Dunkirk Police confirm attempted break in
The Dunkirk Police are investigating an attempted break on West Second Street. Police Chief David Ortolano said officers responded to a residence on West Second Street overnight on Aug. 23. A neighbor reported an individual outside the house overnight. Once officers arrived on scene, the individual was gone. Ortolano is asking for anyone who has information on this incident or sees suspicious activity to call the police right away.
"If you see or hear anything call 911 right away," Ortolano said. "We'll get someone out there right away."
Ortolano also reminds residents to lock doors and windows to their vehicles and houses.
State police eradicate marijuana plants
FRENCH CREEK - On Tuesday, the state police aviation unit helped troopers locate and eradicate 28 marijuana plants growing behind a residence on Reagan Road. Richard L. Gibbons II, 30, who was living there was charged with growing cannabis, a public health law misdemeanor.
Gibbons was released to appear in the Town of French Creek Court at a later date.
In addition, state police found and eradicated 36 marijuana plants that were growing in a wooded area west of Nazareth Road in the town of Clymer. No arrest in connection with these plants was made at this time.
Woman charged after visiting Collins Correctional Facility
On Sunday, troopers charged Julie A. Westermeier, 36, of Attica with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Suboxone), criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and first-degree promoting after corrections officers at Collins Correctional Facility searched her prior to visiting an inmate and discovered the contraband.
Westermeier was processed by the state police in Collins, arraigned in the Town of Brant Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $100,000 property bond pending further court proceedings.
CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION - On Sunday troopers charged Andrew Young, 20, of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree aggravated harassment after a domestic dispute at his residence on Mileblock Road.
He reportedly intentionally broke two flat-screen televisions and a light fixture.
Young was arraigned in the Town of Brant Court and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center pending further court proceedings. The Seneca Nation Marshals assisted with the investigation and arrest of Young.
Christopher was originally stopped for an inadequate exhaust. A Department of Motor Vehicle check revealed her license was revoked.
She is to answer charges in the Town of Dunkirk Court on Sept. 10.