On February 25, 2020, at about 4:13 PM, the City of Dunkirk Police were called to Central Ave. for a report of a person causing damage to parking meters. Officers located the damaged meters and quickly located the subject a short distance away from the reported area.
The subject, Gabriel M. Soto, age 27, was identified by witnesses as being the person that did the damage to the meters. Soto was taken into custody and found to be in possession of tools which aided to commit the damage and several hypodermic instruments.
Soto charged with Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree (Class A misdemeanor), Possession of Burglar’s Tools (Class A Misdemeanor), and Possession of Hypodermic Instruments (Class A Misdemeanor). He was processed at Police Headquarters and released with an appearance ticket for a future court date as per NY bail reform.