rescue tools in order to be extricated from the wre…

Crime

A Buffalo man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated Saturday, following a one-vehicle accident on the Interstate-190, according to State Police. Troopers said 27-year-old Corey D. Perry was uninjured in the accident, but it was determined by troopers that he was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. Perry's blood alcohol content registered…

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A Syracuse woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle synthetic marijuana into the Collins Correctional Facility in the Town of Collins, according to State Police. Troopers, who were called at 11:30 a.m. Sunday to the facility, arrested Debora L. Fuentes, 22, who allegedly was attempting to smuggle about 12.1 grams of synthetic cannabinoid into the prison. …

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A Buffalo man was arrested for DWI as well as drug and weapon possession charges, following a traffic stop Friday on the Interstate 190, according to State Police. Troopers said a vehicle operated by 31-year-old Johnny D. Moore Jr. was stopped shortly after 10 p.m., when Moore was allegedly determined to have been intoxicated and taken into custody. During a search o…

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An Allegany County man was arrested last week on multiple charges after he allegedly tattooed a minor, the New York State Police announced Monday. Jeremy M. Luther, 22, of Wellsville, was arrested by troopers out of the State Police Amity office on charges of tattooing a child under 18 years old and endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers investigated a complain…

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A Niagara Falls man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after he was found behind the wheel of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit, according to State Police. Troopers said they found 36-year-old Ryan N. Leggins asleep in a parked vehicle with the motor running at about 1:23 a.m. Sunday, on the shoulder…

Amherst

An East Amherst man was arrested on a DWI charge Sunday after State Police said he had allegedly been driving on the Niagara section of the state Thruway with a blood alcohol content level three times over the legal limit. Troopers on Grand Island said shortly before 8 p.m. they responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on the Interstate 190, where 23-year-old Andrew …

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An Allegany County woman has been arrested in connection with an overdose death in the Village of Bolivar, according to State Police. Following her arrest Wednesday by the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Violent Gang Narcotics Enforcement Team, 43-year-old Cindi E. Music, of Bolivar, faces charges of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree crim…

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State Police were seeking the public's help to identify an individual who is wanted in connection with an attempted robbery Monday of a KeyBank branch at 2429 Military Road, Town of Niagara. State Police said they are working with the Niagara Town Police to identify and apprehend the individual who, at about 1:50 p.m., handed a note to a bank teller demanding mo…