Manager of Papa John's Pizza shop in Jamestown arrested in connection with allegedly staging robbery July 31...

It was an inside job... and, one employee has now been arrested in connection with last month's armed robbery at the Papa John's Pizza shop in Jamestown.  That from City Police Captain Bob Samuelson... who says they've arrested 24 year-old Ney Garrido in connection with the alleged hold-up at the West Third Street Plaza location.  Samuelson says Garrido -- who's general manager of the store -- turned himself this morning.  He says Garrido... or another employee... walked into the pizza shop that night... and, allegedly pulled a gun on the clerk.  Samuelson says the incident was allegedly staged, and they're still asking people with knowledge of the case to contact them.  He says an extensive, two-week investigation led them to learn that Garrido had returned to the store sometime later... and, took the cash from another employee who was working at the time.  He says one employee apparently posed as a robber... and, entered the store before he allegedly ran off with money from the register.  But... Samuelson says they're still asking for the public's help as the investigation continues.  He says Garrido is charged with fourth-degree Grand Larceny... and, more charges are pending... along with another arrest.  Samuelson says anyone with information is asked to call Jamestown Police at 483-7531... or JPD's anonymous tip-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.


Two people arrested for allegedly dealing crack-cocaine in Jamestown...

Two people -- one from Buffalo -- are jailed following a several month-long investigation into the trafficking of crack-cocaine in and around the city of Jamestown.  Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers... and, members of the state Police CNET Team raided an apartment at 114 Water St. shortly before 7 a.m. Friday... and, arrested 27 year-old Ryan Stills of Buffalo.... and, 27 Year-old Vanessa Buck of Jamestown.  Samuelson says three small children were also found inside the apartment... along with a large amount of crack... and, cash.  He says Stills was arraigned on two Felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance... criminal using drug paraphrenalia... and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  Buck was arraigned on a lower count of criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  Stills was sent to the county jail without bail... while Buck is being held on $2,250.  The investigation is continuing.


Worker seriously injured in asphalt plant explosion in Cattaraugus County...

Authorities say a worker has been injured in an explosion at an asphalt plant in rural western New York.  State Police in Cattaraugus County say the blast occurred around 6 this morning at the Gernatt Asphalt Products plant in the village of Delevan.  Troopers say 53-year-old Thomas Treadway was in the process of shutting down the asphalt plant when an explosion occurred in the conveyor belt, causing significant damage to the facility.  Police say Treadway suffered serious burns to his upper body and was taken by helicopter to a Buffalo hospital, where he's listed in serious condition.  Gernatt operates more than a dozen plants and excavation sites that supply sand, gravel and other construction materials in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.


Four teens face charges after allegedly getting locked-in walk-in safe in Falconer...

Four Jamestown-area teenagers are safe... but, face underage drinking and drug possession charges after being locked in a walk-in safe overnight in the village of Falconer.  Ellicott Town Police were called to an apartment house at 19 North Work Street about 1 a.m., where the teens had accidently been locked inside.  Ellicott Police Chief Bill Ohnmeiss says they first called Falconer Firefighters... then Jamestown... before calling a lock-smith to see if he could rescue the boys.  The lock-smith was unable to at first... but, later was able to free them.  Ohnmeiss says that was about 4 a.m.  He adds the four were given permission to be there.  However... he says the teens... who were between 18 and 19 years of age... were found with alcohol and a small amount of marijuana in the vault.  Ohmeiss says they're still unclear about all the details... but, none of the teens was hurt.  He says they will face underage alcohol, and illegal possession of marijuana charges.

 

 

 

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