Po­lice warn of ‘per­sis­tent stranger’ who ap­proached girl

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS - – Maki Becker – Aaron Besecker – Aaron Besecker

Po­lice are warn­ing the pub­lic about a “per­sis­tent stranger” in a white van who ap­proached a Buf­falo stu­dent twice Fri­day on East Ferry Street.

The girl told her school ad­min­is­tra­tors and po­lice that she was walk­ing along Fill­more Av­enue after get­ting off the 13 bus on East Ferry Street when a van pulled up and a man in­side asked her age. He sped off when she didn’t re­spond. The van cir­cled back, at which point the girl called her mother on a cell­phone. The man drove off again.

The man was de­scribed as a black man about 30 years old with a “medium beard and medium-high un­kempt hair.” He was wear­ing a black hoodie with the hood up. He was in a white work van that had a lad­der on top. The van had a green and or­ange sticker on it.

In­jured driver charged with DWI, flee­ing scene after col­li­sion

A Chau­tauqua County woman was charged with driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated after a col­li­sion Thurs­day night in Jamestown, po­lice said.

Of­fi­cers re­spond­ing to the scene on Maple Street at about 8:10 p.m. were told one of the ve­hi­cles had left the area. They fol­lowed a trail of flu­ids leak­ing from the flee­ing ve­hi­cle, Jamestown po­lice said in a news re­lease.

A short dis­tance away, po­lice found Kim­berly D. Wil­son be­hind the wheel and in­jured. She was taken to UPMC Chau­tauqua Hospi­tal for treat­ment and then to the city jail. Wil­son, 30, of Ken­nedy, was charged with DWI, leav­ing the scene of a crash, driv­ing without a li­cense and mov­ing un­safely from a lane, po­lice said.

The news re­lease did not in­clude any in­for­ma­tion about the con­di­tion of the other driver or ve­hi­cle.

Kids found home alone leads to en­dan­ger­ment charge

A Jamestown woman faces child en­dan­ger­ment charges after po­lice said she left four kids at home while she went to pick up an in­tox­i­cated friend and walk around a Wal­mart store with him.

Of­fi­cers were called at about 9:10 p.m. Thurs­day to a home on Baker Street, Jamestown po­lice said in a news re­lease.

Po­lice said they de­ter­mined Ciara L. Raynor left the chil­dren alone when she went to pick up the friend in Fal­coner. Raynor, 32, was charged with four counts of child en­dan­ger­ment and taken to the city jail, po­lice said.

– Aaron Besecker

Driver with chil­dren in ve­hi­cle charged with ag­gra­vated DWI

A Me­d­ina woman was charged Thurs­day night with ag­gra­vated driv­ing while in­tox­i­cated after po­lice said she was driv­ing drunk with two chil­dren in her car.

Ge­ne­see County sher­iff’s deputies in­ves­ti­gat­ing the re­port of an er­ratic driver pulled over Shar­nice S. Gib­son on Al­leghany Road in Alabama just be­fore mid­night, the Sher­iff’s Of­fice said in a news re­lease.

Gib­son, 27, had two pas­sen­gers in her ve­hi­cle un­der the age of 16. In ad­di­tion to ag­gra­vated DWI, she was charged with two counts of child en­dan­ger­ment and DWI. She also was tick­eted for driv­ing with a loud muf­fler, deputies re­ported.

She was ar­raigned in Alabama Town Court where bail was set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. Gib­son is sched­uled to re­turn to court April 4.

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