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Stockton Man Facing Sexual Abuse and Unlawful Imprisonment Charges

A Stockton man was arrested Saturday morning on charges of 1st-degree sexual abuse and 2nd-degree unlawful imprisonment. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say that 41-year-old Joshua Dash, who was known to be wanted by the Sheriff's Office on those counts, was located at a residence on Dean Road in the Town of Stockton at about 8:00 AM. Dash was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail to be arraigned on the charges. He is being held on $25,000 bail.
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Sheriff's Office Reports Two Arrests from North County Altercations

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office made two arrests in separate altercations that occurred in the north county on Friday. The first incident was reported at about 2:30 PM at an address in the Town of Hanover, where 24-year-old Daniel Baez of Forestville had allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with another person. Baez was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, along with one count each of 2nd-degree harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. Deputies say the second altercation took place in the Town of Sheridan at about 11:30 PM, with 29-year-old Ashley Gambino of Silver Creek being taken into custody on a charge of 3rd-degree criminal mischief. Baez and Gambino were both taken to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.
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Home on Crestwood in Buffalo struck by bullets early Thursday morning

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — On Thursday morning, Buffalo police were seen investigating after a home on Crestwood Avenue had been sprayed by gunfire. The home, which is near Hertel Avenue, had bullet holes in the front windows. Neighbors say they heard shooting around 1 a.m. According to officials, at least...

Mom of teen who fell into Niagara River hopes for a miracle

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Colleen Carey is hoping for a miracle as the search continues for her 15-year-old son who fell into the Niagara River. “It’s just non-stop looking. We’re just trying to find him. We’re hoping for a miracle, we’re hoping that we find him alive,” Carey said. Her son, Kameron Stenzel, reportedly fell […]
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2021 Election: Role of police a clear dividing line in race for Buffalo mayor

This story contains raw language. Nine months before she won Buffalo's Democratic mayoral primary, India Walton walked in the middle of Court Street shouting into a megaphone to three dozen protesters in front of the downtown police headquarters. "They have not listened," she said of the police. "They have not...

Former Williamsville South track coach appears in court for allegedly exchanging sexual texts with a minor

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A former track coach at Williamsville South High School was arraigned Thursday in Amherst Town Court on two charges after allegedly sending explicit text messages to a minor. The Erie County District Attorney’s office said Friday, Daniel W. Syracuse, 38, of the Town of Tonawanda is accused of exchanging sexually explicit […]
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Body found in lower Niagara River on Ontario shoreline

State Park Police on Thursday said officials have located a male body in the lower Niagara River on the fourth day of a search after a teenager who was fishing with his father in the area slipped into the swift current and disappeared. Police said they hoped they had located...

Sinclairville man charged with DWAI by drugs and alcohol after crash

A Sinclairville man is facing drug and alcohol related charges after Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies found his vehicle in a ditch Wednesday night on Stockton-Hartfield Road in the town of Stockton. Deputies say an investigation found the driver, 45-year-old Rudy Ryen, to be driving while intoxicated and in possession of a controlled substance. Ryen has been charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, and moving from lane unsafely. Ryen was transported to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office for processing and was later released with tickets to appear in Stockton Town Court on a later date.

Buffalo man admits to slashing man’s face outside Pearl St. nightclub

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — On Tuesday, 24-year-old Carlos Rosa of Buffalo pleaded guilty to slashing a man across the face outside of a downtown nightclub on New Year’s Day 2020. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn’s office says at 2:30 a.m. Rosa assaulted the victim with an “unknown sharp object”...

Former track coach at Williamsville South High School arraigned on charges of exchanging sexually explicit message with child

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A former area track coach has been arraigned for exchanging sexually explicit messages and images with a child in 2015. Daniel Syracuse, 38, of the Town of Tonawanda, was arraigned on one count of disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree (class "D" felony) and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Buffalo Man Accused of Sending Cop Lewd Photos He Thought Was Teenager

A Western New York man has been arrested for allegedly sending several lewd photos to who he believed to be was a 14-year old but turned out to be a cop. Scott Ziccardi was sending the photos and having a sexual conversation with an undercover police detective with the Canandaigua Police Department. The 43-year old Buffalo man was located and arrested without incident on attempted disseminating indecent material to a minor.