Police & Fire

July 27, 2021

OLEAN, NY — Police arrested Dustin Gutknecht Friday in connection with damages at the Plant Bar on North Union Street. Gutknecht, 30, of Olean was charged with arson and criminal mischief. Police said Gutknecht damaged the front door of the bar and the area around the door with an ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — State police arrested an Olean man Saturday in connection with a report of vandalism to a vehicle at 7-Eleven on West Main Street. Police said Shane P. Dugan, 43, intentionally punched the driver side door of the vehicle. Dugan was charged with criminal mischief and released ...

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HINSDALE, NY — State police arrested a Hinsdale woman Sunday and charged her with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. According to police, during an investigation of a suspicious vehicle complaint in the area of Hinsdale Memorial Park, they found Rachel M. Patterson, 31, ...

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OLEAN, NY — A missing 14-year-old boy has been found and is safe, the Olean Police Department reported in a Facebook post Tuesday. Earlier this week, the department posted that Jacob Carney had left his home on Indiana Avenue in the middle of the night Friday. Police had appealed to the ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police are asking the public for help in finding a missing 14-year-old boy. According to an Olean Police Department Facebook post, Jacob Carney left his home on Indiana Avenue in the middle of the night Friday and may have been seen on Saturday around 11:30 a.m. heading west near ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police are seeking the operator of a red pickup truck in connection with a larceny that occurred June 29 at approximately 3 p.m. at the 7-Eleven on West State Street.  The Olean Police Department posted a photo of the truck on its Facebook page. Individuals with information about ...

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New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies across the state will increase patrols and crack down on drunk and drugged driving and other traffic infractions during Fourth of July weekend. The campaign began Friday and will run through Monday. "Troopers will be out in force and ...

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As the weather heats up, young people spend a lot of time outside swimming, biking and enjoying other summertime activities. Safe Kids Southern Tier New York reminded families in a recent news release "that kids should always wear a helmet when riding a scooter, skating, skateboarding or biking.

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OLEAN, NY — Police arrested a Pennsylvania man on several weapons charges early Saturday morning in connection with a report of a man pointing a rifle at a woman on Irving Street. Lee Lookenhouse, 29, of Sugargrove was charged with unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices; ...

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TOWN OF OLEAN, NY — State police arrested an Allegany man on a drug charge Friday. Thomas W. Edwards, 43, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. During a traffic stop on State Route 16 in the Town of Olean, troopers discovered Edwards in possession of oxycodone ...

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An Olean man was arrested on June 15 on charges related to the death of an inmate at Cattaraugus County Jail in May. Daniel P. Klein, 31, was charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, according to a news release from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. He also was charged ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police arrested a Buffalo man on weapons and drug charges Saturday. Girard Jackson, 27, was arrested outside an establishment on the 500 block of West State Street, according to Olean Police Department Facebook post. Police said Jackson was in possession of a loaded handgun and ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police seized suspected crack cocaine and cash from an Irving Street home Friday. The suspected drugs were submitted for laboratory analysis, and arrests are pending positive results, according to an Olean Police Department Facebook post. Members of the department’s Street Crimes ...

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OLEAN, NY — A special prosecutor has concluded that no criminal charges are warranted against an Olean police officer who fired shots during a high-speed pursuit on March 28. Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori P. Rieman announced the results of the special prosecutor's investigation ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — State police arrested an Olean man Friday in connection with a shoplifting complaint at Walmart. Arthur C. Link, 39, was charged with petit larceny. Police said Link is accused of stealing merchandise valued at $62.60. Link was released with a July appearance ticket for ...

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OLEAN, NY — State police arrested two Olean men on drug and motor vehicle charges after a traffic stop on South Street on Friday. Jeffery R. Pellett, 46, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and Dale D. Green, 48, was charged with for driving while ability impaired by ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — State police arrested a Hinsdale man on June 6 on an arrest warrant for petit larceny. Police said Timothy R. Kiernan, 35, is accused of stealing merchandise valued at $799.99 from Walmart in August 2020. Kiernan was released with a June appearance ticket for Allegany Town ...

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New York State has awarded $10 million in aid to local governments to make improvements to their 9-1-1 response and emergency service dispatch operations. Allegany County will receive $135,050, and Cattaraugus County will receive $180,381. “These funds help recipients make important upgrades ...

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CORNING, NY — Police arrested a Watkins Glen man Thursday in connection with incidents at Rep. Tom Reed’s campaign office and home during last year’s congressional election campaign. Jack Kahabka, 21, was charged with criminal mischief for throwing a brick through a window in Reed’s campaign ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police arrested Kristoffer D. Cook on Monday in connection with a burglary at an apartment on Wayne Street on Monday A woman was seriously injured during the incident and transported via Mercy Flight to the Erie County Medical Center, according to an Olean Police Department Facebook ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — State police arrested two people on multiple drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop on State Route 417 on June 1. Roger K. Franks, 35, of Binghamton and Lorianne A. Clapper, 28, of Montrose, Pennsylvania, each were charged with six counts of criminal possession of a ...

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SALAMANCA, NY — State police arrested Andrew J. Jaquish, 35, of Salamanca on Sunday in connection with the theft of a generator from Dutton Road in Hinsdale. Police said they found Jaquish with the generator on Wildwood Avenue in Salamanca. He was charged with criminal possession of stolen ...

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HINSDALE, NY — New York State Police arrested a Cuba man on drug and motor vehicle charges on May 28. Christopher G. Bennett, 55, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended ...

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CUBA, NY — On May 29, New York State Police arrested a Minnesota man who was wanted on charges in his home state. According to a state police news release, during a traffic stop on State Route 305 in Cuba, troopers determined that Brandon G. Prestridge, 23, of Mankato had an outstanding warrant ...

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BUFFALO, NY — An Olean man was indicted on charges of attempted murder, attempted assault, assault and strangulation on Wednesday.  Gabriel C. Melkioty, 20, allegedly stabbed a woman with a pocket knife multiple times with the intent to kill her on March 31 in Collins, according to a press ...

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OLEAN, NY — The police department’s Street Crimes Unit arrested Jonathan E. Colon of 133 S. Third St. Wednesday and charged him with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of sale of a controlled substance.  Colon, 35, was taken into custody at his apartment ...

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RANDOLPH, NY -- New York State Police arrested Timothy Slater, 56, of Allegany on Monday and charged him with criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of menacing a police officer, burglary, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal trespass, according to a state police press ...

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OLEAN, NY — Identifying Cole Geise was “pretty simple,” according to a man who helped lead police to Geise Saturday night, ending a 13-day search for the missing Olean man. Jeremy Koch said he was at Wendy's on North Union Street when employee Lyaness Batista-Bennett mentioned she saw ...

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OLEAN, NY — Cole Geise, a 21-year-old autistic man who has been missing for 13 days has been found alive. According to a Facebook post from the Olean Police Department, an "alert citizen" recognized Geise at about 10 p.m. Saturday and notified police. “He is safe and is being reunited with ...

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SALAMANCA, NY — An Olean man was arrested on drug charges Thursday, George F. Mowers, 55, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to a new release from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. Police said deputies conducted a traffic stop for traffic ...

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