NEW ALBION — The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s office was called in Wednesday to assist with the removal of an apparent inert military shell.
Peter Guadagno contacted deputies after he found what appeared to be an old military shell while digging around his home on Route 353. According to deputies, the shell was approximately three inches in circumference and 10 inches in length.
The Chautauqua County Regional Bomb Squad responded to the location, secured and safely transported the shell out of the area. Subsequent investigation conducted with the U.S. Air Force Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team concluded that the shell was an inert practice round and did not present any danger.
The sheriff’s office wishes to remind the public that if they come across any military ordinance, such as old grenades, artillery shells or any suspicious items that could possibly be explosive, do not disturb the object and call 911.
- Thursday, 2 p.m., no injuries were reported from a two-vehicle accident on South Union Street near Wayne Street. Ronald M. Stefan, 46, of Olean, reportedly struck the rear end of a vehicle operated by Tina M. Capito, 47, of 1504 W. Henley St., Olean, which was stopped in traffic. Stefan told police Capito made a sudden stop, causing the collision.
- Thursday, 5:27 p.m., Annette M. Lawrence, 46, of 38 Elm St., Franklinville, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with registration suspended/revoked, an unclassified misdemeanor. Lawrence is due back in court at a later date.
- Friday, 10:50 a.m., David M. Snell, 24, and Walter E. Barnard, 49, both of Westons Manor, Olean, were each charged with petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. Snell and Barnard allegedly stole two packages of Mucinex valued at $25 from the Dollar General on East State Street.
- Friday, 2:05 a.m., Hugh W. Maybe, 41, of Salamanca, was charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent or greater, unclassified misdemeanors; second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, a class A misdemeanor; and littering, no seatbelt, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and refusal to take a breath test, all infractions. Maybe was processed and released with a ticket to appear in court at a later date.
Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office
- ALLEGANY — Jeffrey J. Pauly, 59, of 507 Maple St., Allegany, was arrested at 11:40 a.m. Thursday on an arrest warrant issued out of Allegany Town Court for the charge of allegedly failing to report a change of address as a sex offender, a class E felony. Pauly was arraigned and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail on $1,500 bail. He is due back in court at a later date.
New York State Police
- YORKSHIRE — A one-vehicle accident was reported at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on Eastland Road near King Road. Nichole J. King, 29, of Machias, was identified as the driver. No injuries were reported.
- AMITY — A two-vehicle accident was reported at 8:13 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 19 North and County Road 20. John M. Miller, 58, of Belmont, and Jason D. Cornell, 38, of Bath, were identified as the drivers. Two injuries were reported.
- HINSDALE — A one-vehicle accident was reported at 8:19 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 86 near Fay Hollow Road. Frances E. Dailey, 58, of Machias, was identified as the driver. No injuries were reported.
- ANGELICA — Nathaniel L. Rose, 22, of Angelica, was charged at 10 a.m. Thursday with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Rose was issued a ticket to appear in court at a later date.
- ALMA — A two-vehicle accident was reported at 4:12 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of County Road 18 and Lower Reddy Road. Jade Marie Nolan, 24, of Alma, and Mary E. Matison, 62, of Andover, were identified as the drivers. No injuries were reported.
- ALFRED — Amelia J. Workman, 37, of Andover, was charged at 4:20 p.m. Thursday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with registration suspended, unclassified misdemeanors; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, class A misdemeanors; and operating a motor vehicle without insurance and an equipment violation, infractions. Workman was issued tickets to appear in court at a later date.
- FRIENDSHIP — A two-vehicle accident was reported at 4:27 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 86 near exit 29. Zora L. Hudaib, 21, of Little Valley, was identified as one of the drivers. No injuries were reported.
- HUME — A two-vehicle accident was reported at 6:46 p.m. Thursday on Route 19 near Prospect Street. Megan L. Hopkins, 29, of Fillmore, was identified as one of the drivers. No injuries were reported.