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Wyoming County man sentenced for attempted receipt of child pornagraphy

U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross has announced that Daniel Hays, 42, of Bliss, who was convicted of attempted receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to serve five years in prison and 10 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Rossi, who handled the case, stated that during April and May of 2021, […]

Village of Arcade Police Reports: June 27, 2019

MONDAY, JUNE 17 4:15 p.m.Officers spoke with a child regarding their behavior. The matter was resolved.   TUESDAY, JUNE 18 3:20 p.m.James W. Steiner Jr., 54, of Arcade was charged with harassment in the second degree after police responded to a local motel regarding a report of an intoxicated male. Steiner was processed and released on his own recognizance. 5:40 […]

Are Police Reports: June 27, 2019

MONDAY, JUNE 3 Arcade:Following an investigation by the WCSO into the alleged theft of services, John S. Smithers, 57, of Arcade, was charged with criminal tampering in the second degree and theft of services. Smithers had allegedly connected a power wire from a working electrical box to his own electrical box in order to obtain electricity to his residence, according […]

Confidential tip leads to discovery of meth lab in Sardinia storage unit

The discovery of methamphetamine smoking and manufacturing materials in a storage unit located in Sardinia by the Narcotics Unit of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, June 11, led to the arrest of two Delevan residents, according to Sheriff Timothy Howard in a news release last week. The ECSO reports the Narcotics Unit investigated a tip regarding methamphetamine activities […]

Area Police Reports: June 20, 2019

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 Holland:A white Chevrolet pickup truck went off the road and struck a mailbox on Vermont Hill Road but continued on. Holland:According to the ECSO, a 911 hang-up call was received from Holland’s Elementary School. One of the district’s buses reportedly had been involved in an accident on the 90 Westbound.   SUNDAY, JUNE 9 Sardinia:A northbound motorist […]

Village of Arcade Police Reports: June 20, 2019

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 6:50 p.m.Officers responded to a business on W. Main Street for a report of a verbal argument. Both parties involved were spoken with and the matter was resolved.   WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 12:20 p.m. Following an LPR hit, a vehicle was stopped for a suspended registration due to an insurance lapse. Operator Carlos A. Torres Valentin, 31, […]

Area Police Reports: June 13, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 31 Holland:A traffic stop on Olean Road resulted in the arrest of the driver, Christopher J. Leo, 57, of Rush, who was found to be driving with a revoked non-driver ID only, according to police. Leo was taken to the Holding Center in lieu of $250 bail after being charged with AUO in the second degree as well […]

Village of Arcade Police Reports: June 13, 2019

MONDAY, JUNE 3 7:00 p.m.Patrol responded to a restaurant on W. Main Street for a report of an upset customer who had allegedly yelled profanities at employees and then drove erratically in the parking lot. The customer and vehicle were gone upon police arrival and was reportedly last seen headed west on Route 39.   TUESDAY, JUNE 4 No Time […]

Area Police Reports: June 6, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 17 Springville:Owen T. Wrazen, 26, of Arcade was turned over to the ECSO on an outstanding warrant and was taken to the Holding Center.   FRIDAY, MAY 24 Java:Following a traffic stop on Route 77 at about 10:44 p.m., Kaitlyn M. Reese, 26, of Machias, was charged with felony DWI, reckless driving, consumption of alcohol in a motor […]

Village of Arcade Police Reports: May 30, 2019

  MONDAY, MAY 20 12:00 p.m.Patrol conducted a welfare check at a residence on North Street; all was reported as okay. No Time Recorded:Following a traffic stop on W. Main Street, operator Cody R. Thurston, 23, of Angelica, was charged with AUO in the third degree. Reportedly, Thurston was showing one active suspension. He was processed and released on his […]