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City man arrested following high-speed vehicle pursuit through city...

A Jamestown man faces a number of charges after a car pursuit from Fairmount Avenue on the city's westside to a dead-end street downtown.  Jamestown police say they began the chase shortly before 4:30 a.m. Monday near the West Ellicott-Jamestown city line.  Officers say they followed the car... allegedly being operated by 24 year-old Joshua Whalen... southbound on Fairmount... and, it took off at a high-rate of speed east on West Fifth Street.  At that point... police say Whalen allegedly disobeyed one-way street signs... stop signs... and, made unsafe turns unitl he was trapped on the dead-end street.  Police say Whalen then got out of the car... and, ran from police.  However... they say he was later caught by officers and arrested.  Whalen faces charges including first-degree reckless endangerment... unlawfully fleeing police... and, obstruction of governmental administration.

Silver Creek woman arrested for allegedly selling "crack" cocaine...

A north county woman has been arrested for allegedly selling "crack" cocaine to undercover police officers the past three-months in the village of Silver Creek.  Agents with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force say 49 year-old Lisa Farner of Lafayette Street turned herself into Silver Creek Village Court after learning a warrant had been issued for her arrest.  Farner is charged with third-degree criminal sale... and, possession of a controlled substance.  However... Task Force members also say she will now be brought before the Chautauqua County Grand Jury on additional sales and possession charges.  She's jailed until that time.  Task Force agents say that if you know of any illegal drug activity... call them at 1-800-344-8702.  They say all calls will be kept confidential.



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