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News Headlines for Sat. am, Oct. 31, 2015

JCC receives telephone threat, city campus "locked-down" about four hours before all clear given...


The "all-clear" was given at Jamestown Community College’s City Campus early this evening after the threat of a "shooter" on campus was phoned in early Friday afternoon.  JCC's Vice-President of Enrollment, Marketing and Communications Kirk Young... says an earlier lock-down was done as a precautionary measure due to the threat phoned in to the college from an off-campus location.  Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says they're still looking for the man who allegedly called in the threat traced to a public phone at the Prendergast Library.  Samuelson says they have video tape of the man... who was wearing a yellow pancho/rain jacket... blue knit cap, and dark jeans.  Young says the Jamestown Campus was declared safe from the threat about 6 p.m.   All events on the Jamestown Campus were cancelled after the threat was made.  Other than late afternoon and early evening activities... the Halloween Party was the only major activity called off.  Young says students living on campus were allowed last evening to leave and re-enter residence halls.  Anyone with information is asked to call 483-7537, or the JPD Tip-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.

City police also investigation allegedly bank robbery on Spring Street...

Jamestown police are also on the look-out for a white man who allegedly entered the First Niagara Bank on Spring Street late yesterday afternoon... and, demanded cash from a teller.  Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the man was wearing an off-red and tan colored flannel hoodie... and, dark baseball cap.  Samuelson says the suspect walked into the 417 Spring St. location about 4:30 p.m.  A copy of the photo has been circulated.  The man feld the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Samuelson says anyone who may recognize the man... or knows about the robbery is asked to call city police at 483-7537.


State officials taking measures to ensure public safety on Halloween from paroled sex


New York state is taking steps to ensure paroled sex offenders don't take advantage of Halloween to commit another crime.  The state said Friday that it is imposing special rules on convicted sex offenders that prohibit them from dressing up in costume or opening their doors to trick-or-treaters.  Parolees are also instructed to remain home Halloween night. The state says parole officers will make home visits to about 2,375 sex offenders currently under supervision.  It's the 10th year such rules have been imposed.


Trick-or Treat hours set in Jamestown, and area...

In addition to the city-wide Halloween Fun Fest... Jamestown's trick-or-treet hours also run from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday night.  Those are also the hours in Lakewood... Celoron... Frewsburg... Bemus Point and, the town of Busti.  The hours are 5:30 to 7 p.m. for Falconer... and, the town of Ellicott.  Parents are urged to dress their kids appropriately for the weather, and safety.


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