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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…

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A Cattaraugus County man was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop Thursday in Chautauqua County on Interstate 86, according to State Police. Troopers said that while they had Sean Evans, 32, of Great Valley pulled over on the interstate in the Town of Poland, they searched his vehicle and found a bag containing marijuana and a pipe with…

A report of a burglary in late January in Allegany led to the arrest of an Olean man, according to State Police. Troopers said they charged Eric J. Nellis, 28, with criminal trespass, after investigating a report of a burglary in progress on Jan. 26 at a residence on Route 17 in Allegany in Cattaraugus County. Troopers said they determined that Nellis had alleged…

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A Cattaraugus County woman has been charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly damaging her roommate's vehicle, according to State Police. Troopers said they investigated a complaint that 27-year-old Samantha L. Haettich of Delevan had broken the taillight on her roommate's vehicle. Following an interview with Haettich, troopers said she admitted to smas…

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Two Dunkirk men were arrested Saturday on drug possession charges after State Police encountered them on the side of the road with a flat tire in Gerry, State Police said. Donte Chambers, 25, and Tony Stewart, 36, were both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after troopers said they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, searched it and r…

A Frewsburg man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a single-vehicle accident Monday in Chautauqua County, according to State Police. Troopers who responded to the crash said an investigation revealed that 26-year-old Tyler Oakley was in an intoxicated condition at the time of the accident on Oak Hill Road. According to State Police, Oakley's truck l…

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A Lackawanna man was charged Tuesday with felony driving while intoxicated following a one-car crash on the New York State Thruway, I-90, in Cheektowaga, according to State Police. Donald Kill, 63, was uninjured, troopers said. State Police found Kill was driving with a suspended license and later determined to have had a .13 percent blood alcohol content at the time of…

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An Allegany County man was arrested Wednesday in the theft of his former employer's dog, New York State Police said. Zakary S. Cobb, 29, of Friendship was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, coercion and aggravated cruelty to animals, State Police said. Troopers said Cobb's arrest followed their investigation of a report about a missing dog, whic…

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An Allegany County couple was arrested Wednesday in the theft of more than $15,000 from an elderly victim, according to New York State Police. William J. Hartman, 50, and Terri L. Hartman, 49, both of Little Genesee, were both charged with grand larceny, State Police said. Troopers were contacted by Allegany County Adult Protective Services regarding the misu…

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A man faces charges after a truck left the road and hit a house, injuring an occupant Wednesday, according to State Police. Benjamin Brooks, 33, of Conewango Valley, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, State Pol…

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A Jamestown woman and an underage individual were both arrested on drug possession charges following a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 86, according to New York State Police. Peggysue Goldsmith, 33, was pulled over in the Chautauqua County hamlet of Stow for speeding, during which troopers said they smelled marijuana inside her vehicle. A State Police K-9 search …

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An Allegany County man was arrested and charged with assault Monday after State Police responded to an alleged dispute in Angelica, according to State Police. After arriving upon the scene in front of a residence on Olean Street, troopers determined that Juston W. Conklin, 26, of Almond, had allegedly caused injury to another person during the dispute, State Police …

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A Jamestown man was arrested Friday on charges of third-degree insurance fraud and 10 counts of first-degree falsifying business records, according to State Police. Troopers said they received a report from the state Department of Labor that claimed 42-year-old Daniel MaGee had allegedly received about $3,000 in unemployment benefits over a period of about five mont…

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A Jamestown man was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana during a traffic stop by State Police. Nyan Maxwell, 21, was pulled over Sunday on Clyde Street in Jamestown for a traffic violation, troopers said. While speaking to Maxwell, troopers allegedly smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle he was driving. A search of Maxwell's person and the inside…