CRIME & SAFETY
Man Arrested for DWI Nearly Twice the Legal Limit
(WNY News Now) – On November 23, 2023, State Police Machias Troopers arrested a 23-year-old Tonawanda, NY man for Driving While Intoxicated. Machias – During a traffic stop on State Route 16 in the town of Machias, Troopers observed Donaldson exhibiting alleged signs of intoxication and determined he had been operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. Donaldson allegedly failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. He was then arrested and transported to State Police Machias, where a chemical breath test revealed him to have a 0.14% BAC.
Springville man charged with Great Valley theft
On November 25, 2023, SP Ellicottville Troopers arrested George H. Anderson, 41, of Springville, NY for Petit Larceny. Troopers investigating a report of items valued at $700 stolen from a residence on Peth Road in the town of Great Valley determined Anderson to have committed the theft. Anderson was arrested...
Olean man charged with drugged driving with child in car
On November 25, 2023, SP Machias Troopers arrested Matthew P. Barrick, 40, of Olean, NY for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (With a Child Passenger Less Than 16) – Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. During a traffic stop on Interstate Route 86 in the town of Allegany following an...
Woman Arrested for Aggravated Felony DWI at Nearly Triple the Legal Limit
(WNY News Now) – On November 22, 2023, SP Machias Troopers arrested a 29-year-old Bliss, NY woman for Driving While Intoxicated – Previous Conviction Within Ten Years and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated – BAC Over 0.18%. Yorkshire – During a traffic stop on State Route 16 in...
Olean Woman Charged with Felony After Alleged Fight
An Olean woman was charged with a felony after an alleged fight on Wednesday. The Olean Police charged 33-year-old Sharlene A. Downey with felony assault, acting in a manner to injure a child, and harassment. Downey was released with an appearance ticket.
Weekly Safety Report: Burglary, Assault, Murder Conviction, and Weapons Charges in Cattaraugus County, New York
This week in Cattaraugus County, New York, several incidents occurred that required law enforcement intervention. These incidents include a 16-year-old facing charges for burglary and grand larceny, a Franklinville resident sentenced for assault, a request to vacate a murder conviction, and a Randolph man facing weapons charges.
Local Tonawanda Resident Arrested for DWI in Machias
Dakota D. Donaldson, a 23-year-old from Tonawanda, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) on November 23, 2023, in Machias. The arrest occurred during a traffic stop on State Route 16 by SP Machias Troopers, who noted visible signs of intoxication.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrests Made for Rape and Weapons Possession in Randolph, NY
This week in Randolph, New York, two incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. The first incident involved the arrest of a 19-year-old man, Jayden Shugars, for charges of first-degree rape, second-degree rape, and criminal obstruction of breathing. The arrest followed an investigation into a complaint of a possible sex crime involving a 14-year-old female victim. The second incident involved the arrest of a 36-year-old man, Christopher Emke, on weapons charges. Emke, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of multiple firearms during a search of his home. The weapons were confiscated, and Emke was issued an appearance ticket.
Community Affairs Manager Arrested for Criminal Contempt
(WNY News Now) – A Community Affairs Manager with the East Otto Police Department, was arrested on November 19th, 2023, at 1:00 AM, in connection with a domestic incident. East Otto – Shannon L. Ogilvie, 40, residing at 7907 Spring St., East Otto, NY, was taken into custody on charges of Criminal Contempt during an incident responded to by deputies. The arrest stemmed from a domestic disturbance in progress, prompting law enforcement intervention. Following the arrest, Ogilvie was promptly arraigned and subsequently released.
Cattaraugus County teen accused of multiple burglaries in Town of Randolph
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y. — A 16-year-old teenager is facing multiple charges for burglaries in Cattaraugus County. The teen, who is not being named due to their age, is charged with three counts of Burglary in the 3rd degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the second degree, one count of Grand Larceny in the 4th degree, three counts of Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree, two counts of Criminal Trespass and one count of Reckless Endangerment.
Randolph man charged with raping teen
On November 15, 2023, The Bureau of Criminal Investigation out of SP Jamestown arrested Jayden Shugars, 19 of Randolph, NY for Rape 1st degree (B Felony), Rape 2nd degree (D Felony) and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing (A Misdemeanor). On August 29, 2023, Troopers received a complaint of a possible sex...
Senior Citizen Arrested for DWI
(WNY News Now) – On November 17, 2023, a 75-year-old Lockport, NY man was apprehended by State Police Machias Troopers on charges of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Machias – SP Machias Troopers responded to a one-vehicle accident on State Route 16 in Machias on November 17, 2023, leading to the arrest of 75-year-old Stephen P. Crawford. Troopers, while investigating the incident, allegedly noted conspicuous signs of intoxication in Crawford. Following standardized field sobriety tests, it was confirmed that Crawford had been operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Weekly Safety Report: Teen Faces Multiple Charges, Threat to Blow Up Building, Outrage over Drunk Driver Sentencing in Cattaraugus County, NY
This week in Cattaraugus County, New York, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. A 14-year-old teenager is facing multiple charges including burglary, grand larceny, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and reckless endangerment, all stemming from incidents at the same business in Randolph over a four-month period. Additionally, a woman from West Valley was charged with threatening to blow up a building in Olean after making a call to the County Department of Social Services. Lastly, there was outrage over the sentencing of a drunk driver who killed one person and severely injured another in Portville.
Truck Knocks Over Light Post in Olean
OLEAN, NY — Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating the driver of a white GMC pickup truck who struck and knocked over a light post in the median of North Union Street near the Main Street roundabout at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. "The driver did not report the accident and left the scene after doing significant damage," the Olean Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. "Looking at debris left behind from this truck it appears the lower part of the front bumper would be damaged and missing small parts due to this accident." The Facebook post includes a photo of the truck that struck the median. Anyone with information about the incident should contact Olean Police Department at 716-376-5677.
A Week of Public Safety Concerns in Cattaraugus County
This week in Cattaraugus County, New York, a string of public safety incidents has sent shockwaves through the community. A 14-year-old from Randolph is facing serious charges, including burglary and reckless endangerment, related to a four-month crime spree at a local business. The juvenile's impending family court appearance has raised concerns about youth involvement in crime and the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system.
South Dayton Man Among Four Arrested in Cattaraugus County Burglary Case
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau has recently concluded a burglary investigation, resulting in the arrest of four individuals, including a South Dayton man, Travis R. Terry. The 32-year-old, along with three accomplices, is facing charges of Burglary in the Third Degree and Petit Larceny for the theft of tools from a private garage. This successful resolution highlights the relentless pursuit of justice by local law enforcement in property crime cases.
Homeless Man Charged with Starting Fire Behind Business
A Homeless man was charged after allegedly starting a fire behind an Olean business Friday night. At 10:25, the Olean Police charged 38-year-old Chadwick C. Cummings with resisting arrest, menacing, and disorderly conduct. Police allege Cummings started a fire behind Five Star Bank. He was released with an appearance ticket.
Salamanca PD Posts Snow Removal Ordinance
The City of Salamanca Police made a post on Facebook about the snow removal ordinance. There shall be no parking of vehicles between the hours of 2 A.M. and 6 A.M. from November 15th until April 1st inclusive in every year, on the following streets. -Atlantic Street from Post Office...
West Valley Woman Arrested for Alleged Terroristic Threat Against County Department
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office has reported the arrest of Nicole L. Quinn, a 37-year-old woman from West Valley, NY, for allegedly making a terroristic threat. On November 14, 2023, Quinn was taken into custody after the Criminal Investigation Bureau executed an arrest warrant at her residence. The warrant was related to a disturbing call made on October 6, where she reportedly threatened to bomb the county's Department of Social Services in Olean.
Plane makes emergency landing on Route 417 in Cattaraugus County
The plane landed just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.