Pennsylvania Man Charged for Assaulting Multiple Young Children
MCKEAN COUNTY, PA – After a two-day jury trial at the McKean County Courthouse, Sebastian Vancamp of Duke Center has been convicted on multiple counts of sex crimes against a…
Mount Jewett Man Facing Assault, Weapons Charges
A Mount Jewett man is in McKean County Jail accused of trying to strangle a woman. Troopers arrived in response to a report of a domestic incident shortly after 3 AM Saturday and determined that 48-year-old Robert Copley, Jr., had assaulted a female victim. Troopers also claimed to have located...
Damien hasn’t been seen since May 25, 2002, in Warren, Pennsylvania, after he left a friend’s place
In the heart of Warren, Pennsylvania, a perplexing case continues to mystify both the local community and law enforcement: the disappearance of 22-year-old Damien Mark Sharp. This young man's vanishing, dating back to May 25, 2002, has woven a tapestry of unanswered questions and deep concern.
Arrest Made in Criminal Mischief Case
(WNY News Now) – Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office apprehends a 37-year-old man for alleged criminal mischief at the County Jail. Cattaraugus County, N.Y. – Following an investigation by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau, Brian M. Johnson was arrested on December 4, 2023, at 1:15 pm. The charges include one count of Criminal Mischief in the third degree. Johnson is accused of forcefully removing a phone from the wall of the Cattaraugus County Jail’s recreation room, subsequently hurling it across the space.
Two, 19, flown to Penn Highlands after crash in Elk County
ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Two 19-year-olds were flown to the hospital Monday after a crash on PA 66. According to state police, the two men — from Smethport and Hazel Hurst — were traveling on PA 66 Monday afternoon around 1:45 p.m. in a Dodge Ram. It’s believed they failed to stop at the […]
Man wanted on 4 charges in PA stopped, captured in Cattaraugus County
He's been taken into custody as a fugitive from justice.
Dec. 6, 2023 Police Blotter
James Sturdevant, 61, Warren was charged with DUI: .16% or Higher, DUI – General Impairment, Duties at Stop Sign & Signaling Improperly following a Traffic Stop on 11/17/2023. Richard Remmy, 69, Florida was cited for Periods Requiring Lighted Lamps following a two-vehicle accident at Main/Wayne. Precious Reiner, 19, Warren...
Elk County Salvation Army struggling to find volunteers
ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The ringing of bells is a sure sign of the holiday season as most come from volunteers beside the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle. However, the bells are in danger of going silent. The centuries-old campaign helps more than 4 and a half million people keep food on the table during […]
Great Lakes Cheese Facility
Over in Franklinville, the little village that stands to reap big rewards once the sprawling 486,000 square-foot Great Lakes Cheese facility opens in late 2024, Mayor Michael Sikora sees a big future. Sikora lives near the new plant and, like thousands living here and passing through, he has witnessed the...
Temporary Light Installed at East Main/Bolivar/Derrick Intersection
The four-way stop at the intersection of East Main Street, Derrick Road, and Bolivar Drive has been replaced with a temporary traffic light. One of the four light poles at the intersection was destroyed in a single-vehicle collision Thanksgiving morning. Since then, the intersection has been working as a four-way stop.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of salamanca, NY Need You!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of salamanca..
Bottorf Acquitted in Uni-Mart Robbery
An Eldred man was found not guilty of charges alleging he robbed the Uni-Mart in Bradford in February 2022. 43-year-old Timothy Bottorf is still incarcerated in McKean County Jail on $600,000 bail in a different case on charges of flight to avoid apprehension and two counts of possessing a prohibited firearm.
19 Cattaraugus County Restaurants With Health Inspection Violations Last Month
If you live in Cattaraugus County and you plan on dining out, you definitely need to check out this list. These 19 restaurants had critical health inspection violations in November. According to StateFoodSafety.com, food inspectors look for things like food temperatures, refrigerator and freezer unit temperatures, running water, proper utensils...
Southern Tier Health Care System Receives Federal Grant
WASHINGTON — Southern Tier Health Care System Inc. has received $120,348 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program. “This grant underscores a shared commitment to ensure that residents in Southwestern New York have access to the highest standard of holistic healthcare services,” Donna L. Kahm, the organization’s president and CEO, said. “The Southern Tier Health Care System is dedicated to working with our federal partners to offer a wide range of tangible assistance to our underserved communities.” According to the USDA, the funds will be used to provide training opportunities for health care professionals to better address opioid and substance-use disorders and mental health care. “This significant federal investment in Southern Tier Health Care Systems will allow them to bolster their staff training and services in Cattaraugus County,” Rep. Nick Langworthy, who announced the grant Tuesday, said. Langworthy’s district includes the Greater Olean area. Southern Tier Health Care System is headquartered in Olean.
Local Law Enforcement: From Arrests to Community Engagement in Crime Prevention
In the serene early hours of a recent Monday morning, the peace of Carrolton was disrupted by the sounds of justice in action. Joseph L. Hollingshead, a 41-year-old man from Olean, was apprehended by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. Hollingshead, a fugitive with multiple bench warrants from Elk County, faced a series of charges including theft, forgery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property. His capture not only highlighted the diligence of the local law enforcement but also restored a sense of safety within the community, reminding residents of the protective presence of their police force.
Inmate Behavior and Correctional Facility Challenges: The Case of Cattaraugus County Jail
On December 4, 2023, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance at the County Jail leading to the arrest of Brian M. Johnson, 37, for criminal mischief. After a thorough investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Johnson was charged with forcefully removing and throwing a telephone in the jail's recreation room. As he awaits his court appearance, this incident draws attention to the broader implications of inmate conduct within correctional facilities.
Holiday Packages to Service Persons
997…Does that sound like an “odd” number…just three shy of 1000? Actually, it’s the perfect number for the Blue Star Mothers NY4 because that is the number of Christmas Care Packages that were prepared this past Saturday, December 2, for US deployed troops all around the world. This feat was accomplished through the combined efforts of countless community organizations and businesses, schools, churches and individual donors, as the true spirit of Christmas was experienced in real-time. The Blue Star Mothers Christmas Care Packing takes place annually on the first Saturday in December at the Fluvanna Community Church, and for many this event is the official kickoff to the Christmas holiday season, representing the spirit of joy and giving that this season holds.
Sheriff’s office looking to identify person after St. Bonaventure, Allegany trespass complaints
Anyone with information on their identity is asked to call the Sheriff's office at (716) 938-9191.
Hinsdale Man Accused of Failing to Update Registration
A Hinsdale man is facing charges after allegedly failing to update his registration as a sex offender. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s office, 30-year-old Scott Babb was arrested after he turned himself in on an arrest warrant issued by Cattaraugus County Court. Babb was held pending further court...
Ellicottville’s Christmas Stroll
ELLICOTTVILLE – Slow down the pace during the holiday rush and take some time to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas during Ellicottville’s annual Christmas Stroll. This year’s Stroll is set for this Saturday, Dec. 9 in the village of Ellicottville. The Christmas Stroll welcomes all to a day of friendship as locals and visitors come together to remember the season and the story behind this special time of year.