Police & Fire

December 11, 2018

OLEAN, NY -- The police department conducted its annual Shop With A Cop event at Walmart Monday evening. Children were paired with police officers and shopped for holiday gifts for themselves and family members. After shopping, the children wrapped their gifts with officers and were treated to ...

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As the holiday season comes upon us, and with the rise of online retail giants like Amazon, it has become important to make an effort to protect yourself from “Porch Pirates.”  “Thefts of packages from front porches are a problem during the holiday season,” Roselle, N.J., Police Chief Brian K.

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ALLEGANY, NY -- State Police arrested a Brook;yn man in Allegany Tuesday and charged him with identity theft. Antawn Cutchin, 36, was arrested, arraigned in Allegany Village Court and released on his own recognizance, according to police. Police said state troopers investigating a complaint ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Police arrested two people in an Olean apartment Wednesday and charged them with manufacturing methamphetamine. Terry B. Brown, 29, and Tressa L. McMillen, 25, were arrested after police executed a search warrant at 120 S. Sixth St. at 5:30 a.m. Police said officers searching the ...

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ALLEGANY, NY -- State troopers reported stopping Austen Atkinsbross on State Route 417 for failure to dim his headlights on Sunday and while interviewing him, detected the odor of alcohol. Troopers said they administered a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, which Atkinsbross,  an Allegany ...

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CUBA, NY — State Police arrested Esteven Dejesus, 24, for fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in Cuba on Sunday.  Amity-based State Police stopped Dejesus on I-86 in the town of Cuba for a speeding violation. According to ...

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OLEAN, NY – State Police arrested Eugene A. O’Dell, 44, of Olean, for trespassing and harassment on Wednesday. Police said troopers responded to a trespassing complaint on State Route 16 in the Town of Olean where O’Dell had entered the apartment of another man and had been making threats of ...

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BUFFALO, NEW YORK --  A Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty Monday to a sex trafficking charge involving a 17-year-old individual he met Olean. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. said Marcellus Overton, 43, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor before Senior U.S.

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CUBA -- A missing 82-year-old Cuba woman has been located and is safe, according to the Cuba Police Department.  The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert for Lorena Fritts after she went missing on Sunday, noting that she could be in danger because she has ...

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CUBA, NY – A Pennsylvania man was arrested in Cuba Saturday and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. State Police said Kody A. Ensign, 21, of Waterford, was arrested during a traffic stop on I-86 after troopers discovered Ensign a pistol in his vehicle for which he did not have a ...

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TOWN OF OLEAN, NY – State Police arrested a Franklinville man Saturday after finding four pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. Timothy P. Knight, 19, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal possession of marijuana. Police said the marijuana was discovered during a search ...

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OLEAN, NY – Police are seeking the community's assistance in identifying a man involved in a burglary at a food service trailer on Front and East State Street on Nov. 6. A video of the incident is posted on the Olean Police Department Facebook page. Anyone with information that would assist ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — State Police arrested an Olean woman on Nov. 3 and charged her with driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said that during a traffic stop on Five Mile Road in Allegany, troopers observed Alycia A. Tracy, 39, exhibiting obvious signs of ...

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PORTVILLE, NY — State Police arrested a Portville couple on Nov. 3 and charged them with criminal nuisance in connection with a July incident.  Police said the incident, which took place July 7, involved a large fight near a 7-Eleven store in the Village of Portville. Investigations revealed the ...

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PORTVILLE, NY — State Police arrested William J. Bean of Olean on Oct. 31 and charged him with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. Police said Bean choked another man and fled the scene after a fight in Portville on Sept. 3. Troopers arrested Bean on a warrant and he was ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — State Police arrested a St. Bonaventure student Monday and charged him with criminal possession of marijuana. Police said William R. Sanders Jr., 19, of Lavkawana was arrested after troopers responded to a report from the university’s Safety and Security office that a ...

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OLEAN, NY – State troopers arrested an Olean man on DWI and other charges on Oct. 15. Jesse E. Smith, 25, was arrested during a traffic stop on State Route 16 Police said state troopers observed signs of impairment and determined Smith had been operating his vehicle while in an intoxicated ...

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NEW HUDSON, NY – Ted C. Ferris, who had an arrest warranty for criminal contempt in Olean, was arrested in New Hudson on Oct. 14 on a separate criminal contempt charge. Police said Ferris, 61, was arrested after State Police troopers responded to a report of a dispute in New Hudson. Ferris ...

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OLEAN, NY - State troopers arrested a Hinsdale man for criminal possession of marijuana on Oct. 13. James J. Fye Sr., 52, was arrested during a traffic stop on State Route 16 in Olean. Troopers said they discovered approximately two ounces of marijuana in Fye’s vehicle. Fye was arrested and ...

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OLEAN, NY - Olean troopers arrested a Bradford, Pennsylvania, man for attempted petit larceny and auto stripping on Oct. 10.  The man, Troy A. Schuppenhauer, 29, also a suspect in an auto stripping case at Mallery’s Auto Body in the town of Allegany, according to State ...

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CUBA, NY - State Police arrested two Elmira resdients on weapons charges Friday. Rashad R. Graham, 23, and Tania M. Shaver, 25, were arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 86 West in the Cuba and charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm and criminal possession of a weapon ...

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OLEAN, NY – The Street Crimes Unit of the Olean Police Department made multiple arrests for drug possession and sales Wednesday morning. Police identified those charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance as Laura R. Hall, 35; Jacob D.

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HINSDALE, NY – State police arrested a Massachusetts woman Monday and charged her with transporting untaxed cigarettes. Linda J. Bemis, 75, of Taunton was arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 86 East Hinsdale, police said. According to police, state troopers discovered 32 cartons of ...

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OLEAN, NY – An envelope containing fundraising items was turned in to the Olean Police Department Tuesday. Police said the materials were turned in by a "Good Samaritan" and may be from a children's fundraising campaign. Anyone who lost fund raising money and can describe the proper amount ...

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OLEAN, NY – Police are seeking the community's assistance in identifying a bicyclist who damaged a vehicle by running into it with his bike and then left the scene of the incident. A video of the incident is posted on the Olean Police Department Facebook page. Anyone with information that ...

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ALLEGANY, NY –  State police arrested a Florida man on Wednesday and charged him with criminal possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of marijuana. Police said Kevin A. Potter, 26, of Tampa was arrested after they responded to unwanted person complaint at the 7-Eleven convenience store ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — The Village of Allegany Police Department issued Tasers to its officers in August. “It’s a huge upgrade to our department. We’re just trying to stay within the times and not be a department that’s back in the ‘40s or ‘50s,” Office in Charge Chris McGraw said. Ninety-five ...

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OLEAN, NY – Police arrested Tyler J. Harding, 28, Friday and charged him with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. The arrest came after city police and members of the New York State Police entered his his first-floor apartment on North First Street with a search warrant at 5:40 a.m.  Two ...

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HINSDALE, NY – State Police arrested a Frewsburg man Tuesday after he allegedly sent a threatening text message to a Hinsdale Central School student that caused a lockdown at the school. Police said Nicholas A. McChesney, 20, sent a text message to a 17-year-old student suggesting that he would ...

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CUBA, NY -- Cuba-Rushford Middle High School was evacuated Tuesday after a staff member received a phone call on an official school phone line that there was an explosive device in the building, but law enforcement authorities determined the threat was not credible. “Cuba police officers and New ...

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