Police & Fire

September 29, 2020

ALLEGANY, NY — State Police arrested an Ohio man on a drug charge on Sept. 12.  Police charged Jaret K. Williamson, 22, with criminal possession of a controlled substance. According to a press release issued by New York State Police, troopers found Williamson with amphetamine pills that he ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — State Polce arrested two Wellsville residents for drug possession on Sept. 12.  Police charged Richard A. Darringer, 30, and Mariah J. Vaughn, 29, with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Darringer also was charged with criminal possession of a weapone.  According to ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — Justin J. Ford, 37, of Allegany was arrested on Sept. 11 and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to a press release from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office.  The release indicated troopers found Ford in possession of cocaine during a traffic ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police arrested Nasrudin H. Wright, 30, on Wednesday in connection with a domestic incident at 1208 Reed St. Wright, an Olean resident, was charged with robbery, criminal obstruction of breathing, menacing, petit larceny and harassment. He was arraigned in Olean City Court and ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — An air handler malfunction caused a fire alarm that resulted in the evacuation of  Falconio Hall on the St. Bonaventure University campus Thursday. After a smell from the malfunction cleared, students were allowed to return to their rooms, according to an email from the SBU ...

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OLEAN, NY — Dan McGraw, who has nearly 30 years in law enforcement, is being recognized for his service to the Olean area. McGraw, who assumed a position as the school resource officer inside the Olean City School District five years ago, was named the recipient of the 2020 State of New York ...

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Jennifer M. Perkins, 35, of Olean was arrested Monday and charged with one count of attempted offering of a false instrument, two counts of attempted grand larceny and two counts of attempted welfare fraud, according to a news release from the Cattaraugus Count Sheriff’s Office. The release ...

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OLEAN, NY — An attic fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damage to a home at 118 Front St. Monday, according to a news release from the City of Olean Fire Department. Two residents suffered mild smoke inhalation but were not hospitalized. Firefighters rescued a cat and a rabbit from the ...

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OLEAN, NY — A Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office detective took Derek T. Lockwood, a 30-year-old Hinsdale resident, into custody on Wednesday after the man was detained by Olean Police on Jefferson Street. In an email, Olean Police Captain Robert Blovsky told TAPinto Greater Olean the man was ...

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HINSDALE, NY — A 45-year-old man died Wednesday after a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 86. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, the man, who was not identified, was driving eastbound in the westbound lane of the highway when his 2002 Buick Le Sabre collided with a 2005 ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police arrested Diana Shaffer, 42, of Olean on Wednesday and charged her with grand larceny and welfare fraud, according to a release from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department.  Per the release, Shaffer’s charges came as a result of her receipt of $3,304 in fraudulent ...

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OLEAN, NY — Residents of the 1300 block of West Sullivan Street were allowed to return to their homes at approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday after being evacuated two hours earlier because of a gas leak. No injuries have been reported, according to an 11:35 a.m. press release from Olean Fire Chief ...

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CUBA, NY — Police arrested a 19-year-old man after a domestic disturbance Sunday night and charged him with second-degree harassment, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal obstruction of breathing and felony  criminal contempt of court. According to the police, Walter E. Hinckley IV was ...

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ISCHUA, NY — State Police arrested an Olean man on Aug. 25. on drug charges. Robert E. Beatman, 43, was charged with three counts criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said Beatman had hydrocodone, clonazepam and tramadol when he was stopped for a traffic stop on State Route ...

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CUBA, NY — State Police arrested a Cuba man on Aug. 25 in connection with several thefts. Derek W. Tyler-Lockwood, 30, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny. Police said troopers investigating thefts in the towns of Scio, Rushford, Wirt and Clarksville ...

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FRANKLINVILLE, NY — State police arrested an Olean man on multiple charges Monday, including fleeing from a police officer. According to police, Richard A. Tucker, 58, fled from an attempted traffic stop on Route 16 in the Town of Franklinville. After stopping his vehicle, Tucker failed ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police have made an arrest in connection with damage that occurred at the Olean Public Library and the U.S. Army Recruiting Office in December. Both had been defaced with Nazi symbols and graffiti. Ayden B. Hendricks, 20, of Olean was arrested Thursday at his apartment by members of ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police arrested an Olean man Wednesday and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine and other offenses. Raymond G. Shaffer, 42, was charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police seized cocaine and marijuana from a home on South Eighth Street Friday night. Arrests are pending; the drugs must be analyzed first, according to police. Investigators assigned to the Olean Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and Patrol Division entered the home with a ...

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CUBA, NY — The homicide under investigation in Cuba was an apparent murder/suicide, according to the Cuba Police Department. According to a Cuba Police.Department press release issued Friday afternoon, police found the bodies of Timothy A. Ramsey, 60, and his wife, Barbara E. Ramsey, 57, in the ...

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CUBA, NY — TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Michael Hogan is in Cuba, where a double homicide was reported last night. Here is Hogan's video report. More details in our story: Cuba Police Are Investigating A Double Homicide   Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your ...

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CUBA, NY — Cuba Police are investigating a double homicide, according to Chief of Police Dustin T. Burch. One victim is male; one is female, Burch wrote in an email to TAPinto Greater Olean late Thursday night: "The public is safe and there is no shelter in place," he said. "We will have ...

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OLEAN, NY — Andrea E. Stanczykowski, 32, of Olean was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of attempted petit larceny and two counts of attempted welfare fraud, according to a news release from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. The release indicated Stanczykowski had concealed and ...

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OLEAN, NY — An Allegany man was arrested in Olean on a drug charge on Monday. State Police said they found Noel P. Dixon, 19, with psychedelic mushrooms during a traffic stop on Homer Street. Dixon was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and released with August ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — An Olean man was arrested on a drug charge in Allegany on Saturday. State Police said they found Chad M. Hamed, 44, with cocaine during a traffic stop on State Route 417. Hamed released with August appearance tickets for Allegany Town Court. Sign Up for E-News to get top ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — State Police have made two arrests in connection with a report that a person was being threatened with a pistol at a business on State Route 417 in Allegany. Raymond E. Sage Jr., 40, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, and Mirranda  L. Baker, 23, was charged with ...

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OLEAN, NY — An Olean woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with welfare fraud, grand larceny and offering a false instrument for filing. Melissa S. Parsell-Herbert, 29, allegedly received $10,082 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by providing false information, according ...

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OLEAN, NY — Mayor William J. Aiello asks residents interested in serving on two newly established committees to submit their resumes or letters of interest to him or to their aldermen. In a press release issued Thursday, the mayor explained that the Police Oversight Committee is mandated by Gov.

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OLEAN, NY — Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Officers arrested an Olean man Thursday and charged him with burglary, criminal mischief and unauthorized use of a vehicle.  Eric D. Green allegedly entered a home, took a set of keys, drove away in a vehicle that he did not have permission to use and ...

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GREAT VALLEY, NY — An Olean woman was arrested on multiple charges Thursday. Police said Ashley McElroy, 23, led authorities on a chase through Great Valley after deputies from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Route 219. According to a press ...

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