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Jamestown Police make arrest

in robbery case

JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest for robbing a 7-11 store in Jamestown early Tuesday morning.

Jamestown Police responded to the Sixth and Main street store at 1:48 a.m. after an employee activated the holdup alarm.

Officers were told the suspect entered the store and approached the counter to make a purchase. Once the cashier opened the cash register, the suspect reached over the counter and forcibly took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing on foot. Investigation of security cameras positively identified the suspect as Carl E. Mitchell.

A warrant for third-degree robbery was issued. Mitchell turned himself in later Tuesday afternoon. He was arraigned and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Gowanda Police Department

Lonnie Sotkovski, 39, of Aldrich Street was charged with forcible touching and second-degree harassment on Jan. 14. Police were contacted by a female acquaintance Sot-kovski allegedly forcibly touched when she went to his residence to retrieve personal items. Sotkovski was arraigned in the Town of Collins Court and was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Chathini L. Steward, 26, of Cheektowaga was charged with elderly adult endangerment on Jan. 16.

Police were called to a local health care facility for a report of abuse by Steward. The supervisory staff alleged Steward had become angry with a patient and punched this patient in the face causing noticeable facial injuries.

She was arraigned in the Town of Persia Court and was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.

Edwin Ruiz, 48, of Buffalo was charged on a bench warrant on Jan. 18. Ruiz had been previously arrested for harassment.

A bench warrant was issued from the Town of Persia Court for failure to pay fine.

Ruiz was taken into custody while appearing in Springville Court. He was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $250 bail.

Joshua R. Pettygrove, 24, of Perrysburg was charged with aggravated harassment on Jan. 20. Police received a complaint that Pettygrove was making threatening phone calls and harassing text messages to a male subject. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Collins Court.

James G. Proudman II, 25, of Eden was charged with petit larceny on Jan. 22. Patrol responded to the report of a shoplifter at a business on Buffalo Street.

Proudman was found to be in possession of several stolen items. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Collins Court.

David M. Figueroa-Oehler, 36, of Chestnut Street was charged with second-degree forgery and second-degree possession of a forged instrument on Jan. 25.

Police responded to a village pharmacy for the report that Figueroa-Oehler was attempting to fill a forged prescription.

He allegedly changed the number of prescribed pills from 15 to 45 on two different prescriptions. Both charges are a Class D felony.

Figueroa-Oehler was arraigned in the Town of Persia Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.