On Sunday April 21, 2019, around 7:28 PM, Dunkirk Patrol units were dispatched to the 200 block of Nevins St. for two suspicious males in the backyard of a residence. An alert neighbor called after observing the males walking around a neighbor’s house.
Upon patrol arrival, both male subjects fled on foot into adjacent backyards where patrol officers were able to locate and detain them without incident. Subsequent investigation found that the subjects, Angel M. Rosas Jr, age 21, and David C. Smith, age 20, both of Dunkirk, NY, had allegedly entered a nearby home by forcing a window and removing a large amount of jewelry and personal belongings; the homeowner was not home at the time. All stolen property was recovered by patrol officers.
Both male subjects were transported to Dunkirk Police Headquarters and were charged with Burglary in the Second Degree (Class C Felony) and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (Class E Felony). Rosas Jr was additionally charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Firth Degree (Class A Misdemeanor).
Dunkirk Police would like to remind citizens to be alert and watchful in their neighborhoods and to immediately report any suspicious activity to the Police Department at 366-2266.