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City police looking for information on second speeding vehicle involved in Monday night crash on Jamestown's westside...

Jamestown police are asking for the public's help in finding the occupants of a second car that was seen speeding along with another car that slammed into a tree on Fairmount Avenue late this past Monday night.  That from City Police Captain Bob Samuelson... who says investigators have interviewed several witnesses to the crash... which occured near Meadow Lane about 10:30 p.m.  One man was ejected from the eastbound car... and, Samuelson clarified that that person was flown to the Hamot Medical Center in Erie for treatment of serious injuries.  The other person in the car was rushed to WCA Hospital for treatment there.  Samuelson says the red Cobolt -- which crashed -- and the other car -- were seen passing two other eastbound vehicles shortly before the crash.  The second car... described only as a blue, Chevy Malibu.. did not stop when the accident occured.  He says it's not yet been determined if the two drivers were racing.  Samuelson says if you have any information on the crash... call JPD at 483-7537... or their confidential tip-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.

County man convicted in 1977 Humm murder case dies in prison...

The Sherman man convicted in 1979 in one of the most notorious murder cases in Chautauqua County history has died in prison.  We have learned that 66 year-old Robert Earl Sawyer died at the Great Meadow prison this past Sunday... and, it was confirmed by the state Department of Corrections website.  Sawyer was found guilty by a County Court Jury of shooting, and killing 19 year-old Jeanne Ann Humm of Stow in February of 1977.  The murder occured when he robbed the Hogan's Hut store on Route 394.  Humm was a part-time store clerk, who also attended Jamestown Community College at the time.  The state's Appellate Court overturned the conviction in 1981 on grounds that Sawyer was not properly advised when he chose to defend himself without a lawyer.  However... a state Supreme Court Jury in Buffalo convicted Sawyer a second-time in January of 1984.  He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Two Jamestown men arrested for alleged burglary of city rental store...

Two city men have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a rental store on Jamestown's northside early Wednesday morning.  City police say officers responded to a commercial alarm at Aaron's Rental at 1800 Washington Street about 5:15 a.m., and, found the front window had been smashed out.  Officers accuse the suspects of using a bowling ball to break the window.  They then spotted the two suspects... 23 year-old David Henn... and, 20 year-old Shane McDaniel... walking away from the scene.  Police say further investigation determined that both men broke-out the window... and, then entered the store.  Officers say they found that both men did more damage inside the business... and, they were arrested.  Police say both Henn and McDaniel are charged with third-degree burglary... and, criminal mischief.  Both were jailed pending arraignment.  State Police assisted Jamestown Police at the scene.


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