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After several break ins, burglar nabbed

SINCLAIRVILLE – A 30-year-old suspect was nabbed Thursday afternoon by police after an investigation into a couple break ins around the Sinclairville area.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, a following investigation of the break ins led to the arrest of Jacob Raynor of Reed Street in the village of Sinclairville around 2 p.m. Raynor was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Investigators say Raynor allegedly broke into a residence and stole personal property while inside the home, including guns and jewelry. Police say they were able to recover a couple of those guns and a quantity of jewelry belonging to the victim.

Raynor was arraigned in Charlotte Town Court, which set a $20,000 cash bail or a $40,000 property bond. He is currently in the Chautauqua County Jail.

Gerry woman ticketed after accident

GERRY – A 22-year-old woman involved in a single-vehicle personal injury accident Friday morning was issued a traffic ticket for not wearing a seatbelt.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Brianna Skuggen of Gerry was traveling northwest on Nobles Road in the town of Gerry at around 11:30 a.m. when a deer entered the roadway. Skuggen avoided the deer but lost control of her vehicle in the process. She exited the roadway and struck an earth embankment and two trees and came to a rest in the ditch.

Skuggen was transported to WCA Hospital with injuries. She was issued a traffic ticket to appear at a later date in Gerry Town Court.

The Sinclairville and Gerry fire departments and KCR Towing assisted at the scene.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

SHERMAN – James L. Linger, 37, of Sherman was charged with second-degree menacing Sunday. Deputies and New York State Police responded to an incident on Route 76 in the town of Sherman at 10 p.m. It is alleged Linger pointed a loaded firearm at a victim and made threats placing the victim in fear of injury or death. Linger was released on appearance tickets for Sherman Town Court.

SILVER CREEK – Deputies stopped a vehicle towing an unregistered trailer on Central Avenue in the village of Silver Creek around 11:30 a.m. on Friday. An investigation led to finding the operator of that vehicle, Shawn Sobczak, 26, of Lakewood, to have a revoked New York state driver’s license.

Sobczak currently holds numerous suspensions and revocations on his license, including prior alcohol-related driving offenses.

Sobczak was arrested and taken into custody on charges of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation, unregistered trailer and having no brake lights on a trailer. He was arraigned in Silver Creek Village Court and later remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on bail.

HANOVER – Deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 5 & 20 in the town of Hanover at approximately 1:15 a.m. Friday for traffic violations. The operator of the vehicle was identified as David Nelson, 47, of Tonawanda.

A further investigation found Nelson to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody and later released with traffic tickets for driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, failure to keep right, moving from a lane unsafely and speeding in zone.

Nelson will appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.

HANOVER – Deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 5 & 20 in the town of Hanover at approximately 5 a.m. Friday for a traffic violation. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Duane Carry-Moccasin, 24, of Gowanda.

A further investigation found Carry-Moccasin to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody and later released with traffic tickets for speeding in zone, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater.

Carry-Moccasin will appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.