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Man found dead in burning pickup was longtime volunteer firefighter
The man whose body was found inside a burning pickup truck Monday night was identified as Robert House, 64, a resident of the Town of Tonawanda, town police said Wednesday.
Police reports 6/20/18: Olean pair face grand larceny charge
New York State Police charged David L. Hoff, 19, and Angela R. Lingle, 39, both of Olean, with one count each of fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony.
Gowanda family charged after drug raid
Gowanda police and members of the Southern Tier Drug Task Force recovered heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and Suboxone after executing a search warrant at an Allen Street home, police said in a news release issued Tuesday.
Public questions why Olean police killed dog
Dozer, a male, red-nosed pit bull, was shot and killed by the Olean Police Department Friday. The incident has led to a debate amongst community members about whether police were justified in putting down the dog.Photo submitted
WATCH: Avon bear makes early visit to Avon residence
“We have never seen bear here prior or evidence of any bear,” said Kim Gillette, who lives on Reservoir Road in the town of Avon near the LeFeber Farm.
Man killed in Route 400 crash identified
The driver killed Saturday after he was ejected from his custom 1920s open car along Route 400 in Elma has been identified as Jeffrey Mogg, 52, of Franklinville, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Conesus man charged with felony DWI following accident with boat trailer
Deputy Morganne Harrington was dispatched to the scene about 6:10 p.m. June 17 and found that a vehicle operated by James M. Harpole, 58, was pulling a boat trailer through the parking lot when the trailer struck a parked vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Hinsdale home struck by lightning, catches fire
“The structure is probably 40 percent damaged,” said Hinsdale Fire Chief Kelly Karst as his firefighters worked to remove insulation from the ceiling to catch any embers. “The entire roof of the structure is affected. It’s still intact, but it’s affected.”
Cattaraugus County Court reports: Olean man pleads not guilty to alleged gang assault
Johnathan Beach, 31, of Olean, pleaded not guilty June 11 in Cattaraugus County Court to an indictment that charges him with first-degree gang assault, a class B felony; second-degree assault, a class D felony; and fourth-degree conspiracy, a class E felony.
Police reports 6/19/18: 70-year-old charged with forcible touching of wheelchair-bound family member
Miguel A. De Jesus, 70, of Machias, was charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person and aggravated family offense forcible touching, class E felonies, and forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor.
Crews on scene of house fire in Cattaraugus County
HINSDALE, N.Y. (WIVB) - - The Hinsdale Fire Department and other fire departments are at the scene of a fire at a house on Oak Lane in Hinsdale.The call came in around 8 p.m.We'll have more information when it's available.
Sex offender charged with forcibly touching family member in wheelchair
An investigation ensued, leading Troopers to charge Miguel De Jesus, 70, with forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person and aggravated family offense forcible touching.
Olean police fatally shoot dog
OLEAN, NY - There is outrage in Olean, Cattaragus County on the decision police officers took last Friday to fatally shoot a dog. The incident was recorded on cell phone video."Olean police department and DEC going after a dog on that front porch," said Don Blocher, who went to Facebook live, to rec
Jamestown Man Arrested for on Drug Charges
OLEAN, NY – State Troopers arrested Ameir A. Glover on June 8 for criminal possession of a narcotic drug and unlawful possession of marijuana.Police said they detected the odor of marijuana during a routine traffic stop on Buffalo Street in Olean. According to police, troopers executed a probable c
Troopers charge Arcade man with DWI after accident
ARCADE — An Arcade man was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated after he drove through an intersection and struck a stopped vehicle, causing injuries, Warsaw-based state police reported.
Man accused of forcibly touching disabled family member
State Police responded to a domestic dispute on State Route 16 in the Town of Machias Friday. They say their investigation revealed that DeJesus was forcibly touching his family member, who was confined to a wheelchair. He was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Physically Disab
17-year-old seriously wounded in Broadway-Fillmore shooting
The teen was shot at about 8:45 p.m. on Lombard Street. The victim, who was taken to Erie County Medical Center, was initially listed in critical condition, the spokesman said.
Police reports 6/18/18: Man on his ATV leads police on chase through Salamanca
John Zawatski, 43, of Kill Buck, was charged at 1:13 a.m. Sunday with driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; unlawful fleeing a police officer and resisting arrest, both class A misdemeanors; and third-degree criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor.
Airstrip turns back into the dragstrip
The third annual June event, as well as the second annual race in August, has to be pre-approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is a lengthy process, said Tracy Scanlon, maintainer and public relations manager at the airport. It’s especially difficult because it’s not an aeronautical
Leicester man faces felony charges driving drunk on lawnmower
Due to the previous DWI, deputies say Mulley was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle (also a felony), and operating out of ignition interlock restriction.