Local News Headlines

News Update for Fri., Jan. 16, 2015

Sherman man dead after snowmobiling accident...

A Sherman man has died in a snowmobiling accident near a state trail in the town of Sherman.  Sheriff's officers say they were alerted about 11 this morning that 31 year-old Kyle Chimera of Marks Road had gone out on his sled during the late Thursday night.  However... relatives said he never returned home... and, a search began this morning.  Officers, along with members of the Snowmobile patrol... and, the Sheriff's Department K-9 unit... found the snowmobile had gone west on State Corridor Trail-#4... but, left the trail.  Deputies say the sled struck a bush near a creek... and, became stuck.  Investigation showed that when Chimera tried to get off his snowmobile... he fell into the creek, and drowned.  He was pronounced dead at the scene due to an accidental drowning.


Two city residents arrested for allegedly trafficking, "large amount" of marijuana in Jamestown-area...

Two people have been arrested for allegedly trafficking large amounts of marijuana in Jamestown following a morning raid on their apartment today.  City Police Chief Harry Snellings says members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, and the JPD SWAT Team... raided an upstairs apartment at 128 Fairview Ave. just after 7 a.m.  Snellings says they seized about 2-and-a-half pounds of pot... and, cash inside.  Snellings says the main suspect... 30 year-old Mark Goldsmith... was allegedly seen throwing evidence out a window just prior to the raid.  He says complaints from neighbors led to the investigation.  Snellings says the cash amounted to about $4,300 with several hundreds, fifties... and, smaller denominations.  He says Goldsmith and the other suspect... 29 year-old Peggy Sue Reese... face several charges... including Felony second-degree criminal possession of marijuana... and, criminal possession of a weapon.  Both are being held pending arraignment.  Snellings say the Jamestown Fire Department's ladder truck was called in to recover some of the pot that had been through out onto a third-floor ledge.  A third person... who doesn't live at the Fairview Ave. address was ticketed for not paying a fine.


Two arrested for allegedly dealing three different drugs in Olean...

A significant drug raid in Olean has left two men -- both from outside the area -- jailed on $50,000 bail each for allegedly dealing Heroin, "Crack" Cocaine... and, marijuana.  Agents with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force say they executed a search warrant on a South Union Street address in the Cattaraugus County City.  Task Force members say they arrested 33 year-old Stevaun Punter of Ithaca... and, 27 year-old Cordera Rumph of the Bronx without incident.  Police say they found about 5-grams of "Crack..." 2-grams of Heroin... and, a quantity of marijuana.