Stolen car connected to Tefft murder found

INDIANAPOLIS – According to a report by WXIN news in this city, the car that was stolen during the murder of Thomas Tefft was located Friday.

Tefft, a former resident of Cassadaga who ran Tefft Glass in Dunkirk for many years, was fatally shot in his Indianapolis home in the early morning on March 15 during a home invasion.

The car, a black 2009 four-door Hyundai Sonata, was located in a back alley in a neighborhood on the north side of the city. A neighbor called 911 after watching Tefft’s story on the television news.

Tefft’s daughter, Lynn Hoff is quoted as saying that the car may offer clues to the identity of the murderer.

The car was reportedly towed to a secure site for forensic processing.

In addition the Indianapolis police department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information was urged to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

Dunkirk man charged with unlawful possession of marijuana

On March 21, at 9:45 p.m. Fredonia troopers charged William Larson, 21, of Dunkirk for unlawful possession of marijuana.

Larson was stopped for reportedly traveling at a speed of 53 mph in a 40 mph zone on Route 20 in the town of Pomfret. When interviewing Larson, a trooper reportedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Reportedly, Larson was in possession of three marijuana cigarettes.

Larson is scheduled to answer the charge in the Town of Pomfret Court on April 2.

Jamestown man charged with criminal contempt

RANDOLPH – On March 17, Carl Faison, 45, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal contempt.

Troopers received a call from an individual in Randolph who reported that Faison was at her neighbor’s residence which was in violation of an order of protection her neighbor had against Faison.

After checking the validity of the order, Faison was processed at the state police barracks in Jamestown, issued an appearance ticket, and scheduled to appear in the Town of Randolph Court.