Ellicott, NY

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

On June 27th, 2022, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Blaydon Niles, 30, of Falconer, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. Niles was pulled over for a traffic violation committed on Harrison Street in Jamestown. A DMV check of Niles revealed that his driving privileges in New York were revoked and that he was wanted by the Dunkirk Police Department. During the traffic stop, Niles was also found to be in possession of a container of fentanyl. Niles was placed under arrest, transported to SP Jamestown and processed. Niles was issued an appearance ticket and traffic tickets directing him to appear in the city of Jamestown Court on a later date, and then turned over to Dunkirk Police Officers on the active warrant.
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Man In Police Custody Following Police Standoff In Jamestown

JAMESTOWN – A 27-year-old man is in custody following around a 20 minute standoff with police officers in Jamestown. City of Jamestown Police responded to several 911 calls for shots fired at 34 Regent Street around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning. Callers also reported a possible domestic incident at the residence as well.
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Jamestown Police Make Arrest After Reports of Gunshots Fired

A report of shots fired at a residence on Jamestown's north side late Wednesday morning has resulted in an arrest. Jamestown Police say they received several 911 calls regarding gunshots at 34 Regents Street shortly before 11:00 AM, with callers also reporting a possible domestic incident at that location. Officers tried to get the occupants to exit the home, and after about 20 minutes, 27-year-old Aaron Johnson got out and was taken into custody. Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence and did not locate any firearms inside. Johnson is charged with obstruction and is in the city jail awaiting arraignment. The investigation is continuing, and police say additional charges are expected.
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Two Arrested After Probe into Order of Protection Violation in Jamestown

Two people were arrested after an investigation into a possible order of protection violation Tuesday evening at a residence on Jamestown's south side. Jamestown Police responded to the scene at about 6:15 PM and determined that 42-year-old Christopher Light was in the home with a female victim who had an order of protection against him. Officers say Light refused to leave.

Dunkirk Police announce passing of dispatcher

The Dunkirk Police Department has announced the passing of a long-time police dispatcher. The department on its Facebook page indicated Jeffrey Ganey had passed away. He died on Monday at the age of 44. Ganey served the department and the community for 18 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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.

Column: A little lake reveals big blessings

Findley Lake is situated in the southwestern corner of New York state, about 16 miles east of Erie. A younger me felt there was nothing special here. The lake is small — only 292 acres in size. With the exception of the southern end, where a feeder stream renders the vicinity marshy, the entire shoreline is developed with private residences and cottages.

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...

Black Bear Caught On Camera Near Falconer

FALCONER – A black bear was spotted near the Village of Falconer on Friday afternoon. WNY News Now viewer Kelly Perry shared video of the bear in the area of Gerry Levant Road and Route 394 around 1:30 p.m. The bear, Perry says, was spotted running through residential back...

Meet Snowball! Our Pet of the Week

JAMESTOWN – In an effort to help animals find their forever home, WNY News Now is partnering with the Chautauqua County Humane Society to showcase animals’ part of our pet of the week segment. To learn more about our featured pet, watch the video above or contact the...

E’VL Entrepreneurs Forge Into Frewsburg

There is a hidden gem a lot of folks round these parts don’t know about. The Nickel restaurant in Frewsburg, NY. About 45 minutes southwest of Ellicottville on Bone Run Road, sits an historic restaurant that has recently changed ownership to a local gal and her fella. Lisa Mendell and Chris Lynn (pictured) have taken over the Nic-L-Inn, which was also called the Mooney’s Tavern and Lucky Dollar back in the day, more than 40 years ago. It was established on the main thoroughfare twixt Jamestown and Bradford then. The Nickel restaurant has some stories to tell and this one here, is the beginning of the rabbit hole, because you’ll want to hear more once you’ve entered the established roadhouse.

DHHS Announces an Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic

Drive-in Rabies Immunization Clinic Scheduled for July 7 in Clymer | Pre-Registration for Drive-in Rabies Clinics is Required. Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services. The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (CCDHHS) Division of Public Health has announced a free rabies vaccination clinic. The clinic will...

Kosher Changes in Lakewood: Rye’s Cafe Closed, Replaced by Hot Bagels

Rye’s Cafe in Lakewood has recently shut down, but the bake shop was replaced by another similar restaurant, Hot Bagels. A Brooklyn staple, Lakewood residents can now get a taste of New York without venturing too far. In addition to all of their bagel, salad, and soup offerings, Hot Bagels will also serve pastries from Patis Bakery.

Humane Society Dog Kennel At Full Capacity, Group Waives Adoption Fees

JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s dog kennel has reached full capacity, with the non-profit animal group now waiving adoption fees to clear the shelter. “We are above capacity, it’s kind of a crisis situation. We’re really, we’ve got everybody who can be adopted is available for adoption. The three guys running around in here are available. All our kennels are full, we have dogs everywhere,” said animal wellness director, Danny Reynolds.