WJTN News Headlines for June 26, 2018

A city woman and a teen-aged boy both face 10 counts each of animal cruelty after a dead dog was found among the ten inside their home on Jamestown's northside last Saturday...  
 
City police were called to the scene at 1101 Prendergast Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. and, found the animal dead.  Police Captain Bob Samuelson says they found all 10 dogs living in deplorable conditions and without sustenance.  Samuelson says a Necropsy  has been ordered to determine the cause of death.  He says 40 year-old Christine Emming and the 16 year-old may also face additional charges pending the outcome of the examination of the deceased dog.  The other nine animals were taken to a local shelter to be cared for.
 
 
The organization representing landlords in the city of Jamestown has come forward and is calling on Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi to once again fill a vacant constable's position in the city...  
 
Frewsburg's Harold Whitford, who owns rental property in Jamestown, spoke at last night's City Council voting session... and urged the mayor to fill the open position with a man who recently re-applied for the post.  Whitford says Dan Hill meets Each of those requirements, including having insurance.
 
Local Attorney Charles Hall represents several landlords as they go through the eviction process and, he says the fact there are only two constables, one who works full-time otherwise, produces a back-log of cases.  Hall says the city charter states there "shall be" three constables in the city.  However, Teresi says Hill applied two other times and, was found not to meet the residency requirement.  He says Hill has submitted a new, updated application to the city.  There is also a law enforcement training requirement that must be completed during the first year of being a constable.
 
 
It's primary day and, a total of five people will be running in for the Democratic nomination to run for the 23rd Congressional District seat this Fall...  
 
The winner will oppose incumbant Republican Tom Reed.  Chautauqua County Elections Commissioner Norm Green says the polls will be open from Noon until 9 p.m.
 
Besides Democrats, voters from another party will be heading to the polls Tuesday.  He says there will be an "Opportunity to Ballot" for the Women's Equality Party... but, Tracy Mitrano is the only person on the ballot.  Green says there are 25,000 Democrats in the county who are eligible to vote.  Linda Andrei, Tracy Mitrano, Max Della Pia, Ian Golden and Eddie Sundquist are competing for an opportunity to run against incumbent Republican Tom Reed in November.
 
 
A motorcycle accident in the village of Silver Creek last weekend sent an Angola man to a Buffalo hospital with serious injuries...  
 
Sheriff's officers say they were called to the scene at Central Avenue and Christy Street about 10:30 last Saturday night.  Deputies say they located a motorcycle overturned on it's side.  They say 42 year-old Jacob Farabaugh was trying to negotiate a turn on Central Avenue and, lost control of the bike.  Officers say Farabaugh was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.  No condition has been released.  The investigation is on-going, and charges are pending.
 
 
Two Jamestown residents were arrested, including one who gave a fake name during a traffic stop in the city early Sunday morning...  
 
Just before 1:30 a.m., city police pulled over a vehicle on Scioto Street near Barrows Street and, determined the driver, 23 year-old Kylah Seiberg, was operating the vehicle with only a non-drivers I-D and was suspended for failure to pay fines.  Officers say the rear passenger, 33 year-old John Kellom, was found to have allegedly given a false name to evade an active arrest warrant. Both Seiberg and Kellom were taken to city jail pending arraignment. 
 
 
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities a just over $29,000 grant to build a "fast-charging" Electric Vehicle charging station in the city...
 
BPU Energy Efficiency Coordinator Dan Reynolds says they're pleased to receive the funding, which is being provided through the DEC's Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Rebate Program.
 
Reynolds says this will be the city's fourth charging station, but will be -- by far -- the quickest one to get your electric vehicle, or hybrid, recharged.  He compared the recharging of a Chevrolet Volt with the current system as an example.  With the other local stations, it can take 2-3 hours to completely recharge a strictly electric car.  However, it can be about an hour with the new station, once it's online.  Reynolds says the new station will be up and running on or around September 1.  He says they have charging stations on Cherry Street, at Jamestown Community College and, at the North Main Street Park and Ride in the town of Ellicott.
 
 
A 67-year-old Pennsylvania woman lost her life in a crash that injured four others on Route 20 in the town of Brant Sunday afternoon...  
 
Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard reports that Kathleen Lewis of Volant, Pennsylvania was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Route 20 between Route 249 and Hammond Road around 1:30.  Lewis' granddaughters were taken to Oishei Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  A man and woman from Kentucky in the second vehicle were transported to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries as well.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation.