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Woman charged after attempted U.S. News robbery

By A.J. RAO

Special to the OBSERVER

JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown woman was charged Thursday after allegedly attempting to rob a local U.S. News store on Jan. 5.

According to the Jamestown Police Department, an investigation into the attempted robbery revealed that Jena S. Blocker, 27, entered the U.S. News store, located at 1377 E. Second St., and handed a note to the clerk demanding money from the register.

Blocker was picked up Thursday morning at her residence after a warrant was issued for her arrest, police said.

She was charged with third-degree robbery and has been committed to the Jamestown City Jail.

Chautauqua County Court

MAYVILLE – District Attorney David W. Foley announced the following pleas and sentences in Chautauqua County Court:

Joseph Rancka, 42, of Dunkirk, was sentenced to 6 years determinate in state prison with 3 years post-release supervision for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

James G. Hall, 34, of Ashville, was sentenced to 5 years in state prison with 5 years post-release supervision for first-degree attempted assault.

Lorenzo A. Terry, 47, of Rochester, was sentenced to 2 years determinate in state prison and 3 years post-release supervision for fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Kerry L. Anderson, 46, of Stockton, was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison for fourth-degree grand larceny concurrent with 1 1/3-4 years in prison for first-degree scheme to defraud. He was also ordered to pay restitution.

James B. Duman, 21, of Dunkirk, was sentenced to 2 years determinate in state prison and 2 years post-release supervision for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance concurrent with 2-6 years in prison for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Mark D. Reynolds, 48, of Sherman, was sentenced to 5 years probation and a $2,500 fine for felony driving while intoxicated.

Douglas Volpe, 50, of Conewango Valley, was sentenced to 5 years probation, 4 months weekend work release and a $1,000 fine for felony driving while intoxicated.

Erik Nollinger, 35, of Sinclairville, was sentenced to 5 years probation for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.