City man arrested for alleged Meth trafficking and having set of Brass Knuckles...
A Jamestown man is under arrest after a Tuesday afternoon drug raid on the southside for allegedly trafficking Crystal Methamphetimine.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says agents with the Metro Task Force executed a search warrant at 102 McKinley Ave. about 1 p.m., and, arrested 32 year-old Kyle Kamholtz.  Samuelson says Kamholtz was allegedly found in possession of near 5-grams of Crystal Meth... and, a set of brass knuckles.  They also allegedly found packaging materials, and scales used for selling and trafficking the drug.  Kamholtz is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... criminally using drug paraphernalia... and criminal possession of a weapon.  He was jailed pending arraignment.  Anyone with information on illegal drug activity in Jamestown is asked to call the department's confidential tips line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.  You can also contact their Tips 4-1-1 app.


Three arrested in city later in day for Meth trafficking and child endangerment...
Three city residents are jailed for allegedly trafficking Crystal Methamphetimine following a drug raid at a home on Jamestown's southside late Tuesday afternoon.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says members of the Metro Drug Task Force, and the State Police K-9 Unit executed a search warrant at 6 Terrace Place shortly before 4 p.m., and, found 13 grams of Crystal meth... and, drug paraphernalia used for trafficking.  Samuelson says Brandon Smith and Samuel Critzer -- both 32... and 33 year-old Celeste Carr... were arrested without incident.  All three are charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Carr also faces three counts of endangering the welfare of child... and, Smith was also charged with a federal probation violation from a previous drug charge.  All three were jailed pending arraignment.


Reed hoping to get Senate support for Congressional approval on all Emergency Declarations...
Local Congressman Tom Reed is hoping to attract support from the Senate on legislation that would require Congressional action when it comes to emergency declarations issued by the President.  The Corning Republican says momentum for the proposal is gaining in the House... where Democrats have the majority.  Otherwise... Reed says he has not received any "backlash" from the White House while introducing the measure... but, at the same time... he says presidents - generally - want to have such power to declare such emergencies.  Reed says he'll be watching Senate debate on a resolution to disapprove of President Trump's border emergency declaration... and, he's hoping his measure will gain more supporters over a short period of time.  He says it seems like more lawmakers are saying that it's time for Congress to take back it's role of approving policy versus "National Emergency" declarations.  Reed made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier media.


Assembly approves increasing state's Smoking Age...
The New York state Assembly has voted to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.  The legislation, which passed the Democrat-led chamber on Wednesday, prohibits the sale of tobacco, as well as electronic cigarettes, to anyone under 21.  That's already the law in Chautauqua County... along with seven states and several cities -- including New York City.  The measure is backed by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and has broad support in the Democrat-controlled state Senate, where it has yet to be scheduled for a vote. 


Senate approved Ethics Reform of "pay-to-play..."
The Democrat-controlled state Senate has approved legislation aimed at the "pay-to-play" system linked to recent major corruption scandals in New York politics.  The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill banning campaign contributions from companies seeking state contracts to elected officials with authority over state entities involved in the bidding process.  Sponsored by Senator Zellnor Myrie, a Brooklyn Democrat, the measure would also bar prospective vendors from contributing for six months after the contract is granted by the state. 


Rosas says he won't run for Young's State Senate seat...
Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas is telling State Senate Democratic officials thanks, but no thanks when it comes to making a run for the Senate seat being vacated by long-time Republican Cathy Young.  Young... who is from Olean... announced last week that she will be leaving the Senate in Albany on March 10th.  Rosas he was asked to consider running for the seat that represents four counties... through County Democratic Chairman Norm Green.  He says the four chairs were meeting in Albany... and, says Green told him the others inquired about whether he would consider a run.  Rosas says there are other candidates interested running for the Senate seat, including Lakewood Democrat Nancy Bargar, who unsuccessfully challenged Young in a special election in 2005.  Bargar last ran for the state Assembly against current Assemblyman Andy Goodell... after long-time member Bill Parment retired.


Jamestown woman arrested for public lewdness...
A city woman has been arrested for allegedly exposing herself to students on a school bus in Jamestown.  City police were called to the area of Crescent and East Second Streets about 2:20 p.m. Monday on a report of a disorderly woman flashing herself.  Witnesses pointed out 39 year-old Crystal Pollard... who was hiding from police.  Officers arrested her for public lewdness... and, she was taken to the city jail pending arraignment.


 

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