Spring and summer parking regulations will be taking effect for Alternate and Overnight Parking with the following changes.
Overnight Parking: Overnight Parking regulations on the main streets such as Central Ave., Lakeshore Dr., Brigham Rd., Doughty St., Main St. and many of the smaller side streets will end Sunday April 7th and does not resume again until Sunday November 3rd
Alternate Parking: Parking will change back to weekly as follows:
Effective at 5:00PM starting Sunday April 7th and continuing to Sunday November 3rd for one week periods commencing at 5:00PM on any odd numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the odd numbered side of the streets affected and on any even numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the even numbered side of the streets affected. The date of the day after 5:00PM on Sunday determines the side on which parking is allowed for the following week. Courtesy tags will be issued as reminders for a short period of time, after that time parking summonses will be issued.
It is not the goal of the City of Dunkirk or the Police Department to issue parking summonses for violations. We are asking everyone’s cooperation to park properly and help those who may be visitors to our area with understanding our parking regulations. Proper parking is a matter of public safety in that we have to keep streets open and accessible to emergency vehicles at all times. We want everyone to be aware that if the need arises we will tow vehicles that hamper access by emergency vehicles or create a hazard to public safety. Proper parking also allows Public Works access for street repairs and maintenance.
We truly appreciated the help of our residents this past winter with getting their vehicles moved in a timely manner during winter storms. Your cooperation kept the streets clear for plows and emergency vehicles. Thank you !!
Again we ask everyone to help keep the City of Dunkirk a safe place for residents, business people and visitors to enjoy. Please call the Police Communications Desk at 366-2266 with any questions regarding Parking Regulations.
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.
Construction on Water Line Replacement will begin on Monday February 18th on Maple Ave. (Rt. # 60) between Sixth & Seventh Streets. As a result of the Construction portions of the Northbound Lane of Maple Ave. (Rt. #60) between Sixth & Seventh Streets will be closed and traffic lanes will be shifted to the Center and Southbound Lanes. There will be NO PARKING on Maple Ave. between Sixth & Seventh Streets during the entire time of the Water Line Construction.
NO PARKING signage will be posted and there will be barriers in place for proper lane usage and construction personnel directing traffic. Please pay attention when travelling in this area and be prepared for possible delays. The No Parking violations will be strictly enforced during the Construction Process and vehicles will be towed if they block traffic, create safety issues or interfere with the Construction process.
We are asking for cooperation from residents and motorists until the project is completed.
A City of Dunkirk man was arrested on Felony charges stemming from a lengthy burglary investigation. On July 30th, 2018, a residential burglary in the First Ward area was reported to the Dunkirk Police Department. Based on a thorough investigation, arrest warrants for charges of Burglary in the Second Degree- C Felony, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree- E Felony, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree- E Felony were obtained in late August 2018 for 25 year old Bryan Ramos.
On February 8th, 2019 those warrants were served on Ramos and he is being held in the Chautauqua County Jail on $80,000.00 cash bail and $160,000.00 property bond pending a preliminary hearing in Dunkirk City Court.
Officers from the Dunkirk Police Department visited Dunkirk School 4 on Friday January 4th as part of the department’s reader day program. Officers read to the students and talked about the job as a police officer.
Chief David Ortolano reads to students at Dunkirk School 4
Officer Jeff Ortolano reads to students at Dunkirk School 4
Officer Amy Noble reads to students at Dunkirk School 4
Officer Joe Carruth reads to students at Dunkirk School 4
Officer Edwin Gomez reads to students at Dunkirk School 4
Sgt Chris Witkowski explaining to students at Dunkirk School 4 what officers carry
Pictured from left are: Officer Joseph Carruth, Off. Matthew Martinez, Mayor Wilfred Rosas, Chief David Ortolano, Off. Amy Noble, Off. Edwin Gomez, Off. Darren McIntyre, Lt. Mark Polowy, Off. John Arns
The City of Dunkirk Police Department along with Mayor Willie Rosas loaded up the Santa for Seniors Holiday Gift Bags and delivered them to Senior Citizens in the Community on Tuesday. The bags were delivered and Officers spent time visiting with the Senior Citizens who were the recipients. Earlier this month the Dunkirk Police Benevolent Association (PBA) partnered with Community Bank’s Central Ave. Branch and donated $500.00 to help defray the cost of the bags which go to Senior Citizens in need who were chosen by Chautauqua County Office for the Aging to receive them. Recipients of the gift bags which contained a Holiday meal and daily living items commented that they were happy and blessed to receive the bags and enjoyed the company of the Police Officers who delivered them. The Dunkirk Police Department wishes to thank Community Bank for being part of this program with us and we want to also thank Dr. Mary Ann Spanos and Kate Finch from Office for Aging for allowing us to participate in this wonderful outreach to our Senior Citizens.
Officer Roberto Fred and Officer Thomas Rozumalski visit students at Dunkirk School 4 as part of the Breakfast with a Police Officer Program
The Dunkirk Police concluded their Breakfast With The Police program on December 6th, 2018, at Dunkirk School #4. Officers shared breakfast with Fifth grade student, Jazmine Bultron. The Dunkirk Police would like to thank the entire staff of the Dunkirk Tim Hortons along with all the students and staff of the Dunkirk School system.
Happy Holidays and best wishes and we look forward to doing this again this spring.
Officer Amy Noble and Officer Thomas Rozumalski shared breakfast with Fifth grade student, Jazmine Bultron, from Dunkirk School 4 as part of the Breakfast with a Police Officer Program