City of Dunkirk Police concluded a robbery and assault investigation this morning with the arrest of Fernando Martinez Jr, age 37, of Dunkirk, NY. It is alleged that Martinez forcibly stole an undisclosed amount of cash from an individual in the afternoon hours of November 8th, 2017 and caused physical injury to that person in the course of the robbery. Martinez was taken into custody at his residence after being found to be hiding inside of a washing machine. Martinez is being held over night in City lock up and will be arraigned in City Court on charges of Robbery in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree.
On Monday, February 6, 2017 at about 3:00 pm, City of Dunkirk Police patrol officers responded to the area of Washington Park for a reported fight. While dispersing the groups in the area, a concerned citizen approached officers and notified them that he had heard a female yelling for help from a residence nearby. While approaching the house, officers could hear yells for help and the breaking of windows. Officers made entry into the apartment and located Pedro Negron-Guzman, age 49, of Washington Ave, Dunkirk, NY, and an injured female. Negron-Guzman was detained while medical personnel were called to attend to the injured female. Further investigation revealed that Negron-Guzman threatened the female with a hammer and then physically assaulted her with a baseball bat causing several injuries. When the victim attempted to dial 911 Negron-Guzman reportedly swatted the phone away, preventing her from doing so. The victim then broke a window out of the residence to notify nearby officers. Negron-Guzman was transported to City of Dunkirk Police Headquarters where he was booked and charged with the offenses of Assault 2nd (felony), Menacing 2nd (misdemeanor) and Criminal Mischief 4th (misdemeanor). The female victim was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital for further treatment of her injuries. Dunkirk Police were assisted on scene by Dunkirk Fire and Alstar personnel. Negron-Guzman is awaiting arraignment in City of Dunkirk Police lockup.
Dunkirk Police responded to 506 Main St. at approximately 2:51 PM on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 for a report of a fight at that location. Two brothers residing in a first floor apartment along with the wife of one brother and 1 year old child were located. The younger brother was found with a severe laceration to his lower leg, rendering him unable to stand up, with the older brother showing minor injuries to the back of his head and arms. Upon investigation, it was determined that a machete was used in the assault and that weapon was recovered at the scene by officers. As a result of the investigation, the following charges were placed:
David D. Sugg, 23 years old of 506 Main St. Dunkirk, was charged with Assault in the Second Degree, a class D Felony, Criminal possession of a weapon in the Fourth Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both Class A Misdemeanors. He was arraigned in Dunkirk City Court Wednesday and bail was set a $5,000.00 Cash or $10,000 Property bond.
Cody Sugg, 21 years old, of the same address was transported to Brooks Hospital by Fredonia Fire and Rescue. He was charged with Assault in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor and will appear in Dunkirk City Court on April 6th.
East Town of Dunkirk Fire department as well as Fredonia Fire responded to assist and administer treatment to the injured parties as Dunkirk Fire Department were on location at a working structure fire at the time.