Local News Headlines

News Headlines for Sat., May 14, 2016

Rochester man jailed for allegedly trafficking "crack" cocaine in Jamestown...
A Rochester man is being held on $15,000 bail for allegedly trafficking "crack" cocaine from an apartment in downtown Jamestown.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force were ready to raid the residence at 30 Charles St. Thursday afternoon... when they stopped the suspect, 28 year-old Timothy Wilson... outside the house.  Samuelson says he was apparently trying to get away in a car.  He says drug agents found just under 4-grams of "crack" in Wilson's possession... along with several hundred dollars in alleged drug proceeds.  There was also drug paraphernalia.  Wilson has been charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... criminally using drug paraphernalia.. and aggravated unlicensed operation.  Wilson was arraigned... and, sent to the county jail.  Again... anyone with information on illegal narcotics trafficking in the Jamestown-area is asked to contact the Task Force at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.


Buffalo man jailed for allegedly selling powder cocaine at various locations in Jamestown...
A Buffalo man is jailed without bail for allegedly selling cocaine at several different locations in Jamestown.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says uniformed officers, and Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force members were able to identify 35 year-old Anthony Calloway as he was stopped inside a taxi cab about 9 a.m. Thursday on Stowe St.  Samuelson says police found Calloway in possession of a small quantity of cocaine, some marijuana, and cash.  Once they got him to the city jail... police determined Calloway had more cocaine hidden away on his person.  Further investigation found about 3-grams of powder cocaine within a body cavity.  Calloway is jailed on one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Anyone with information on alleged drug trafficking and sales is asked to call the JPD Tip-line at 483-TIPS... or 483-8477.


Fresco's employee accused of burglarizing his employer...

A man who was employed at one of Jamestown's favorite eateries has been accused of breaking into the restaurant... and, stealing money out of a cash register.  City police say 37 year-old Peter Golonka allegedly entered Fresco's Pizzeria at 2 East Second Street without permission about 11:30 p.m. last Saturday.  Officers say surveillance video picked up Golonka forcing his way into the cash register... where he took at quantity of cash.  Investigators used the video to identify Golonka... and, arrest him.  Golonka was arraigned on one count of third-degree burglary... and, sent to the county jail on $10,000 cash bail.


Jamestown man arrested for allegedly attacking cab driver, and stealing the vehicle...

A city man is jailed without bail for allegedly assaulting a taxi cab driver early Friday morning... and, stealing the cab before he was stopped and arrested.  Jamestown police were called to the scene at Maple Street and Everett Avenue just before 2 a.m. on a report of a man assaulting the woman driver.  Officers say the driver told them the man had stolen the vehicle and fled the scene.  Police later located the cab... and, stopped it on Camp Street at the city line.  Officers say they the suspect, 40 year-old Victor Rosa, Jr., was allegedly drunk.  Police say Rosa was apparently riding in the cab when he grabbed the driver by the hair... and, shoved her into the seat.  He then held her down while stealing the vehicle.  Rosa faces several charges... including second-degree robbery... driving while intoxicated... and reckless endangerment.  He was arraigned and sent to the county lock-up.


National Train Day activities underway in Jamestown...

It's an annual event that draws train enthusiasts by the dozen to Jamestown, and Chautauqua County.  The 6th National Train Day celebration is taking place today at the Gateway Train Station on West Second Street.  Organizer Lee Harkness says they have a full-day of activities, and displays set for people who attend.  Mayor Sam Teresi will be on hand to help open the program at 10:15 a.m.  Harkness says one of the high-lights will be the annual appearance of a well-known Railroad Author, Ken Springirth, who has penned some 20 books about the railroad.  Harkness says one fo the big high-lights will be two "Great American Train Robberies..." the first at trackside will take place sometime after 1 p.m.  He says they'll also have their yearly toy train show going on.  Food and refreshments will also be available.  After the evening reception... Harkness says they'll have candlelight tours of the robbery and encampment areas.  They'll also recognize the joining of the east and west railroad tracks to form the Trans-Continental Railroad in 1869.


It's graduation day at the SUNY College at Fredonia...

It's one of the biggest days of the year for the State University college at Fredonia... Commencement Day, and nearly 1,400 students will be taking part in graduation ceremonies set for today.  Fredonia Spokeswoman Lisa Eikenburg says there will once again be two ceremonies, one at 10 a.m., and, the other at 3 p.m.  The commencement address will be given by Dr. Jeffrey Kelly who is lead professor for Chemistry at Scripps Research Institute.  He is also a Fredonia alumnus.  Eikenburg says this year's ceremonies will feature something new.  She says that's large projection screens so the speakers and students will be more easily seen by guests.  If you can't make the ceremonies, you can view them on local cable access.  There will also be live streaming video at Fredonia.edu.