Archives for September 2017

Man Charged With Bringing Drugs Into Jail

POlice say a visting drug dealer had a captive audience… an inmate at Allegany County Jail. They’ve arrested 28 year old Casey Marble of Fillmore and charged him with several drug counts for allegedly bringing drugs to Allegany County Jail. Police said Marble allegedly brought narcotics into the jail to pass them to an inmate during visitation. He was charged with drug possession and attempted sale of a controlled substance, both are felonies.
A Muh – CHAI’ – us man who was charged along with two members of his family for operating a meth lab in a Franklinville home has pleaded guilty.
27 year old Daren Tingue pleaded guilty to unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. Tingue, his father Daren D. Tingue Sr., and his father’s wife, Dlyn G. Tingue, were arrested Jan. 23 after New York State Police discovered a suspected meth lab at 3827 Bakerstand Road. All three were charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine;

Three Way Election for Hinsdale Voters

Voters in Hinsdale will have a three-candidates to choose from to replace Thomas Hooper as new supervisor in November. Democrat Mary Ann Powley, Republican Monroe Bishop and Michael Bushnell will all be on the ballot. Powley got 30 votes and Bushnell 25 in the democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Bishop, got 68 votes and Bushnell received 29 votes. Bishop also has the Independence Party line.
Hooper decided not to seek reelection.
Police say they have an Olean man on videotape stealing a metal strom grate from a home. So they’ve arrested 44-year-old George VAncleaff the third and charged him with the crime. He’s accused of stealing the grate from on Seneca Avenue. He’s charged with petit larceny. The grate was reported stolen on September 6. Police arrested Vancleaf after reviewing home security video that showed the grate being removed.

Allegany County Gets 911 Help

Allegany County is getting some emergeny help for their emergency help center.
The Allegany County Board of Legislators unanimously agreed to spend over $400,000 for a new computerized 911 dispatch system.
It’ll include new workstations with computer programs that tie in to GIS mapping, hazard alerts and includes the locations of the closest fire hydrants for the fire department.
The contract also includes training for dispatchers and two years of maintenance costs.
The McKean County Veterans Services Office will only be open for limited hours for the rest of the month Director Zach Pearson is out on medical leave because of an accident. Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is filling in at the veterans services office at the county courthouse in Smethport. Pearson is expected to be out of the office until Oct. 2. So until this, the office will only be open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Accused Crack Dealers Arrested

Three men accused of being crack cocaine dealers in Olean are sitting in jail.
After joint investigations conducted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, 46 year old David Brooks, 41 year old David Vattes, and 32 year old Brandon Reynolds, were charged.
Brooks was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both class B felonies. The charges stem from two incidents in May where Brooks allegedly sold crack cocaine to another person in Olean. All the charges are from alleged drug sales in May. ————————————————————————————————————
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has sent 10 UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters and 55 soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade to Florida to help with Hurricane Irma.
He also sent 7 airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing to Mississippi to help with satellite and internet communications. They’ll all support the Florida National Guard’s response efforts.

Primary Day Polls Open

It’s primary day.
There are two primary elections — Democrat and Republican — to nominate candidates for supervisor in Hinsdale.
Polls will be open in Hinsdale and seven other towns with primary races from noon to 9 p.m tonight. There are no countywide primaries.
Three candidates are looking to replace Hinsdale Supervisor Thomas Hooper for a two-year term.
Depending on the outcome, all three candidates could wind up on the ballot in November,

New york Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has sent 10 UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters and 55 soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade to Florida to help with Hurricane Irma.
The helicopters and Army National Guard crews, will support the Florida National Guard.
Cuomo also sent a C-17 cargo plane from the 105th Airlift Wing to Mississippi. The seven-member crew is handling satellite communications in support of the Florida National Guard.

Ceremonies to Commemorate 9/11 Scheduled

Olean and St. Bonaventure are commemorating the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks today with ceremonies.Three St. Bonaventure graduates were killed in the attacks.
The Olean American Legion will mark the occasion with a ceremony on the front lawn of the Legion hall, at 6 o’clock tonight. ST. BONAVENTURE is hosting a prayer service at 11:30 this morning at the university’s 9/11 Memorial, in front of the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center.
Around 50 people attended the memorial service in Olean last year.
Police continue their battle with the heroin epidepic. They say they have another dealer off the streets.
A joint investigation by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task force led to the arrest of Brandon Reynolds.
He’s a 32 year old man from Randolph. He’s accised of possession and selling heroin in May.

Cattaraugus County Pitches in $100,000 for Seneca Trails

A 3.3 mile trail system between the Seneca Nation and Salamanca just got a $100,000 boost from the Cattaraugus County. Lawmakers on two committees gave the okay to putting thr money toward hooking up the Pennsy Trail with trails in West Salamanca and the new Seneca Ohi:yo’ (Seneca for beautiful river) Gateway project. Some of the money goes for new lighting, emergency call boxes and surveillance, benches and plants.
The number of Lyme disease cases have risen some at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health says deer ticks have been found in each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. and they can spread the disease. McKean County is listed by the Health Department as one of the more prevalent counties when it comes to Lyme disease.
Symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, fatigue, headache, muscle aches and joint pain, and a bullseye rash may appear.

State Police Busy Labor Day Weekend

It was a busy and productive Labor Day weekend for state police.
Kane-based state police say they wrote 247 tickets and made five DUI arrests.
Four of the arrests were without accidents, one was after an accident.
102 of the tickets were for speeding, the rest were for seatbelt violations or warnings.
Olean’s debating some big cuts…. specifically cutting down trees, 23 of them. And trimming 13 more.
The city’s finance committee spent an hour talking about it. Most of the money in the city’s tree program was cut back in the budget leaving just $30,000. It’ll cost $45,000 to clear and trim the trees.
No final decision was made. that was put off until more discussion and another meeting.
A Bradford man is in McKean County Jail, accused of stealing two bicycles from someone who was at a wedding. 45 year old John Hallock is charged. Police say the bikes are worth $1,700.

Charges Pending in Deadly Motorcycle Crash

Police identified the motorcycle victim who died in a Labor Day crash as 62 year old Paul Nigro of Williamsville, and they say charges are pending against a driver involved in the accident.
Intitially reported as a two vehicle accident between a truck and motocycle, Cuba Police say there were three vehicles involved in a collision at the intersection of State Route 305 and Keller Hill Road: two full-sized trucks and Nigro’s bike. Five poeple in the truck that collided with Nigro’s bike were hurt but there injuries weren’t serious.
More people went to this years New York State Fair than ever before. They counted more than 1.13 million visitors, and that’s a new attendance record. The fair’s 13-day run ended Monday, on Labor Day.
Last year’s fair was 12 days long and attracted under 1.12 million visitors.
This year’s fair also set records for baked potatoes, selling more than 59,900 and more than 420,000 cups of milk.

Deadly Car/Motorcycle Crash in Cuba

It was a deadly Labor Day weekend on local roads.
One man is dead and five people were hurt in a car motorcycle crash Monday in Cuba.
The motorcyclist was a man in his 50s died. Police won’t release his name until they’ve notified his family.
Five people in the car all suffered injuries. Police say they’re investigating the crash but don’t expect to file any charges at this point.
There was a two car crash in Salamanca over the weekend. 24-year-old Andrew Cosme of Kenmore was arrested for driving while intoxicated. A Cattaraugus County sheriff’s patrol responding to the crash at the intersection of Route 353 and North State Street. They say Cosme didn’t yield to northbound traffic while making a left turn. No other details of the crash were provided by police. Cosme was charged with DWI and failure to yield when making a left turn.