Dunkirk Police confirm car
robbery last week
The Dunkirk Police investigated a robbery on Thursday. At 11:35 a.m. police received a report of a stolen purse from the Key Bank parking lot.
A woman had left her purse on her driver's seat while going in to the bank briefly. The victim reports she accidentally left her rear windows open but locked her car. Once she returned, her purse containing personal items had been taken.
The woman reported seeing a hispanic male appearing to be in his 40s wearing dark shorts and a T-shirt on a bicycle near the parking lot. Dunkirk Police are investigating the incident by looking at surveillance video around the scene.
Dunkirk Police are reminding residents to not keep valuables in their vehicles unattended, to always lock up their vehicles and be aware of leaving windows open. If anyone sees suspicious activity, call Dunkirk Police at 366-2266.
Chautauqua County Court
MAYVILLE - District Attorney David W. Foley announced the following pleas and sentences in Chautauqua County Court before the Honorable John T. Ward:
David M. Monat, 20, of Buffalo Street was picked up on an arrest warrant on June 22. Gowanda Police were notified of a warrant for Monat's arrest stemming from a domestic incident that occurred in Fredonia for second-degree harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing. Monat was arrested at his residence by patrol at 9:10 a.m. and turned over to the Fredonia Police Department.
Arthur W. Snow, 48, of Union Street was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct on June 26. At 5:16 p.m. patrol responded to a village business on East Main Street for the report of Snow causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the business. Patrol arrived to discover Snow who appeared intoxicated. Snow had been allegedly previously instructed by the business owner to not enter his business. He was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Collins Court.
James A. Wheat, 23, of Buffalo Street was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and attempting to conceal evidence on June 28. At 2:15 p.m. Wheat was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by patrol for a traffic infraction on Buffalo Street. During this stop, police observed Wheat throw an unknown item out the passenger side window. The Erie County Sheriff Department's K-9 unit responded to assist patrol and helped patrol search the area. It was discovered that Wheat had allegedly thrown a baggie containing cocaine out the window. Wheat was arraigned in the Town of Collins Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1,500 bail.
Kenneth F. Renaldo, 24, of Buffalo Street was charged with a parole violation on June 28. Patrol was requested to assist New York State Parole Officers with the arrest of Renaldo who is currently on parole. Renaldo has recently had numerous arrests for various crimes and was arrested without incident. He was remanded by parole officers pending a hearing regarding his status for the parole violations.
Meghan Yahner, 20, of Grand Island was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on June 30. Patrol responded to a business on Buffalo Street for the report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at 11:59 p.m. While investigating, patrol discovered Yahner was the operator of this vehicle and was in possession of a jar containing marijuana and two pipes containing marijuana. Also in the vehicle, Justin Paulazzo, 23, of Williamsville was found to be in possession of a pipe container marijuana. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Both were released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Collins Court.
Edgar A. Lewis, 18, of Four Mile Level Road was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on July 3. During routine patrol, police observed Lewis in the rear of a village business parking lot acting in a suspicious manner at 9:30 p.m. When patrol approached Lewis, they observed him drop a plastic bag containing a small amount of marijuana. He was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Collins Court.
Brandon J. Brooks, 17, of Route 438 was charged with trespass on July 4. At 6:04 a.m. patrol responded to the report of an unwanted person at a Buffalo Street residence. Patrol was informed Brooks allegedly entered this residence with no permission to do so, and then refused to leave. Brooks was released on an appearance ticket for Town of Collins Court.
Seneca Mohawk, 35, of Bush Road was charged with third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing on July 6. Patrol responded to a Chestnut Street residence at 9:15 p.m. for the report of a domestic incident and arrived to find Mohawk had become involved in an argument with a female acquaintance. This argument escalated turning physical with Mohawk allegedly violently throwing the victim on the floor, choking her and repeatedly punching her in the head. Mohawk was arraigned in the Town of Persia Court and then was remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Denise A. General, 43, of Ohweken, Ontario, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding on July 8. During routine patrol, General was stopped on Aldrich Street for speeding at 1:50 p.m. A DMV computer check revealed that General's privilege of driving in New York state had been suspended in 2009 for failure to pay a traffic violation fine in the village of Leroy. General was released on an appearance ticket for the Town of Collins Court.
Bradley Gabel, 26, of Caroline Road was charged with third-degree attempted robbery, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on July 8. At 11:03 p.m. patrol responded to the report of an attempted robbery on Buffalo Street. Patrol was informed that Gabel allegedly approached a male subject walking, physically grabbed this male, refused to release him and demanded money. Gabel allegedly threatened to shoot this victim stating he had a gun, then threatened to stab the victim with a knife if the victim refused to give him money. The victim struggled but was able to break free and call police. When police arrived, Gabel began to fight with police. Gabel was released on an appearance ticket for Town of Collins Court.