The City of Dunkirk Police Department is issuing the following safety reminders to everyone during the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Please plan properly for trips by checking the weather and road conditions.
Allow plenty of time to reach your destination, take frequent breaks while driving. Keep your gas tank full and cell phone charged for emergencies.
Be prepared to adjust driving as the road conditions change
Always wear seatbelts and please make sure children are in a child safety seat. It’s a proven fact that seatbelts and child safety seats save lives.
Keep an emergency pack in the vehicle including blankets, water, snacks and a flashlight.
Do not drive while texting or talking on your cell phone (except in case of an emergency). This is very distracting, dangerous and it is also illegal.
We wish for everyone to enjoy the holiday with family and friends but if you have celebrated too much and can’t safely operate a vehicle please don’t. Designate a safe driver ahead of time or call for a ride. Please don’t create a tragedy as your remembrance of this holiday. True friends won’t let someone they love get behind the wheel or get into a vehicle with someone if they can’t safely operate it.
If you encounter reckless operators do not confront them, pull off the road and call 911 with the description and direction of travel.
If you are going to be out of town for an extended period of time please take advantage of our House Watch program. Details can be found by stopping at the Police Station, calling the Police Desk at 366-2266 or by visiting the forms section on our Department website dunkirkpolice.com
Please keep an eye on what is going on in your Neighborhood. If you see or hear something out of the ordinary please call the Police Desk at 366-2266 or 911 and let us send an Officer to check it out.
The Dunkirk Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.
Anne Guziec has been located safe. The Dunkirk Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance with information leading to her being found.
The Dunkirk Police Department is attempting to locate Anne Guziec, age 54, of Dunkirk, NY. Approximately two days ago, Anne is believed to have been walking her dog, a brown and white English Springer Spaniel with an orange collar, in the Main St area. Anne is a white female, about 5’2″, about 125 lbs, has hazel eyes, brown hair, and was possibly wearing white fleece hoodie, blue jeans and tan work boots. Please contact the Dunkirk Police Department at 716-366-2266 with any information to her whereabouts.
For the past several months members of the Dunkirk Police Department and the Southern Tier Regional Drug task Force have been conducting investigations into the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics in the City of Dunkirk.
One investigation led to arrest warrants being issued for Alex Diaz Torres, age 32, of Dunkirk, NY. Arrest warrants were issued by the City of Dunkirk Court for the Charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree. On November 15, 2019, at about 7:05 PM, members of the Dunkirk Police Department and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task force located and arrested Alex Diaz Torres at 47 East Second St. in the City of Dunkirk. Torres was taken into custody without incident.
In a separate investigation, the Chautauqua County Grand Jury issued secret indictment warrants for Carmelo Cruz, age 55, of Dunkirk, NY, charging him with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. On November 18, 2019 at approximately 8:45 AM, members of the Dunkirk Police Department observed Carmelo Cruz traveling in a vehicle on Lake Shore Drive in the City of Dunkirk. The vehicle was stopped and Carmelo Cruz was taken into custody without incident. Cruz will be held at the Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment.
The Dunkirk Police Department, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force encourage members of the community to report any suspicious or illegal activity.
Lakefront Blvd. between North Beagle and North Serval Streets has been closed for the Winter Season and on-going repairs to the seawall. The City of Dunkirk Department of Public Works has completed the placement of signage along Lakefront Blvd. as well as Pine Street North on all the side Streets in that First Ward area and have additionally placed jersey barriers. Vehicles may travel North from Pine Street for local residential traffic only.
Lakefront Blvd. has been closed for the purpose of traffic and public safety. The roadway can become very slippery and impassable due to ice and snow build up from the lake over-spray. The Department of Public Works will NOTbe performing regular road clearing maintenance of Lakefront Blvd. during the Winter Season.
Operators of vehicles that pass the posted signs and jersey barriers can be charged with a violation under the Vehicle and Traffic law and may be subject to legal liability as well. We are asking all residents to please cooperate by not driving on the roadway until the Spring when the DPW opens the roadway back up to regular traffic.
Alternate and Overnight Parking regulations on Streets in the City of Dunkirk will be changing in November to assist snow removal efforts during the Winter Months.
Overnight Parking rules go into effect Sunday November 3rd 2019 and stay in effect thru Saturday April 4th 2020. For overnight regulations parking is prohibited on the following Streets from 3:30AM – 7:00AM.
Brigham Rd. from Lakeshore Dr. South to the City Line.
Central Ave. from City Pier to the City Line.
Eagle St. between 5th & 6th Streets, between Lakeshore Dr. West & Second Street
Chestnut St. from Fizell St. West to Warsaw St.
6th St. from Main St. East to Maple Ave.
Franklin Ave. from Main St. South to Wright St.
Franklin Ave. from Talcott St. South to City Line
Lakeshore Dr. from City Line to City Line.
Lamphere St. from 7th South to City Line.
Main St. from Lakefront Blvd. South to 6th St.
Main St. Extension from Newton St. South to City Line.
Maple Ave. from Main St. South to Talcott St.
Middle Rd. from Moffat St. East to City Line.
North Beaver St.
Point Dr. North
Point Dr. West
Ruggles St. from Main St. South to Wright St.
Talcott St. from Roberts Rd. West to Franklin Ave.
Temple St. from 4th. North to CSX
3rd St. from Main St. West to Central Ave.
Washington Ave. from 3rd St. South to 4th St.
2nd St. from Brigham Rd. West to Brooks Ave.
7th St. from Woodrow Ave. West to Brigham Rd.
Woodrow Ave. from Lucas Ave. North to 6th St.
All other Streets not subject to the above listed Overnight Parking are subject to Alternate Parking Regulations. The Alternate Parking Regulations change from Weekly to Daily for the Winter Months. Effective Sunday November 3rd 2019 at 5:00PM and continuing thru Saturday April 4th 2020 vehicles shall be parked only on the Odd-Numbered side of the Street on Odd-Numbered Days and only on the Even-Numbered side of the Street on Even-Numbered Days. The date of the day after the hour of 5:00PM will determine the side which Parking is allowed.
Warning notices will be issued for a short period of time after which strict enforcement will begin by issuance of Parking Summonses. Vehicles in violation of Overnight, Alternate or any other posted Regulations which hamper Snow Removal Efforts by Public Works or pose a hazard for access of Emergency Vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. We also remind motorists that vehicles which block sidewalks and hamper sidewalk plowing will also be ticketed and towed if necessary. Please pay attention to City Snow Plow operators and assist them with their efforts by giving them the right of way during snow storms.
This past Winter Season saw a lot of snowfall and we thank our residents for their cooperation in getting their vehicles moved in a timely manner and look forward to their cooperation again this Winter Season. The Dunkirk Police Department is again asking for everyone’s cooperation with Parking Regulations and assisting us in making the City a safe place for all those who live, work and visit here. Any questions about parking regulations can be directed to the Communications Desk at 366-2266.