Cattaraugus, NY

Jamestown Police make 25 arrests through GIVE Initiative

Over the course of the last seven days, members of the Jamestown Police Department’s Patrol Section and Investigative Section participated in Targeted Enforcement Patrols throughout the City of Jamestown funded by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) Initiative. The enforcement details were proactive in nature and focused on Problem-Oriented Policing to curb crime throughout the City of Jamestown based on Hot-Spot Policing, Focused Deterrence, and Street Outreach. Officers conducted traffic stops, warrant checks, beat patrols, domestic violence case follow-ups, and order of protection violation checks to list a few. As a result of the enforcement details, approximately twenty-five arrests were made. The arrests included: warrant arrests, crime in progress arrests, order of protection violation arrests, foot pursuits, narcotics arrests, narcotics recoveries, and arrests of some of the Top 10 Most Wanted Individuals.
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Man Airlifted Following Motorcycle Crash In Kennedy

POLAND – A 53-year-old Conewango Valley man was hurt following an early morning motorcycle crash in Kennedy. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash happened around 4 a.m. Friday on Route 394 when a deer ran out in front of William Whalen’s motorcycle. After striking the...
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Forestville resident arrested following Hit and Run accident

On June 30th, 2022, New York State Troopers arrested Patrick Olmstead, 25, of Forestville, for Driving While Intoxicated. The Troopers responded to a residence in Forestville for a report of a hit and run property damage accident. Investigation revealed that while driving south on Creek Road in Forestville at a high rate of speed, Olmstead exited the roadway and items flew from his truck, resulting in damage to the caller’s front yard. Olmstead continued driving and was located by Troopers shortly afterward. Olmstead was placed under arrest after failing several SFSTs, transported to SP Fredonia and processed. Olmstead was issued tickets and is scheduled to appear in the town of Hanover Court on a later date.

State Police Charge Stockton Man with Identity Theft

A Stockton man is facing a handful of felony charges after an investigation into a reported larceny last week in the Brocton area. State Police in Fredonia say 33-year-old Jonathan Eggleston was visiting the victim at her residence on June 23rd, removed five debit cards from her purse and later tried to withdraw $500 from a nearby ATM. Eggleston was arrested later in the day at his residence, still allegedly in possession of the stolen cards. Eggleston was charged with one count of 2nd-degree identity theft and five counts of 4th-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He was issued appearance tickets for Portland Town Court.

Out 2 Eat: Connors Hot Dog Stand

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For many people it is just not Fourth of July until you have a hot dog and maybe a side of French fries. That is why we took the trip to Angola for the latest edition of Out 2 Eat. If you've ever been to Connors...

5 Reasons to Check Out Alchemy Wine & Beer This Summer

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers. It’s officially summer and we couldn’t be more excited about it! If you’re looking for places to visit this summer, make sure you put Alchemy Wine & Beer on your list.

BurgerFest returning to Hamburg this summer

HAMBURG, N.Y. — BurgerFest will be returning to the streets of Hamburg this summer after being canceled the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 36th annual event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 16. The festival will be held on Main Street and Buffalo Street, as well as in the Village of Hamburg municipal parking lot.

Holiday Valley 4-Season ResortSky High Adventure Park

Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley Resort provides action all summer long on the slopes. Take in the fresh mountain air as you take on a variety of challenges. Sky High Adventure Park is made up of a variety of different outdoor adventure activities, including an Aerial Park, Climbing Forest, a Mountain Coaster and Gem Mining plus chairlift rides and mountain biking. The Aerial Park is the largest in New York State and 3rd largest in the United States, satisfying their quest to become a more fulfilling four-seasons resort.

Introducing “Chili Season”: Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream Joins the Team

It’s been pretty hot outside. This weather has most of us scrambling for the air conditioner or the pool or the garden hose. We need to beat the heat. Well, Group Ther-Happy, located at 103 Chautauqua Avenue in Lakewood, NY has just the thing. Not only do they have a menu with craft pizzas and tasty shareables like a huge Bavarian pretzel with beef cheese, but they now have partnered with Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream out of Pittsburgh, PA to offer a tasty treat to beat the heat. The Villager had the opportunity to speak with one of the owners, Michelle Turner, about how the partnership happened and what they are offering.

Tips To Keep Pets Safe This Holiday Weekend

JAMESTOWN – If you’re planning on hosting a backyard BBQ or maybe you live in a neighborhood that’s known for setting off fireworks, best friends animal society, a national animal welfare organization, has some tips to keeping your furry family members safe. First, make sure you bring...

Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream has five locations and no two locations are the same

Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream is a third-generation family-owned/operated business. In 1926 Nick’s grandfather purchased a small milk plant in Black Rock and Nick says they had all this surplus of cream left over and they decided to make ice cream. Nick says, “They bought a small machine, a little 10x10 freezer, and away they went with vanilla, chocolate and a few weeks later they tried strawberry and they were able to perfect that, and they ran only about 100 – 150 gallons a week at that time.”

Wegmans Recalls Vidalia Onions Sold June 23-24

The onions are being recalled due to potential Listeria contamination. Listeria is a bacteria that can cause serious infection, the primary symptoms of which are fever and diarrhea. The recall affects Vidalia onions sold by the pound from June 23 to June 24 at specific Wegmans stores listed below. They...

Wegmans Recalls Vidalia Onions Due To Potential Listeria

ROCHESTER, NY (WENY) – Vidalia Onions at Wegmans have been recalled due to potential listeria. According to the company, the products were sold from June 23rd to June 24th. Locations that sold the onions include the Jamestown location. The onions may have a four-digit P-L-U sticker on the product...

Fitness in the Park – Emily does a yoga demonstration

Emily demonstrates some yoga as directed by Pam Vetrano, wellness director at the Independent Health YMCA. She starts with grounding and breath and Pam walks her through it. Pam says, “Through Fitness in the Park, we have over 50 classes offered this summer at 25 different park locations moving from Jamestown to Olcott, all over Erie County and Niagara County.” All you have to do is show up. Most classes you want to bring a mat and water bottle but all you have to do is sis show up. She says come with friends, family or by yourself and all levels are welcome to all classes and you have a chance to win a free three month membership for you or your family just by showing up to the parks.