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Two people hurt in alleged DWI Motorcycle-Car accident in Bemus Point...
A Mayville man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Bemus Point early last weekend.  Sheriff's officers were called to the scene on Main Street just after 6 p.m. Friday... and, found that 38 year-old Charles Carter was operating the bike while intoxicated.  Carter, and his passenger, 27 year-old Victoria Baran of Bemus Point... were taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  In addition to DWI and Speeding... Carter was also charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.  He will appear in Ellery Town Court at a later date.

Jamestown woman arrested for having children living in deplorable conditions...
A city woman faces four counts of endangering the welfare of a child after Jamestown police found a toddler wandering in the street, and her home in deplorable conditions.  City Police were called to the area of Burtch Street about 3 p.m. Thursday.... and, were advised the 3-year-old had been wandering alone for at least an hour.  The mother was located inside the residence and identified as 27 year-old Linda Troutman.  In addition to the toddler... a 7-year-old and 8-year-old were also found inside the residence, which was allegedly covered in dog feces, soiled diapers, spoiled food and other garbage.  Troutman was taken into custody and was held pending arraignment.  The children were released to a family member. 

In the wake of increases fireworks complaint calles... Quattrone says leave them to the pros...
During the run-up to the Fourth of July holiday... there have been numerous complaints about an increase in the setting off of fireworks -- most of them illegal -- in Jamestown and Chautauqua County.  Sheriff Jim Quattrone says... only sparker devices are legal in New York state -- and are sold here.  Otherwise... Quattrone says leave the fireworks to the professionals.  He says Mayville and Findley Lake will be having some displays for the Fourth... and leave the illegal ones alone.  The illegal kinds of fireworks are sold just over the border in Pennsylvania.  Quattrone says there are two easy ways to determine what's illegal.  Basically... he says if "something flys or goes bang... they're likely illegal."  Recently... an illegal fireworks detail involving Jamestown City Police and State Police announced seven arrests for possesion of illegal fireworks.  Four of those seven people were from Jamestown.  Officials believe the rise in illegal fireworks this year is due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, and the nice weather.

Sundquist announces need for people who use City Parks to “Carry In, Carry Out" garbage this weekend...
The Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is adopting a “Carry In, Carry Out” garbage disposal policy for the Independence Day holiday weekend in the City Parks system.  Mayor Eddie Sundquist says they're "encouraging those who use our parks facilities this long weekend to dispose of garbage at home in an effort to help us keep our parks looking great.”  Trash receptacles are still located in all parks... but, minimal trash services are available.  Restrooms are also closed for the season.  In accordance with State guidelines regarding COVID-19, park users are to limit gathering in groups no larger than 50 people and to have masks available to wear when social distancing is not possible.

Wendel reports four new cases of COVID Friday...
There are four new, confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Chautauqua County reported over the past day... bringing the local total to 135.  County Executive P-J Wendel says there are a man and a woman in their 20s... and, two women in their 30s and 50s.  Wendel says the new cases are among eight active cases in the county... and, they are recovering under Health Department orders.  However... he says no one is hospitalized... while 120 people have now recovered.  Wendel says 95 people are currently under quaratine or isolation orders... and, there have been 16,052 negative test results to date so far.

Laurel Memorial Run to be done virtually this year... 
The COVID-19 Pandemic is not keeping the annual Laurel Memorial Run from taking place this summer... but, this year's event is officially going virtual.  Wayne Hotelling, who founded the race with his wife Elaine, felt it was important keep it going in a safe way without jeopardizing people's health.  Steve Waterson of the Resource Center says anyone can go online and participate now through July 18th... the day the event was originally scheduled for.  Waterson says participants can take part in the 8K run... or the 5K walk...or whatever distance they would like to show support.  You can sign up at www.runsignup.com.  There are also plans for a scaled back relay run from Jamestown to Dunkirk on July 17.



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