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Jamestown man arrested in Kiantone robbery

KIANTONE – A Jamestown man is in Chautauqua County Jail after being tracked down by law-enforcement agencies and the Sheriff’s Department K-9 after an armed robbery this morning.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report David R. Zembardo has been charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing and petit larceny after he robbed a Kwik Fill at 1781 Foote Ave. Ext. at around 12:33 a.m. Zembardo allegedly confronted the store clerk in the parking lot after she had closed the business. He then forced the clerk back into the store and forcibly stole the cash.

Zembardo then reportedly ran North and was seen in the city of Jamestown. Sheriff K-9 Drago was brought to the scene and was able to track the subject before locating him behind a number of businesses along Foote Avenue in the city.

He was arraigned this morning and sent to jail. The knife and money were recovered. Sheriff’s officers were assisted by Jamestown, Lakewood-Busti and the state police agencies.

Arkwright accident sends one to hospital

ARKWRIGHT – A one-car accident sent a motorist to the hospital early Wednesday morning. Sarah G. Hadley, 17, of Sinclairville was west on Bard Road when she allegedly lost control of her vehicle, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Hadley’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a ditch causing the vehicle to roll over and land on its roof at 3:15 a.m. Hadley was able to safely exit the vehicle on her own and was treated on scene by Cassadaga Fire Rescue for minor injuries. She was later transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital for precautionary treatment. No charges were filed.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

Dylan Gibbs, 21, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief on Tuesday. Deputies charged Gibbs on a warrant from the town of Gerry. The warrant stems from an incident that occurred on Oct. 6. Gibbs allegedly unlawfully entered and remained in a dwelling. While he was in the dwelling, Gibbs allegedly damaged a window screen. He was arraigned in Charlotte Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.