Intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Talcott St. becomes 4-way stop

4-way stop with warning signs

4-way stop with warning signs at the intersection of Lincoln & Talcott

The City of Dunkirk Police and Public Works Departments are announcing that the intersection of Talcott Street and Lincoln Ave. has been changed to a 4-way stop. The change is a result of a traffic study that was done by the City Police Department after the 4-way stop was removed during the construction of the Millennium Parkway. This is a very heavily populated residential area especially with children walking to school. The addition of a 4-way stop at this intersection will enhance the safety of pedestrians giving them a safe place to cross Talcott Street.

Public Works Department installed new stop signs and forewarning signs on the East and West sides of Talcott Street at the intersection of Lincoln Ave. This is to complement the existing stop signs on the North and South side of Lincoln Ave. thereby making the intersection a 4-way stop. With the installation complete we will be un-wrapping the signs on Tuesday morning. We want to advise motorists to please pay attention to the new stop signs when travelling in this area.

We thank you for your cooperation.


Six houses raided


The United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and City of Dunkirk Drug Task Force Officers accompanied by Tactical Response Teams from the City of Dunkirk Police Department, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department served search warrants simultaneously at six residential locations in the City of Dunkirk this morning. ┬áThe search warrants are part of an ongoing investigation into cocaine drug trafficking headed by the DEA and US Attorneys Office in cooperation with City and County Drug Task Force. ┬áMore information will be released at a later time.

Person arrested after attempted entry into home


Adam R. Jessie

On June 2, 2015, at about 1:15 PM, the Dunkirk Police Department responded to 113 S. Zebra St. after receiving a 911 call from the resident stating a subject was attempting to enter her house through a window. The victim ran out of the house while calling police.  The victim was not sure if the subject was inside or not.

Upon arrival, the subject, identified as Adam R. Jessie, 25, of N. Gazelle St, Dunkirk, NY, was running thru yards in the area.  He was eventually located on the roof of 128 Lake Shore Dr. E.  While on the roof, he refused several orders to come down that were given to him by the police.   A crowd of people gathered, as well as residents of the building coming out of the apartments to see the commotion.  Dunkirk Fire was requested to assist in the removal of Jessie from the roof.  Again, he scurried across back and forth on the sharply peaked roof of the two story apartment building.   Eventually, a ladder was placed on the west side of the building by DFD.  Jessie was coaxed to the ladder, but would still not come down.  After several minutes, while half way down the ladder, he entered a second floor window against the orders of police and fire.  Patrols entered the apartment building and pulled Jessie in thru the window as he straddled the ledge, apparently attempting to re-exit the house.  The occupants of the apartment do not wish charges.

Criminal trespass in the Third Degree charge was placed for the incident on Zebra St. and Jessie was additionally charged with Criminal Nuisance in the Second Degree for his actions on the roof of 128 Lake Shore Dr. E.   Jessie was arraigned by Judge Walter Drag and was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $5,000 bail/$10,000 property.