JPD conducts raid at Crossman St. home, details not released...
Four people have been arrested -- three of them during a raid at a home on Jamestown's northside yesterday afternoon.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says they were assisted by several agencies in executing a search warrant at 9 Crossman Street about 1 PM Friday.  He would not provide details... but, says three people were taken into custody during the raid.  Samuelson says one other was arrested on a Felony warrant after he was spotted on the street.  He was later arrested on Prendergast Avenue.  City police were assisted by the JPD SWAT Team... State Police... and, the U-S Postal Inspector Service.  Samuelson says details will be released next week.
 
 
Domestic incident leads to arrest in Jamestown...
A Jamestown man faces unlawful imprisonment and assault charges following a domestic incident on the city's southside Thursday night.  City police say they responded to the area of South Main Street and Prather Avenue shortly after 11:30 p.m. for an injured female.  While making contact with the unidentified female victim.... officers determined she had been struck in the face by the alleged suspect...  23 year-old Claude Wine, Jr.  Wine is also accused of preventing the victim from leaving the residence as she was trying to yell for help.  Officers located Wine on Broadhead Avenue... and, he was arrested without incident.  He's being held in city jail pending arraignment. 
 
 
Quattrone officially receives County Republican Committee endorsement...
Retired Chautauqua County Sheriff's Lieutenant Jim Quattrone has been endorsed by the county's Republican Committee as their candidate for Sheriff in his challenge against incumbant Democrat Joe Gerace.  Quattrone... who is from Lakewood... says it's exciting to receive the endorsement... though they were "kind of expecting it."  He says he had been working with the GOP since starting the effort in March.  Quattrone has 30-years in law enforcement experience and training.... which he believes appealed the most to the Republican Committee.  He currently serves as Executive Director of the UCAN City Mission.... and says he's been an instructor at Zone-13 Police Training Academy for the past 28 years.  He says he is currently seeking to secure the Conservative and the Independence Party lines on the ballot.  Quattrone announced his campaign for Sheriff in early March.  The general election will take place on Nov. 6.
 
 
Dunkirk Man pleads guilty to federal drug charges...
A Dunkirk man has pled guilty to federal charges of cocaine possession and trafficking in U-S District Court in Buffalo.  Assistant U-S Attorney James Kennedy, Junior has announced that 30 year-old Fred Santiago entered the plea before federal Judge Frank Geraci, Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, five kilograms or more of cocaine.  Prosecutors say between July of 2016 and early May of 2017... Santiago conspired with co-defendant Michael Pacheco to distribute 'kilogram quantities' of cocaine in and around the region.  They say Santiago obtained the cocaine from a source in New York City.  During a May 2nd, 2017 drug raid... agents found about 640 grams of cocaine... 39 grams of marihuana... and, seized four drug scales, $44,000 in cash, $2,000 in money orders... and other drug-related items.  The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life and a $10-million dollar fine.  Sentencing is scheduled for next Sept. 20.
 
 
Young moving forward on NRG repowering effort, despite latest road-block...
The state lawmaker who has led the way in getting the NRG Power Plant in Dunkirk repowered says she remains hopeful that they will be able to overcome the latest hurdle that's holding up the project.  NRG officials earlier this week indicated that the New York Independent Systems Operator wanted them to pay an interconnection charge of over $100-million dollars.  State Senator Cathy Young says she believes there are ways around the charge that was much more costly that originally expected.  Young says she's got some ideas to put in front of the ISO, because the Dunkirk community and county's futures are at stake.  Young has be leading the push on the repowering project since it was first proposed in 2012.  She says unified support that's been shown over the years remains important to the project... and, she reminds residents that Governor Cuomo has thrown his support behind the repowering project.  In January... Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul reaffirmed Cuomo's support for the project during a visit to Dunkirk and had indicated that the plant's conversion would be completed by 2020. 
 
 
 

WJTN Headlines for Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

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