State Police looking for assistance
State Police in Clarence are looking for assistance from the community in locating Shamela Meadows, 23, last known address of 153 Hinman Ave. Buffalo. Meadows is wanted on an Arrest Warrant for third-degree grand larceny and 17 counts of first-degree falsifying business records, all felonies.
Meadows reportedly stole approximately $5,000 by collecting unemployment benefits and working fulltime as a Nursing Assistant. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Clarence at 759-6831.
Craig's List scam warning
State Police Jamestown, along with the New York State Police Computer Crime Unit, recently investigated an attempt to scam victims of money by posting that a free baby was available for anyone willing to take it.
The ad was posted on the Buffalo region Craigs List. The investigation revealed that a subject, who posted the ad, had done so in an attempt to lure victims to send funds to Nigeria to pay for the baby's transportation back to the United States.
The state police is encouraging the public to contact them when encountering unusual or suspicious items for sale on internet sights like Craigs List. At this time, there is no information that has been developed to suggest any actual connection to the Buffalo, New York and western New York region exits.
Fredonia Police Department
Daniel F. Guziec, 22, of Washington Avenue, Dunkirk turned himself in to Fredonia Police on an arrest warrant on May 24. He was released on $100 bail and is to appear in village court at a later date.
Shaundra N. Davis, 18, of King Street, Dunkirk was charged with petit larceny on May 24. At 5:10 p.m. Davis was observed stealing $107.93 worth of merchandise from Walmart and concealing them in her purse. She was released on $250 bail.
Brady M. Aults, 22, of Lake Avenue, Brocton was brought in to Fredonia Police on an arrest warrant on May 26. New York State Police turned Aults over to Fredonia Police. He was released on $450 bail and is to appear in village court at a later date.
Richard J. Balzer, 49, of Route 5, Dunkirk was charged with aggravated harassment on May 20. At 5:15 a.m. police were called for threatening messages that Balzer allegedly left on an answering machine threatening another individual. He was released on his own recognizance.
Three men were charged following a noise complaint on May 30. At 11:30 p.m. police were called to a residence on Cushing Street for complaints of a loud party. Upon arrival, police observed Nicholas P. Pelsey, 18, of Chestnut Street in possession of marijuana. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon for having brass knuckles in his pants pockets. Tyler A. Gustafson, 20, of Prospect Street was charged with violating the noise ordinance. Matthew R. Chant, 18, of Route 20, Dunkirk was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after being found in possession of the substance. Pelsey was released on $500 bail. Chant and Gustafson were released on appearance tickets.
Atty. General warns of fake invoice
ALBANY - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued a warning for state agencies and businesses to be on the lookout for a scam involving phony invoices that have been sent across New York state. The mailings, from a California-based company called UST, appear to be a bills for telecom maintenance, but none of the recipients of these letters ever solicited or did business with the company. The invoices request payment for Telecom Maintenance Agreements in the sum of $425.
Schneiderman's office has sent a cease and desist letter to the company.