Wanted Person Arrest


Devon Wilson

On September 1st, 2015, the City of Dunkirk Police Department arrested a Dunkirk man on an array of charges after an extensive manhunt that lasted from mid morning until just before 2:30 this afternoon.  The incident began at about 9:20 AM when police were called to a Hoyt St. residence for a report of a violent domestic disturbance. While on scene investigating the incident, officers learned that Devon Wilson, age 21, of 111 Lord St, Dunkirk, NY, who was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants for Assault 2nd Degree  (Felony), Criminal Possession Of A Weapon 3rd Degree (Felony), Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, Menacing 2nd Degree, Harassment 2nd Degree, and Disorderly Conduct, had fled the scene after displaying what appeared to be a handgun. A search of the surrounding area ensued and several sightings of Wilson by area residents were reported as he ran from the area. Officers from surrounding police agencies, including the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Police and the Fredonia Police Department responded to assist and a perimeter was established. Police K-9 units conducting a training in the area from Dunkirk PD, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, NY State Police, Jamestown PD and Lakewood-Busti PD arrived at the scene to conduct an extensive K9 search of the area.  Police developed information that ultimately led them to an upper apartment at 51 E. Fifth St, Dunkirk, NY. The house was surrounded and Devon Wilson surrendered to police without incident after a brief standoff.

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