Area Police

Gowanda Police Department

¯ On Nov. 18 at around 1:20 a.m. patrol stopped a vehicle on Aldrich Street for obstructed vision and failure to signal. During the stop, the driver, identified as Debbie A. Clifford, 48, of West Seneca allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication and reportedly failed several sobriety checks; she also refused a breath test. A search of her vehicle purportedly turned up a Phentermine Hydrochrolide pill, a controlled substance, in a clear plastic container. Clifford was charged with operating a vehicle with obstructed vision, failure to signal, DWI, refusal to submit a breath test, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and controlled substance in a non-original container. She was released and is due to appear in Collins Town Court at a later date.

¯ On Nov. 18 at about 11:45 p.m. police responded to a suspected disturbance at a Buffalo Street address. Patrol was told that Daniel V. Grover, 41, of Gowanda had been involved in a verbal altercation with a female acquaintance which reportedly turned physical. The victim claimed that Grover intentionally pushed her into numerous objects before allegedly attempting to choke her. On Nov. 21 police located Grover and charged him with second-degree harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing. He was arraigned at Collins Town Court and then taken to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1,000 bail.

¯ On Sept. 5 Alan T. Dumbleton, 26, of Perry allegedly struck a female acquaintance in the facial area in the presence of a child. He was charged with harassment and child endangerment. At that time an order of protection was issued. On Nov. 28 patrol responded to a report that Dumbleton had purportedly entered the female’s residence without permission and refused to leave. He allegedly began to harass her and took away her phone when she attempted to call the police, again in the presence of a child; the victim was able to flee her residence soon after. Dumbleton was located in a vehicle outside the home. He was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree harassment, first-degree criminal contempt and child endangerment. He was arraigned in Collins Town Court and taken to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $10,000 bail, The Erie County Sheriff and the NYS Police assisted with the incident.

¯ On Thursday at approximately 2:40 p.m. patrol responded to a disturbance at a Chestnut Street address. Police were informed that David N. Payne, 28, of Gowanda had been allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with a female acquaintance that turned physical. Payne purportedly struck the female in the head several times causing minor injuries. He then reportedly threw her to the floor and attempted to choke her. He was charged with second-degree harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing. He was released and is due to appear in Persia Town Court on a later date.

¯ On December 10, 2017 patrol received a report of an alleged burglary at Sub Way on Buffalo Street that resulted in a broken window and stolen cash according to reports. An investigation was started and it was determined, according to police that Frankie Pirela, 27, of Buffalo was responsible. Pirela had relocated at some point however and could not be located. A warrant was issued by Collins Town Court. On Thursday, upon learning of the warrant, Pirela turned himself in. He was charged with third-degree burglary, petit larceny, fourth-degree criminal mischief and criminal trespass. He was released and is due to appear in Collins Town Court on a later date.

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