For the Past several months members of the Dunkirk City Police Department and the Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office Southern Tier Regional Drug task Force have been conducting an investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics from a residence located at 49 East 2nd St in the City of Dunkirk NY. The investigation lead to officers obtaining arrest warrants for Jose E. Rodriguez Jr, age 45, Aixmary Rodriguez-Rosa, age 35, and Christian M. Padilla-Rosa, age 29, all of Dunkirk, NY, as well as a search warrant for the residence.
On March 29, 2019 at about 7:52 PM, members of the Dunkirk Police Department SRT and the Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office Southern Tier Regional Drug task Force executed a search warrant at 49 East 2nd St Upper Apt. As a result of the search warrant all three subjects were located and arrested on their arrest warrants for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Third Degree. At this time a large quantity of US Currency was located and seized from within the residence. All three subjects were transported to the Dunkirk City Police Department jail pending arraignment.
Members of the Dunkirk Police Department and the Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office Southern Tier Regional Drug task Force encourage the public to please contact them with any in formation related to illegal drug activity at Sheriffs Office Tip Line 1-800 344 8702 or Dunkirk Police Tip Line 716 – 363 0313.
On March 23, 2019, at about 1:30 PM, Dunkirk Police officers responded to 152 Lake Shore Dr E, in the City, for a report of a person with a gun. Upon arrival, officers observed a vehicle leaving the scene that witnesses reported the firearm was being taken away from the scene in. Officers performed a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Steger High Rise parking lot which is located at 15 N. Main St, Dunkirk, NY. Simultaneously, officers received reports that the individual alleged to have threatened subjects at the Lake Shore Dr E location with the firearm was running south on S. Beaver St from Lake Shore Dr. That individual was located and apprehended.
Through investigation, officers found the occupants of vehicle to be Christian M. Padilla-Rivera, age 29, Limarys Carmona, age 41, Aixmary R. Rodriguez-Rosa, age 35, all of Dunkirk, NY, and in possession of a loaded defaced pistol. It is alleged that none of the subjects had any legal right to possess the firearm. All subjects were taken into custody and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (C/Felony) and Manufacture, Transport, Disposition and Defacement of Weapons and Dangerous Instruments and Applicances. Catala was additionally charged with two counts of Menacing in the Second Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree (D/Felony) for previously being convicted for a crime.
For approximately 6 months members of the Dunkirk Police Department and the Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office – Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force have been investigating the sale and distribution of Narcotics from 50 W. 2nd St. in the City of
Dunkirk. The investigation lead to arrest warrants being issued for Alexander Diaz-Torres and Irvin Reyes-Pacheco for Criminal sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. A Search warrant for the residence of 50 W. 2nd St. in the City of Dunkirk was also obtained.
On March 7, 2019, at about 7:40 PM members of the Dunkirk City Police Department, Dunkirk Police SRT and the Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office – Southern Tier Regional Drug task force executed the search warrant . Upon entry of the residence Alexander Diaz-Torres and Irvin Reyes-Pacheco were located and arrested on the arrest warrants. A search of the residence located a quantity of Cocaine, further investigation lead to the additional charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Fourth Degree for Alexander Diaz-Torres, age 32, Irvin Reyes-Pacheco, age 22, Pedro Corraliza Jr., age 26, and Shakira Ayala-Valentine, age 22, all of Dunkirk, NY. All 4 subjects were transported to the Dunkirk City Jail pending arraignment.
The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of investigators from the City of Dunkirk Police Department and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities continue to ask members of the community to call and report suspicious or narcotics related activity within their neighborhoods at either 800-344-8702 or 363-0313.
The City of Dunkirk Police Department is investigating a reported telephone SCAM regarding residential and commercial utilities. A caller, who identifies himself as a representative of National Grid, advises people over the telephone that their electric bill is overdue and is scheduled for disconnection. The customer is then provided with an 800 number to call and a work order number to reference when they call so they can pay their bill using a credit card. While the voice prompt set-up seems legitimate, it is not. Once the fraudulent representative answers the phone, he asks for your account number and credit card number to avoid shutoff. He then advises the customer that the credit card did not go through and to pay your bill in person with cash. In the mean time, the scammer has your credit card number and attempts to use it fraudulently. Police are advising residents who receive any such call, do not call the phone number they provide. Instead, call the National Grid phone number that appears on your electric bill. Also, do not provide your credit or debit card number over the phone to anyone unless you are absolutely certain that it is legitimate. If you have already provided your card number after receiving one of these calls, contact your bank or credit card company and advise them that you have been scammed.