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Gerace says Sheriff's Dept., State Police, consolidate 911 Dispatch operations...

There's been some further consolidation of police and emergency services in Chautauqua County between the Sheriff's Department and State Police.  Beginning next Monday... the Sheriff's Department's 9-1-1 Center will be dispatching for the State Police Barracks in both Jamestown and Fredonia.  Right now... the State Police dispatches Troopers from the Jamestown Barracks on Route 60 north of Jamestown in the Town of Ellicott.  Sheriff Joe Gerace says it will allow for better coordination of service... and, get the closest available car to a call.  Gerace says troopers will be primarily operating on the same frequency as the Sheriff's Dept.  He calls it a "win-win" proposition.  He adds that all 9-1-1 calls via cell phones are currently received by the Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Center.  Gerace says staff at the State Police Barracks may still be contacted -- for non-emergency business -- by calling 665-3114 or 679-1520.  There will also be an emergency call box located at the front door of the Jamestown and Fredonia Barracks in the event a person goes there with an emergency.  The call box will ring into the 9-1-1 center... and, the closest available patrol car will be dispatched.

Three Mayville residents arrested for allegedly helping toddler smoke pot...

Three Mayville adults have been jailed for allegedly helping... and, encouraging a 23-month-old boy smoke marijuana back on December 5th.  The arrests came following a lengthy investigation by the Sheriff's Office... Chautauqua County District Attorney's Office... and, Child Protective Services.  Deputies said Friday they had arrested the boy's parents... 18 year-old George, and 17 year-old Jessica Kelsey of 34 South Erie Street.  They also arrested Jessica Kelsey's father, 54 year-old Don Baker.  Officers say all three are charged with second-degree reckless endangerment... and, endangering the welfare of a child.  The trio was arraigned... and, each jailed on $10,000 bail.  The boy involved and a sibling are now in the care of Child Protective Services.

Cattaraugus County man jailed for alleged stabbing in Limestone...

A Limestone man is jailed on $200,000 bail for allegedly stabbing another resident of the Cattaraugus County village several times during a fight Thursday.  Sheriff's Deputies in Little Valley say 31 year-old Justin Cramer is accused of stabbing Carey Mills, Jr. multiple times during the altercation.  Officers say Mills is in stable condition at the Hamot Medical Center in Erie.  Cramer was arraigned in Carrollton Town Court on one count of first-degree assault... and, sent to the Little Valley lock-up pending further court action.


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