Website Enhancements

A few new enhancements have been added to our website recently to assist community members with easier ways to connect with us on different programs.

The House Watch Program has been a very successful program through the years for the community. When Dunkirk residents are away from home, be it for vacation, vacant buildings, in the  hospital, etc., the police department stops by regularly to check the residence and make sure it is secure. Community members submit an application to be involved in the program at Police Headquarters. In addition to filing the application in person residents can now fill out an online version of the House Watch Form if they desire. This will eliminate the need to come to Police Headquarters making it easier for residents to participate. You can submit a House Watch Request by visiting the Forms section of this website and selecting House Watch. From there you can either print out a form to drop off at Police Headquarters or fill out the form and submit online.

Business owners in the City now have another option to keep the Police Department updated of contact information for their business. By filling out the online form and submitting it we can keep our files updated with the most current contact information should the need arise. You never know when the police department may need to contact you regarding your business so submitting the quick form, as often as necessary, will help both of us should a situation arise at your business when you are not open or on location. To keep us updated visit the Business Registry selection under the Forms menu. You can either submit your form online or print out a copy and drop off at Police Headquarters.

For general questions or to report non-immediate concerns we have updated our Contact section to include an online Contact form. Drop us a note and we will forward it to the appropriate person for follow up. DO NOT USE THIS FORM TO REPORT ACTIVITY THAT IS CURRENTLY HAPPENING AS THE EMAIL ACCOUNT THAT IT SENDS TO IS NOT MONITORED 24 HOURS PER DAY.

Street Crimes Detail Results in Arrests

On Saturday February 25, 2017 a number of Officers of the City of Dunkirk Police Department, both in plain clothes and in uniform, assisted by NYS Parole, engaged in a City wide street crimes detail. The purpose of this operation was to promote the safety of the community by policing in a proactive manner which is designed to deter criminal activity on local street corners, execute outstanding warrants and aggressively enforce vehicle and traffic laws in high traffic areas. During this most recent operation Officers made several arrests:

Name of Subjects:

(1) Ronald R. Winchell          Male (age 51)

Charges:

Criminal Obstruction of Breathing

Endangering the Welfare of a Child

 

(2) Leroy Gilbert                    Male (age 20)

Charges:

Violation of Probation Warrant

 

(3) Damian Young                  Male (age 28)

Charges:

Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd

Unlicensed Operator

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance

Fail to comply with interlock device

 

(4) William Green                     Male (age 51)

Charges:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance

Obstruction of Governmental Administration

Resisting Arrest

 

(5) Joseph Rosario                      Male (age 29)

Charges:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance

 

(6) S.M. Diaz-Correa                    Male (age 21)

Charges:

Drivers View Obstructed

Unlicensed Operator

 

(7) Derial Aviles-Sanchez                 Male (age 31)

Charges:

Disobey Traffic Control Device

 

(8) Ricardo Vasquez                         Male (age 17)

Charges:

Suspended Vehicle Registration

No Insurance

 

(9) Jermaine Fann                              Male (age 31)

Charges:

Open alcohol container in motor vehicle

Criminal Trespass Arrest

Angel Rosas Jr.

On February 8th, 2017 at 6:00 pm, City of Dunkirk Police was notified by a citizen that a subject was seen climbing a fire escape and entering the second story apartment at 38 Pine St. Upon arrival Patrol set up a perimeter and entered the apartment where they found Angel M. Rosas Jr. inside the apartment. Through investigation it was determined that the suspect was not allowed in the apartment. Rosas was taken into custody and held overnight on bail. He was committed to the County Jail after appearing in City Court on Thursday.

 

Narcotics Arrest

Jeremy Echevarria

On February 7th, 2017 at about 1:10 P.M. the Dunkirk City Police and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force located and arrested Jeremy N. ECHEVARRIA of 775 Washington Aver., Dunkirk, NY at the intersection of 4th St. and Swan St. in the City of Dunkirk on an outstanding Dunkirk City Court arrest warrant charging him with one count each of Criminal possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance in the Degree. The warrant is based on information supplied by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. It is alleged by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force that ECHEVARRIA has sold quantities of cocaine to agents of the Task Force within the City of Dunkirk. As a result of the arrest ECHEVARRIA was arraigned before Dunkirk City Court Judge Drag and then committed to the Chautauqua County Jail pending further action of the court.

Authorities continue to ask members of the community to call when they observe suspicious or narcotics related activity in their neighborhood.

Assault Arrest

Pedro Negron-Guzman

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.

Hit and Run/Vehicle Pursuit

Earvin Ezell

On Tuesday January 31st at around 9:57 pm Dunkirk Police were dispatched to the intersection of S. Roberts Rd and E 2ndSt for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident. A description of the suspect vehicle was obtained and a vehicle matching the description was spotted heading south on the 400 block of Main St. Officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle but the driver refused to comply. Officers continued to pursue the suspect vehicle for an extended period of time. At one point in the pursuit the driver of the suspect vehicle made a U-turn and almost struck a pursuing Dunkirk Police patrol vehicle.  As the pursuit approached King St. the suspect jumped from the vehicle and a foot chase ensued. Officers chased the suspect to an apartment on King St, where he was found hiding in the attic. After speaking with the homeowner it was found that the suspect did not live or belong in the apartment that he ran to. The suspect/driver was identified as 23 yr old, Earvin I. Ezell of Fredonia, NY. He was arrested for Resisting Arrest and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and also issued (12) traffic tickets related to the original accident and the pursuit.