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Two arrested in alleged Home invasion-robbery in Jamestown...

Two people are in custody... and, a third is being sought... in connection with a home invasion-robbery on Jamestown's southside early Friday morning.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the incident occured at 76 Pershing Ave. about 1:35 a.m. when three men allegedly forced their way into the home... and, bound the victim with duck tape before beating the person.  Samuelson says the suspects wore masks... and, were armed with a machete and billy club.  He says they stole a number of items... including a safe, clothing and cash.  Samuelson says their investigation led to the arrest of 22 year-old Robert Ellsworth in Ashville... and, a 17 year-old male on Wicks Avenue in West Ellicott.  Ellsworth is charged with first-degree robbery... and, burglary.  The juvenile is charged with criminal possession of marijuana.  The victim was initially treated at WCA Hospital... then flown to the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania for further treatment.  If you have any information on the incident... and, the whereabouts of the third suspect... call city police at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.


One person seriously hurt in Clarendon, PA assault-fight...

A Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania man had to be treated for serious injuries after he was involved in a fight with another Warren County man late last month in Clarendon.  State Police in Warren say 23 year-old Daniel Harkins got into the altercation with 22 year-old Tyler Wilson about 2:30 a.m. last March 22nd at 7 1/2 Main Street.  Troopers were called to the scene... and, found both men had been hurt.  Wilson suffered a minor injury during the incident.  However... Harkins was flown to the Hamot Medical Center in Erie for treatment of his injuries.  Both men have now been charged with simple assault.


City man arrested for allegedly trying to bring drugs into County Jail...

A Jamestown man being held in the Chautauqua County Jail pending sentencing on drug-related charges has been accused of smuggling Heroin and marijuana into the jail.  Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force were called to the scene last Tuesday night... where 46 year-old Roberto Morales-Sanchez was being held until sentencing on the other charges.  Task Force agents says they found the illegal drugs in Morales-Sanchez's possesion... and, an additional warrant was obtained on charges of first-degree promoting prison contraband... and, criminal possession of a controlled substance.  He will be arraigned, and returned to the Mayville lock-up on the new charges.

 

U.S. Attorney William Hochul, Jr. hosts forum on Jackson speech...

The western New York region's top prosecutor is also a great admirer of late U-S Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson.  And... U-S Attorney William Hochul, Junior says he was very "honored" to be delivering the main address... and, moderating a panel discussion on the 75th anniversary of Jackson's speech: "The Federal Prosecutor."  Hochul says the Frewsburg native "stands tall" historically in the region... and, the United States.  He says because of Jackson's dedicated work as lead prosecutor at the Nuremburg War Crimes Trial following World War-Two... he continues to inspire current day prosecutors -- like Hochul himself.  Hochul says the Federal Prosecutor speech "set the guide for us."


State Police, and other agencies, begin Texting While Driving Crackdown...

Police in New York are embarking on a ``statewide crackdown'' on texting while driving.  Governor Andrew Cuomo have announced that through Wednesday, state troopers in marked and unmarked vehicles will ``aggressively'' target motorists who use handheld devices while driving.  The stepped up enforcement is timed to coincide with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Adults caught texting while driving face big fines, while young drivers can have their licenses suspended.  According to national figures for 2013... more than 3,100 people were killed in crashes that involved a distracted driver.  A similar crackdown last fall resulted in State Police issuing more than 550 tickets to motorists caught using a hand-held device while driving.