Parking Changes

Spring and summer parking regulations will be taking effect for Alternate and Overnight Parking with the following changes.

 

Overnight Parking: Overnight Parking regulations on  the main streets such as Central Ave., Lakeshore Dr., Brigham Rd., Doughty St., Main St. and many of the smaller side streets will end Sunday April 2nd   and does not resume again until Sunday November 5th .

Alternate Parking: Parking will change back to weekly as follows:

Effective at 5:00PM starting Sunday April 2nd and continuing to Sunday November 5th for one week periods commencing at 5:00PM on any odd numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the odd numbered side of the streets affected and on any even numbered Sunday, parking shall be allowed on the even numbered side of the streets affected. The date of the day after 5:00PM on Sunday determines the side on which parking is allowed for the following week. Courtesy tags will be issued as reminders for a short period of time, after that time parking summonses will be issued.

It is not the goal of the City of Dunkirk or the Police Department to issue parking summonses for violations. We are asking everyone’s cooperation to park properly and help those who may be visitors to our area with understanding our parking regulations. Proper parking is a matter of public safety in that we have to keep streets open and accessible to emergency vehicles at all times. We want everyone to be aware that if the need arises we will tow vehicles that hamper access by emergency vehicles or create a hazard to public safety. Proper parking also allows Public Works access for street repairs and maintenance.

We truly appreciated the help of our residents this past winter with getting their vehicles moved in a timely manner during winter storms. Your cooperation kept the streets clear for plows and emergency vehicles. Thank you !!

Again we ask everyone to help keep the City of Dunkirk a safe place for residents, business people and visitors to enjoy. Please call the Police Communications Desk at 366-2266 with any questions regarding Parking Regulations.

Fugitive from Justice Arrest

Jonathan Figueroa-Martinez

Jonathan Figueroa-Martinez

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Officers of the Dunkirk Police Department along with members of the U.S. Marshall’s Service took into custody Jonathan Figueroa-Martinez, age 31, and arraigned him in Dunkirk City Court in front of the Honorable Walter F. Drag for being a Fugitive From Justice.  He is wanted for a Felony Sexual Assault on a minor charge out of Puerto Rico.  The subject was found hiding in the lower apartment of 76 Lincoln Ave. in Dunkirk.  The subject is currently being held in the county jail awaiting extradition hearings.

Drug Arrest

STEVEN SCOTTA traffic stop by Dunkirk Police resulted in the arrest of a 50 year old Portland, NY man for cocaine possession.  At approximately 11:41 AM on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 a vehicle operated by Steven A. Scott was observed on Lake Shore Dr. W. in the city signaling a turn improperly.  The resulting investigation determined Scott to have his driving privileges revoked in New York.  He was found to have a quantity of powder cocaine in excess of five hundred milligrams, and two packets of marijuana.  He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the fifth degree, a Class D Felony, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana violation, Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle/alcohol related in the Second Degree, and with Operating a Motor Vehicle without an ignition interlock device.  He was arraigned by City Court Judge Walt Drag Thursday afternoon and committed to Chautauqua County Jail.  Bail was set at $30,000 Cash or $60,000 property and the case was adjourned to March 28th.

Domestic/Narcotics Arrest

Larry Brooks

Larry E. Brooks Jr. (39 yoa) LKA of 438 Deer St, Dunkirk, New York, was arrested on Monday morning, March 13th, 2017 on 4 felony charges.  Police responded to a Grant ave. residence and Brooks was observed by police running from the area.  Brooks was taken into custody a short distance away after running from police and was found to be in possession a large quantity of crack cocaine.  He was arraigned in Dunkirk City court on Thursday 3/16/17 on the following charges:

Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree
Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance  4th degree
2 counts of Felony Criminal Contempt 1st degree
Resisting Arrest
Harassment 2nd degree

Narcotics Arrest

Kristen Grant

On Wednesday March 1st, 2017 at about 9:30 pm, Officers of the Dunkirk Police Department received a complaint about a suspicious female in the bathroom of a local restaurant. Officers arrived on scene and located Kristen E. Grant leaving the store. As officers were speaking with Grant two hypodermic needles were observed protruding from her back pants pocket. A subsequent investigation revealed that one of the needles was loaded with cocaine and two bindles of heroin were found in Grants sock. Officers also located Julie A. Pierce in a nearby vehicle that belonged to Grant. After speaking with

Julie Pierce

Pierce it was discovered that she was in possession of a hypodermic needle and a quantity of powder cocaine. Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to Dunkirk City Jail pending arraignment.

Grant is charges with: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th  Degree-(2 counts) and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument

Pierce is charged with: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th  Degree and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument

Drug Arrest

Michael J. Borst

On March 1, 2017, at about 12:08 AM, a Dunkirk Police officer on patrol observed a vehicle fail to signal when pulling into traffic from the curb.  The vehicle was stopped for the violation and the operator was found to be Michael J. Borst, age 31, of Brocton, NY.  On an approach to the vehicle, an officer observed what appeared to be a handgun lying on the floor next to the driver.  It was later determined to be a replica airgun with realistic features.  Through investigation, a quantity of Methamphetamine and several items of drug paraphernalia were seized from the vehicle.  The driver was taken into custody for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (2 counts), Criminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree, and Failure to signal from curb.  Borst was arraigned by Dunkirk City Court Judge Drag who set bail at $3,000 cash/$6,000 property.