Dunkirk police officers working the midnight shift were busy Wednesday, making two arrests in unrelated incidents.
At 12:55 a.m. officers responded to a disturbance in an upper apartment at 65 E. Courtney St. Upon investigation, officers learned an argument between two individuals led to one person being stabbed with an edged weapon in the head and face area.
The victim was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital for evaluation of stab wounds by Dunkirk Fire Rescue.
Daniel J. Thomas, 42, was taken into custody without incident outside the residence and has been charged with felony assault in the second degree. He was arraigned in City Court and bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 property.
The second incident involved a burglary of a gas station. Officers arrested a 17-year-old male after spotting him exiting a broken pane of glass in a door at the front of Robo Mart, 435 Central Ave. at 2:30 a.m.
The suspect fled through backyards of residences but was apprehended after a foot chase, with Fredonia police assisting in setting up a perimeter.
The male's name has been withheld due to the possible eligibility for youthful offender status. He was arraigned in City Court where he was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief, both felonies.
In addition, he is charged with petit larceny and obstruction of governmental administration, both misdemeanors. Bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 property.
Police Chief David Ortolano commended the police department for their quick action as well as the Fredonia Police Department.
"Our guys did a great job on it. I want to commend them for their work on both cases," Ortolano said. "I also want to thank Fredonia Police for their help."
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