Prescription Drug Take Back this month at Andover and Wellsville

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Andover and Wellsville this month to keep the unused medicines off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers, children and public water supplies. The spring event will be held from 10AM to 2PM, Saturday, April 27, at … Read more

Allegany County Sheriff schedules mandatory Safe Boating Certificate course for operators

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Department will host a free, eight-hour state Safe Boating Course Sunday for county residents or taxpayers, one of five mandatory training opportunities for operators being held through May. The eight-hour certificate requirement is for anyone born on or after January 1, 1978, or currently 46 years of age or younger, who … Read more

Police fill in Langworthy on Allegany County drug issues, from marijuana to fentanyl

Issues of legal marijuana being laced with deadly fentanyl, problems obtaining school bus driver due to applicants being unable to pass drug tests due to marijuana use, community residents being a greater problem than college students in use of drugs, drivers under the influence of marijuana, lack of money to pursue street level drug dealers, … Read more

Allegany County public safety and others recognized by Board of Legislators

Law enforcement officers, emergency medical services personnel, and the armed forces were recognized this week by the Allegany County Board of Legislators. Proclamations were issued for Police Officer Week from May 15-21, Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 15, EMS Week from May 21-27, and Armed Forces Week from May 14-23. May also was recognized … Read more

Fun and safety events for children and families this Saturday at Wellsville and other locations

Family Fun and the Spring National Prescription Drug Take Back days are among many fun and safety activities this weekend in Wellsville, with others in various parts of Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be joining several other community organizations at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM at the American Legion at 23 Jefferson Street … Read more

Wellsville Police Department has more than 100 individuals on its Wanted rolls

Over 100 individuals are wanted by the Wellsville Police Department. The law enforcement agency’s latest list shows most with county ties, and includes some 80 percent wanted on bench warrants. Some 10 percent are Pennsylvania residents. The full list of 108 individuals is available at, with the Department available at or (585) 593-5600.

Heroin overdoses and deaths increasing in Western New York counties

BREAKING: New York State Police Troop A at Batavia, which covers Allegany County and Western New York, is alerting the public to an increase in heroin overdose deaths in the past two weeks. Troopers reports 94 overdoses and six deaths between January 27 and February 7, with the Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties accounting for 20 … Read more

End of year Allegany County law enforcement retirements and job shifts underway

Significant law enforcement retirements and job shifts are occurring this week in Allegany County, NY. Ricky L. Whitney, shown at left in left photo, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office NY, head for the past dozen years, is shown upon his retirement with Undersheriff Scott Cicirello who will take his place as sheriff tomorrow. At top right, … Read more

Allegany County Sheriff-elect Cicirello to introduce new initiatives and announces undersheriff-designee

Sheriff-elect Scott Cicirello is reporting new initiatives as he becomes head of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office NY, next month, with a retired State Police senior investigator taking over his current job as undersheriff. Cicirello introduced his designated replacement, Walter Mackney, Tuesday night at a county legislators’ district meeting in Andover, Mackney’s home town. Drug … Read more

Allegany County Sheriff Whitney honored by human services agencies coalition

Retiring Allegany County, NY, Sheriff Rick Whitney has been recognized by a county coalition for his extensive efforts in helping to address drug and alcohol and other prevention issues during his tenure in office. Partners for Prevention in Allegany County (Ppac Central), comprised of a broad sector of human services agencies and other organizations in … Read more

Allegany County-St. Bonaventure education partnership will aid in training jail corrections officers

St. Bonaventure University (SBU)_at Olean is partnering with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office NY in what is being termed a “win-win” situation for both in helping provide trained correction officers for area jails. A Pre-Employment Corrections Basic Training program this fall is providing the first of a two-phase program that leads to obtaining a certificate … Read more

Sheriff’s Week is the last for Allegany County’s Rick Whitney

This week’s commemoration of Sheriff’s Week in Allegany County, NY, will be the last for incumbent Rick Whitney. The sheriff made note of his pending retirement at the end of the year during a meeting of the county Board of Legislators last week when Board Chair Philip Stockin of Houghton announced a proclamation for the … Read more