On August 12th, 2016, at about 11:40 PM, Dunkirk Police Officers were dispatched to an alarm at Main Wine & Spirits located at 159 E 4th St. in the City of Dunkirk, NY. Upon arrival, officers found the front glass window smashed out and determined several bottles of alcohol were stolen. After a two week investigation, it is alleged that two 15 year old juvenile males were responsible and will be petitioned to Family Court for 1 count of Burglary in the Third Degree (D/Felony), 1 count of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree (C/Felony) and 1 count of Petit Larceny (A/Misd).
On July 24th, 2016, at about 5:50 AM, the Dunkirk Police Department received a call from a concerned neighbor regarding a possible burglary in progress at 733 Park Ave, Dunkirk, NY. The caller had witnessed a subject around the house and flashlights inside the house and knew the homeowners were not supposed to be home. Upon officers’ arrival, a perimeter was established with Dunkirk and Fredonia Police Officers. Entry was made and 4 individuals were found hiding inside the residence. The 4 individuals were Jorge M. Negron-Velazquez, age 33, Dunkirk, NY, one 16 year old male from Dunkirk, one 15 year old male from Dunkirk, NY and one 15 year old male from Westfield, NY. As Negron-Velazquez was being escorted to the police car, he pulled away from the officer and fled on foot through a backyard and over a fence. Negron-Velazquez was retaken into custody. Through investigation, it was learned that all 4 individuals acting together, caused the removal of several items from the residence which were recovered. Negron-Velazquez and the 16 year old male were arraigned by Judge Walter Drag and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $40,000 cash/$80,000 property.on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree. Negron-Velazquez was additionally charged with Resisting Arrest. The 15 year old males were released to their parents and will be issued Family Court appearance tickets for Burglary in the Second Degree and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.
On December 2nd, 2015, at about 3:30 AM, the Dunkirk Police Department investigated a burglary at a W. Howard St. address. As a result of the investigation, Earvin I. Ezell, age 22, of 3742 Rt. 20, Fredonia, NY was arrested and charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, and Petit Larceny. Thanks to an observant neighbor, the suspect’s vehicle was able to be tracked to the suspect’s residence. A search warrant was obtained from Town of Pomfret Justice Anthony Pulci. With assistance from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police, the residence was searched and property from the burglary was located inside. The suspect is being held in the City jail pending arraignment. The Dunkirk Police encourages residents to look out for their neighbors and report any suspicious activity to the police department at 366-2266, the confidential tip line at 363-0313, or in an emergency 911. All information is held strictly confidential.
In the early morning hours of Sunday November 8th, 2015, at about 5:17 AM, the City of Dunkirk Police responded to Dollar General, located at 168 E. Fourth St. A citizen complaint received indicated that there were two suspicious male subjects in the area that may be attempting to burglarize the store. Upon arrival, two males were located in front of the store where one of the front windows had been broken out. Upon seeing patrol cars, the two males ran from Police in opposite directions. Both subjects were taken into custody after brief foot chases. Benjamin Catalino, age 19, of 12155 Angel Rd, Silver Creek and Julio E. Montanez, age 21, of 187 Lake Shore Dr E are charged with Attempted Burglary in the Third Degree a Class E Felony, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree a Class E Felony and Obstruction of Governmental Administration in the Second Degree a Class A Misdemeanor. Both were arraigned in City Court and are being held in County Jail pending a preliminary hearing.
On Monday September 21st at or about 1:45 am, while on patrol, Officers of the Dunkirk Police Department discovered that the front glass door at the Family Dollar Store located at 168 E. 4th St. had been broken out. On-scene investigation and review of the in-store surveillance cameras indicated that the door was damaged by two male subjects, who then entered the store and stole items. Officers were able to obtain a physical and clothing description of the two subjects from the video, which was relayed to the on-coming 7am-3pm shift. Two subjects matching the description were later located and subsequently interviewed at Police Headquarters. Several items of stolen property have been recovered as a result of the investigation. Two male juveniles, ages 11 and 12, have been charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, and Petit Larceny in connection with the incident. The juveniles were released to the custody of their parents and have been scheduled to answer to the charges in Family Court at a later date.
On Sunday, May 3, 2015, the Dunkirk Police Department took a report of a larceny from a boat which was being stored at the Chadwick Bay Marina. The youths allegedly damaged a winter cover to gain entry and stole property from the boat. Through investigation, two males, one being 16 and the other 17 yrs old, were identified and subsequently charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and Petit Larceny.
On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, both subjects were located and arrested on warrants issued through Judge Walter Drag in Dunkirk City Court. They were transported to Dunkirk Police Headquarters were they were processed and locked up. Both youths were arraigned in front of Judge Drag and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $10,000 bail/$20,000 property.