Drug Arrests


City of Dunkirk Police arrested a Fredonia man and a Sinclairville man early Sunday morning on multiple charges following an investigation of suspicious activity involving a vehicle. Just after 1:00 AM, based on observations of suspicious drug type activity,  Dunkirk Police Patrol Officers made a traffic stop of a car on E. Second St. near the intersection of S. Roberts Rd. As the occupants exited the vehicle to be questioned, officers observed drug related items in the car. Further investigation and a thorough search of the vehicle and suspects lead to the seizure of a quantity cocaine powder, a digital drug scale with cocaine residue on it, a spoon with cocaine residue, a crack pipe and other assorted drug related items. Both suspects were transported to Police Headquarters on the below charges.

Dewey was charged with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, plus three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-dgree criminally using drug paraphernalia. At Police Heaquarters, John Dewey was found to have a large rock of crack cocaine concealed in his clothing and was additionally charged with a Felony count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree (500 milligrams or more of crack cocaine).

Gray was also charged with three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a contreolled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

Both were held without bail for arraignment.


Summer Activities

With Summer fast approaching and activities on the increase along the Waterfront the City of Dunkirk Police Department is issuing the following safety reminders.

Please wear a seat belt and have children secured properly in a child safety seat, it is a proven fact that seat belts and safety seats save lives. Texting and talking on cell phones while driving is illegal and dangerous. We are participating in the Click it or Ticket Enforcement Program.

If you’ve had too much to drink and can’t safely operate your vehicle please don’t.

Be aware while travelling through our School Zones, the speed limit while school is in session is 15 MPH with the exception of 20 MPH on Rt. 60 @ School # 3 and 25 MPH on Rt. 5 @ School # 7. There will be extra enforcement in these areas.

The Memorial Day Parade is set for Monday May 30, we encourage everyone to come out for the ceremonies and enjoy the day in the downtown and waterfront areas. There will be a carnival this weekend in the lot between Tim Hortons and the Clarion Hotel.

Wright ParkBe aware of increased activity in the Wright Park/Serval Street areas. Little League and Softball are in full swing. There will be increased enforcement in this area as we are committed to providing a safe environment for Little League, Softball and Tournaments. Also motorists should be aware of the Babe Ruth League games on Lucas Ave. Slow down and watch for pedestrians in all these areas.

Boardwalk Market

Be aware of the increased activity at the City pier around the Boardwalk Market, Music on the Pier as well as the many activities around the waterfront establishments with festivals, bands and nightlife activities.

During the course of the summer there will be several road races and walks along the waterfront, please pay attention and be cautious during these events.

Point Gratiot

A reminder about Park rules and regulations: Dogs must be on a leash and owners are responsible to pick up the dog waste, this is just common courtesy to all the others that use and enjoy our Parks. Alcohol use in permitted areas only. NO GLASS in any of the Park or Beach areas. Littering is illegal and we ask for cooperation to keep our Parks clean. Containers in the Park areas are for garbage/litter generated only from the use of the Park, anyone who dumps personal garbage into these containers will be prosecuted.

The City of Dunkirk Police Department is committed to providing a safe environment along the Waterfront and in our Parks during the summer. We encourage everyone to come out and visit our Waterfront and Park areas to see what’s going on. We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised. We ask for the cooperation of our residents and visitors to please exercise caution while driving in the areas that have increased activities and we hope you enjoy the summer along the waterfront.  Please don’t hesitate to call the Communications Desk at 366-2266 if you see something out of the ordinary or have a question.

Vehicle Entry Arrest at Clarion Hotel

PATCHOn May 15th, 2016, at about 12:00 AM, Dunkirk Police responded to a report of a person entering a car at the Clarion Hotel and stealing property.  Through investigation, it was learned a subject identified as, James F. Beers IV, age 45, of Swan St, Dunkirk, NY was allegedly entering a vehicle and stealing property. All of the victim’s property was recovered.  Beers IV was charged with 1 count of Petit Larceny and 1 count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree.  The Dunkirk Police Department would like to thank the witnesses for not hesitating to contact the police when they observed suspicious behavior.  Their quick actions assisted in the quick apprehension.