Search Warrant 80 Lincoln

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After a two-month investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force (STRDTF), two major cocaine traffickers were arrested in the Town of Dunkirk and City of Dunkirk. The STRDTF was assisted in the investigation by the Town of Evans Police, Town of Hamburg Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). STRDTF arrested Michael L. Pacheco, age 26, of 15 Webster St, Dunkirk, NY, at a location on Vineyard Drive in the Town of Dunkirk on a warrant from the Town of Dunkirk Court. At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of more than 4.5 ounces of cocaine. At 7:10pm, STRDTF agents, Dunkirk Police, Dunkirk Police SRT Team, and the DEA executed a search warrant at 80 Lincoln Avenue in the City of Dunkirk. Entry was made into the residence without incident. It is alleged that Fred A. Santiago, age 29, of 80 Lincoln Ave, Dunkirk, NY, conspired with Pacheco to deliver more than an ounce of cocaine to an agent of the STRDTF within the Town of Dunkirk. During the course of the search, agents seized approximately 28.5 ounces of cocaine (street value of all drugs seized $50,000). Also seized was $46,000 in U.S. currency, postal money orders, scales, packaging materials and a cocaine press which is used to process the cocaine for sale. Additional State and Federal charges will be placed against both subjects as the investigation continues. Pacheco is charged with Criminal Sale controlled substance 2nd – Class A-2 Felony and Conspiracy 2nd degree – B Felony and Santiago is charged with Conspiracy 2nd class B Felony.  More charges are expected for both subjects.  As a result of this investigation, additional arrests may be forthcoming. The STRDTF is comprised of deputies from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunkirk Police Department. Anyone with information about the sale of narcotics should contact the STRDTF at (800)344-8702.

Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano wants the community to know that “Drug trafficking is a priority for our Department. This is a priority for our Task Force Officers, Detectives, Patrol Officers and SRT Unit each and every day. We want to thank the community for their assistance in providing tips and information about Narcotic activity in their neighborhoods. This type of activity  affects quality of life in neighborhoods and is unacceptable, we will continue to make this enforcement a priority within our Community. Our confidential tip line is 363-0313 or confidential information can be left at the Police Communications Desk or Chiefs Office.

Search Warrant 51 E 2nd St

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From left to right: Chautauqua County Sheriff Office Lt. Dave Bentley and Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano stand with evidence seized during today’s search warrant at              51 E 2nd St, Dunkirk, NY

On April 28, 2017 at 9:45 A.M. the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, City of Dunkirk Police Department and Dunkirk City Police SRT executed a search warrant at 51 E. 2nd St. in the City of Dunkirk. A search warrant had been issued earlier by City of Dunkirk Court Judge Drag as well as several arrest warrant for subjects that have been using this residence to sell crack cocaine. The entry was made without incident and inside of the residence police located Minerva MAESTRE, Hector A. MERCADO TORRES, Eriberto CORRALIZA and Angelica CULLINAN. The search and arrest warrants are based upon a seven month long investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. It is alleged by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force that the residence was being used by multiple subjects for the storage and sales of crack cocaine. Initially Minerva Maestre and Eriberto Corraliza were charged based on Dunkirk City Court arrest warrants charging them each with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. As a result of the search the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force seized 118.5 grams of crack cocaine and $171,297.00 in U.S. currency. As a result of the seizure inside of the residence at the time of the search warrant each of the two subjects picked up on arrest warrants inside at the residence were charged additionally with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. Also charged as a result of the search warrant seizure are Hector A. MERCADO TORRES and Angelica CULLINAN. Both of these subjects are charged with two counts of Criminal possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree.
While the search was being conducted inside of the residence, Pedro A. CORRALIZA Jr. arrived in front of the residence and he was taken into custody based on an arrest warrant charging him with one count each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. All of these subjects were transported to the Dunkirk City Jail and then subsequently arraigned before Judge Drag on each of the charges listed. As a result of the arraignment all of these subjects were remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail pending further action of the court.
At this time the City of Dunkirk Police and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force are attempting to locate Jason ROSAS RODRIGUEZ age 32 and Cristian MAESTRE age 27 on outstanding Dunkirk City Court arrest warrants charging each with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. Anyone with knowledge of their whereabouts is asked to call authorities.
The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of officers from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Dunkirk Police Department. Authorities continue to ask members of the community to call when they observe suspicious or narcotics related activity in their neighborhoods by calling either 800-344-8702 or 363-0313.

Drug Sales Arrest

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Angel Tirado-Lopez

On April 26, 2017 Angel TIRADO LOPEZ was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant in Mayville. An arrest warrant had been issued by Dunkirk City Court Judge Drag based on information provided by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. The warrant charges TIRADO LOPEZ with one count each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. It is alleged by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force that TIRADO LOPEZ sold quantities of heroin to agents of the Task Force on multiple occasions in the City of Dunkirk. This arrest culminates a months long investigation into heroin trafficking in the City of Dunkirk. As a result of the arrest TIRADO LOPEZ was arraigned before Dunkirk City Court Judge Drag and then subsequently remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail pending further action of the court. Authorities continue to ask community members report suspicious or narcotics related activity in their neighborhoods by calling either &00-344-8702 or 363-0313. All calls are kept confidential.

Drug Arrest

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On April 10th, 2017, at about 3:40 AM, on Columbus Ave in the City of Dunkirk, a Dunkirk Police Officer on patrol observed a vehicle travel the wrong way on the one way portion of that street.  The vehicle was stopped for the violation and the driver was identified as Eric D. Fellows, age 26, of Westfield, NY and his passenger was found to be Brandon E. Newby, age 30, of Mayville, NY.  Through investigation, it was determined that Fellows was operating the vehicle while his privileges to drive in New York State were suspended.  Officers also located a quantity of crystal methamphetamine in the vehicle.  As a result of the investigation, Fellows was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree, Driving the wrong direction on a one way street, operating a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree.  Newby was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree.  They were both locked up.

Gun & Drug Arrest

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On Monday April 3rd 2017, at approximately 5:45 PM, City of Dunkirk Police responded to a local manufacturing plant for a report of two employees in possession of a handgun. Responding officers located and confronted the two individuals inside the facility. A safety pat-down was conducted on both and officers located and seized a loaded 9mm handgun which was found in one of the suspect’s front pocket. After further investigation it was determined that the one suspect had passed the handgun off to the other prior to officer’s arrival. The suspects, Christian O. Marin-Sanchez, age 29, of Dunkirk, NY and Hector L. Carmona-Burgos, age 44, of Dunkirk, NY do not possess pistol permits. While booking, officers located a prescription bottle on Marin-Sanchez that contained a controlled medication that he was not prescribed. Both subjects are charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree while Marin-Sanchez is additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree. Both subjects are currently awaiting arraignment in City of Dunkirk Police lockup.

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.

Drugs Sales Arrest

Ryan R. Valentine

On January 5, 2017,  at about 6:00 PM, the City of Dunkirk Police Patrol Division located and arrested Ryan R. Valentine, 30, of 521 Main St. Dunkirk, New York, on an outstanding arrest warrant that had been issued by Dunkirk City Court Judge Drag.  The arrest warrant charges Valentine with one count each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. The warrant was issued based on information from an investigation conducted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force into cocaine sales by Valentine in and around the City of Dunkirk.  It is alleged by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force that Valentine had sold cocaine to agents of the task force on multiple occasions. As a result of the arrest, Valentine was taken to the City of Dunkirk jail where he will be held until his arraignment before Judge Drag and further actions by the court.  This arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into cocaine sales in the City of Dunkirk. Authorities continue to ask the community members to call when they observe suspicious or narcotics related activity in their neighborhood at either 800-344-87024 or 363–0313.

Narcotics Investigation

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On November 10, 2016 at 12:15 P.M., the City of Dunkirk Police Department SRT and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 131 Lake Shore Dr. East. The search warrant had been issued earlier by Dunkirk City Court Judge Drag along with an arrest warrant for Carlos M. Ortiz, age 48, of 131 Lake Shore Dr. East, Dunkirk. The arrest warrant charges one count each of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. The search warrant was executed without incident. Carlos Ortiz and Elizabeth N. Kaus were found nearby the residence. It is alleged by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force that Carlos M. Ortiz has sold quantities of heroin to agents of the Task Force on numerous occasions from the residence at 131 Lake Shore Dr. East. At the time that the pair was located Elizabeth N. Kaus, age 24, of 52 Newton St, Fredonia, NY, was found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin. At this time Ortiz is charged with one count each of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. As a result of the investigation Ortiz will be charged with several additional felony counts relating to heroin sales. Elizabeth Kaus is charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree. Ortiz and Kaus were taken to the City of Dunkirk Police Department Jail and then subsequently arraigned before Judge Drag. Both subjects have been remanded 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 at either 800-344-8702 of 363-0313.

Narcotics Arrest

Jonathan Linger

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On September 8th, 2016 at about 4:00 P.M. the City of Dunkirk police arrested Jonathan M. LINGER on an arrest warrant charging him with one count each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. The warrant was executed without incident and LINGER was transported to the Dunkirk City Jail where he is being held without bail pending his arraignment. The warrant had been obtained earlier from the Dunkirk City Court by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force.

It is alleged by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force that LINGER has sold quantities of crack cocaine to agents of the Task Force on numerous occasions in the City of Dunkirk. There will be additional charges filed against LINGER.

Authorities continue to ask members of the community to call when they observe suspicious or narcotics related activity within their community at either 800-344-8702 or 363-0313

Warrant and Drug Arrests

Bailey Matney

City of Dunkirk Police arrested a City of Dunkirk couple on several drug related charges following an incident at 34 W. 4th St. early Tuesday morning.  At around 1:30 AM, Dunkirk Police patrol officers responded to 34 W. 4th St. after an officer spotted Nicholas Bailey through a window. Bailey was wanted on an outstanding Felony Warrant for Criminal Mischief for intentionally damaging property. Officers surrounded the residence and knocked on the door. There was no response but officers were able to see Jenna Matney moving about inside the apartment. Matney was wanted on an outstanding warrant for violation of probation. Officers announced that they would force entry if they did not open the door. When there was still no response, officers forced open a screen door, prompting Jenna Matney to come to the door where she was taken into custody. Officer continued to search the residence and found Nicholas Bailey. He was also taken into custody. While in the residence officers located and seized a significant quantity of cocaine powder that was packaged for street sale, a small amount of marihuana and assorted drug paraphernalia. Both were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (Intent To Sell), which is a Class B Felony. They were also charged with unlawful possession of marihuana. They were taken to Police Headquarters and locked up without bail pending arraignment in Dunkirk City Court.