Week In Review: A Look Back At This Week’s Trending Stories



JAMESTOWN – WNYNewsNow’s Jonathan Schultz takes a look back at this week’s trending stories. The stories are sorted by viewership and interaction.

#5: Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi announced this week that he will not seek re-election this fall.



Teresi made the announcement Monday at a city council work session. On Thursday our Rory Pollaro sat down with City of Jamestown Democratic Chairman Jim Walton who said while seeking a candidate to run in place of Teresi, Walton hasn’t seen a lot of response yet.

City councilman Andrew Liuzzo is seeking the republican nomination for mayor and plans to run this fall.

#4: A Jamestown woman is facing charges after she reportedly stole a Chevy sedan and crashed it into a nearby parked vehicle on Allen Street Tuesday night.



Jamestown police said Tinesha, 44, L. Smith was “highly intoxicated.”

Police said smith allegedly fled the scene and was later found at a nearby Allen St. residence.

Smith is facing multiple charges including aggravated DWI-BAC .18 or higher.

#3: The suspect in last Friday’s robbery at the Five-star Bank scouted another bank before committing the act, according to Lakewood-Busti Police Chief John Bentley.

According to Bentley, the suspect used a handgun during the robbery. The suspect also claimed to have a bomb and showed what looked to be a bomb strapped to their chest, Bentley added.

Police said if you see anything suspicious or have a tip concerning the criminal, you are urged to call police at 716-763-9563.

#2: Two people were arrested following a meth bust in French Creek Sunday night.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies said Christopher Bliss, 32, and Kristal Whitmore, 29, were in possession of items consistent with methamphetamine production.

Both are charged with multiple counts including third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Both suspects reportedly had outstanding warrants in Pennsylvania.

#1: Police continue to look into a drive by shooting on Hazzard Street Tuesday night.

Jamestown Police said two shots were fired on Hazzard near Axel Street.

Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson told WNYNewsNow that there were no injuries and currently no suspects. Responding officers believe that two vehicles were involved and the suspects shot at one another.

This on the heels of another drive by shooting just last week on North Main Street.

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