Police & Fire

September 20, 2019

HINSDALE, NY – Police arrested an Angelica man on the shoulder of Interstate 86 in Hinsdale Thursday for aggravated driving while intoxicated. Police said Zachary J. Hodnett, 22, failed standardized field sobriety tests. Police released Hodnett with appearance tickets for Hinsdale Town Court, ...

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OLEAN, NY – A Salamanca woman was arrested in Olean Tuesday and charged with four felonies – third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud, misuse of food stamps, and three counts of offering a false instrument for filing. Police said authorities launched an investigation of Amy ...

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OLEAN, NY — State Police arrested an Olean woman Saturday after investigating a complaint of a customer failing to return a rental vehicle to a business on Constitution Avenue. Sharon A. Hendryx, 68, was charged with scheming to defraud and three counts of unauthorized use of a motor ...

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OLEAN, NY – A Rochester man was arrested on drug charges in Olean Thursday after detectives from the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task force found 11 grams of crack cocaine and about a gram of fentanyl along with a large amount of cash in his car. Samuel M. Ackley, 28, was charged with criminal ...

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TOWN OF OLEAN, NY – The town’s fire department will receive a $25,238 federal grant for water rescue training. “This training will be done within the year,” Town of Olean Fire Chief Scott Zink said. “I want my guys to be able to do quick action water rescue.” The grant will come from the ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – State Troopers arrested Caprice N. Gayton, 41, of Olean on Wednesday for drug possession.  Police said that during a traffic stop on State Route 417, they found Gayton to be in possession of concentrated cannabis and hydrocodone pills for which she did not have a ...

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FRIENDSHIP, NY – State Police Amity Troopers arrested Nathon Hitchcock of Olean for criminal mischief on Monday after investigating a complaint  of property damage to a vehicle at a residence on Maple Grove Road. Hitchcock, 31, was released with an appearance ticket and is due back in Friendship ...

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OLEAN, NY – On a warm, sunny summer evening, members of the community gathered at the Olean American Legion to remember those who were killed in the 9/11 terror attacks. The ceremony began just after 6 p.m. with a prayer by the Rev. Ross Chamberland of St. Bonaventure University, followed by ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Law enforcement authorities determined that a student sent an email containing “an alarming threat” to other students Monday evening, according to an email notice from the St. Bonaventure University Office of Student Affairs. “A limited number of students on a residence ...

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OLEAN, NY – Police arrested a 15-year boy Friday in connection with the threats made to Olean High School students through Facebook and other social media sites. Police said the boy was taken into custody at 3:30 p.m. Friday and charged with two counts of making a terroristic threat. The threats ...

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SALAMANCA, NY – Rep. Tom Reed challenged Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to break his promises to the City of Salamanca. The congressman issued the challenge during his weekly media call Wednesday; Salamanca Fire Chief Nicholas Borcharski and Salamanca Mayor Michael Smith participated in the call. The ...

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OLEAN, NY – An Olean man was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felonies -- third-degree grand larceny and third-degree welfare fraud.  Police said they investigated David J. Fischer, 36, after receiving a complaint from the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services for suspected ...

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OLEAN, NY – ­­As the school bells start to ring, local drivers will have to share the roads with the 2,500 students in the City of Olean. And that is why Mayor William J. Aiello and Olean Police Department Chief Jeff Rowley are reminding residents of some of the rules of the road. “It is ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – A Bolivar man was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree attempted criminal trespass. Police said Jordan T. Wells, 19, attempted to enter a home on Birch Run Road in Allegany through a window, but retreated when he realized a man inside the home had seen him. Wells was ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – State Police charged an Allegany man with burglary after they said they found him selling items at a yard sale that were stolen from a vacant home. Police said they arrested William C. Carmona, 18, on Friday and charged him with third-degree burglary. Troopers investigating a ...

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OLEAN, NY –Police found a plastic baggie containing marijuana and a glass pipe in the purse of a woman using the security entrance of the Cattaraugus County Administration Building, according to a news release from the county Sheriff’s Office. Viviana A, Ferreira, 19, of Globe, Arizona, was ...

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GENESEE, NY – An Olean woman was found dead Thursday after taking drugs at a home in Genesee, according to New York State Police. The homeowner, Terry G. Miller, 64, was arrested by State Police and charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of Jennifer J. Anders 36.

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HINSDALE, NY – A Franklinville man was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Dale E. Forrester, 35, allowed two children to kayak at dusk on the Olean Creek in Hinsdale without personal flotation devices, cell phones or ...

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PORTVILLE, NY – A Portville man driving on Lillibridge Road crossed into the oncoming lane, went off the roadway and struck a tree and a hay bale before coming to rest in a field, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Lawton, 33, was arrested and charged with driving ...

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OLEAN, NY – A Portville man who was involved in a traffic accident in Olean was arrested on Thursday after officers investigating the accident learned he had an outstanding arrest warrant from a sale of crack cocaine and discovered several packages of the drug inside his vehicle. Gary L.

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OLEAN, NY – Police have arrested a Buffalo man on drug charges related to allegations that he sold crack cocaine in Olean. Kevin Harrington, 46, was arrested on Aug. 14 after turning himself in at the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office in Little Valley for an outstanding arrest warrant charging ...

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FRIENDSHIP NY – State Police arrested an Allegany man on DWI and drug charges Sunday. James S. Sloane, 58, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Sloane was arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 86 ...

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Rep. Tom Reed said Wednesday during his weekly conference call with reporters that he was appalled by the recent videos of people dumping water on on-duty police officers in New York City.  The social media trend shows individuals throwing buckets of water on New York City Police Department ...

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OLEAN, NY – State Police arrested an Olean woman Monday in connection with a theft at Kwik Fill on Route 417 in Allegany. Crystal M. Handmore, 37, was charged with petit larceny after state troopers investigating a theft of cash from the business determined that Handmore, an employee, had taken ...

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BOLIVAR, NY – A Portville woman was arrested on multiple charges Sunday after she was involved in three accidents, according to State Police. Diana M. Taggerty, 47, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, refusal to submit a breath test, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and ...

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LITTLE VALLEY, NY – Three women from the Greater Olean area were arrested Monday for having contraband in prison. Amanda Weed, 32, of Olean, Brittney Degroat, 24, of Salamanca and Molly Nicoletta, 36, of Hinsdale were arrested after a complaint from the Cattaraugus County Jail, according to a ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – Police arrested an Allegany man on Aug. 7 after responding to a report of a theft in a parking lot on Plaza Drive. Police said Ricky L. Giles, 25, went through his former girlfriend's car, took an item from the vehicle and acted in a harassing manner toward her. Giles was ...

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CUBA, NY – Police arrested a Cuba man Saturday and charged him with making terroristic threats. Police said Scott M. Griffiths, 50, was arrested after they received complaints that he allegedly threatened to cause serious physical injury and death to several Cuba residents. Griffiths was ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – A Little Valley man was arrested Saturday and charged with stalking and harassment. Police said Elliot S. Koller, 31, had been harassing and stalking an Allegany man for several days. He was arrested after Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a suspicious ...

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CUBA, NY – A Cuba man was arrested on welfare fraud charges Wednesday. Scott M. Griffiths, 50, was charged with two counts of filing a false instrument and one count of welfare fraud. According to State Police, an investigation led state troopers to discover that Griffiths had filed false ...

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