Area Police

Three arrested in area burglaries

Three suspects, all in their early 20s, were arrested in connection with two burglaries last Monday in the towns of Sheridan and Arkwright.

New York State Police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department responded to a burglary-in-progress call on State Route 39 in Sheridan. The suspects’ vehicle left the scene and was located and stopped in the village of Fredonia. Proceeds from the burglary were located in the vehicle and William Jackson, Jr., 25, and Alese Kircher, 21, both of Jamestown, were arrested for burglary in the second degree. They were arraigned in Sheridan Town Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Further investigation led to the arrest the following morning of Quentin Watts, 20, of Dunkirk, on two counts of criminal possession of stolen property. Police found Watts in possession of additional property which was stolen from a residence on State Route 83 in Arkwright, which occurred on May 15. He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail after arraignment in Fredonia Village Court.

The State Police request anyone with information regarding the arrestees or similar burglaries to contact investigators at the State Police Department in Fredonia at the number (716) 679-1549.

Motorcycle accident in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – A deer is to blame for a motorcycle accident in the Town of Charlotte that left a 68-year-old man with minor injuries early Wednesday morning.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, John Way, of Dunkirk, was traveling south on Route 60 when he struck a deer that entered the roadway. He managed to stay on the bike as it slid a short distance to the side of the roadway. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the scene around 6 a.m.

Way sustained minor facial and hand injuries and was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital for treatment.

No charges will be filed as a result of the accident.