OBSERVER Staff Report
Two juvenile males, ages 13 and 14, are awaiting their day in Chautauqua County Family Court to answer charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
On Sunday, Dunkirk Police responded to a report of youths entering vehicles in the area of West Fourth Street and Woodrow Avenue around 6:50 p.m.
Upon arrival, police spotted two youths fitting the description. The subjects ran, attempting to elude police.
Officers were able to catch one shortly after, while the other was recognized by police and apprehended minutes later a block away.
Dunkirk Police would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles and refrain from keeping valuables in sight inside their cars in order to protect themselves from being victimized by thieves.
Police also ask anyone observing suspicious activity in their neighborhood to contact the Dunkirk Police Department immediately at 366-2266 or by dialing 9-1-1. Immediately reporting such activity will prompt an immediate police response and provide the best chance at apprehending the criminals.
Jamestown man charged with sexual abuse
According to the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff's Off-ice, Kenneth R. Houghwot, 29, of Jamestown, was charged with one count of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child after an incident in August. It is alleged he touched a 13-year-old female in a sexual manner without consent. Child Protective Services of Chautauqua County received a report of the incident and conducted a joint investigation with the sheriff's department.
Houghwot was taken into custody without incident on a warrant from the Town of Clymer Court. He was arraigned and released under supervision of probation.