Man, 22, charged in thefts from city vehicles
A 22-year-old Dunkirk man is facing charges after he was seen early Friday by Dunkirk Police going through vehicles in the East Second and Antelope streets area of the city.
Dunkirk Police report John M. Sharp of South Roberts Road was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, after he was found to be in possession of items from a number of vehicles in that vicinity. He is awaiting arraignment in city court.
John M. Sharp
Police are asking residents in the First and Fourth Wards to check their vehicles and if they were entered and are missing property. They can call the station at 366-2266 to file a report and make arrangements to identify their property.
Additional charges are pending as this investigation continues.
The Dunkirk Police Department reminds residents to lock their vehicles and not leave valuable items unsecured inside of them. Also, officers ask that anyone who sees suspicious activity to please call the communications desk when it is happening at 366-2266 or 911, as the help of the community in solving these type of crimes is very important.
Child struck by vehicle on Lake Shore Drive
A 12-year-old male was struck by a vehicle Thursday in the city of Dunkirk. According to Dunkirk Police, a vehicle driven by Nicole N. Galardo, 22, of Roosevelt Avenue was traveling east on Lake Shore Drive East at 4:42 p.m. She observed the young male chasing a ball into the street running from the south side of the street. She slowed down but the boy continued running north and the vehicle struck the child. The boy told police he looked both ways before running into the street and didn't see Galardo's vehicle. The male, along with his mother, signed off on medical treatment at the scene. He was transported to the hospital by private vehicle for a check up. There were no visible injuries to either party. No charges were filed.
Dunkirk Police Department
Brandon Andino, 27, of Jamestown was charged with criminal impersonation on Oct. 19.
Megan M. Panek, 22, of Fredonia was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Oct. 20.
Karen A. Makuch, 31, of South Roberts Road was charged with petit larceny on Oct. 20.
Jeremiah D. Toliver, 33, of Main Street was charged with disorderly conduct on Oct. 21.
Jocelyn E. Cora of Lincoln Avenue was charged with petit larceny on Oct. 21.
Bergman Santiago-Cortes, 34, of Puerto Rico was charged with having no turn signal and unlicensed operator on Oct. 21.
Adam J. Neubauer, 22, of New Road was charged with following too closely and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Oct. 21.
Shanquilla K. Davis, 21, of Lincoln Avenue was charged with second-degree harassment on Oct. 23.
Timothy M. Schrader, 26, of Woodrow Avenue was charged with failure to stop at a red light on Oct. 23.
Carlos J. Rosado, 25, of Columbus Avenue was charged with petit larceny on Oct. 24.
Clinton L. Brown, 42, of Buffalo was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident on Oct. 24.
Jacfet Roldan, 26, of King Street was charged with failure to keep right and unlicensed operation of Oct. 24.
Nicholas R. DeSanto, 18, of Fredonia was charged with disorderly conduct on Oct. 25.
Jonathan Collazo-Gomez, 22, of Leopard Street was charged with endangering the welfare of a child on Oct. 25.
Joshua Hammer, 24, of Pomfret was charged with third-degree assault on Oct. 25.
Devin J. Smith, 20, of Middle Road, was charged with second-degree harassment on Oct. 25.
Rasheen R. Coleman, 36, of Lincoln Avenue was charged with third-degree assault on Oct. 25.
Marcus T. Watters, 26, of Brocton was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of synthetic cannabis on Oct. 25.
A 16-year-old male of West Second Street was charged with disorderly conduct on Oct. 26.
Jamestown Police arrest man with large amount of marijuana
The Jamestown Police have arrested a man who was found to be in possession of 8 pounds of marijuana. Zachiel L. Fields, 33, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a class D felony, on Friday. After a lengthy investigation into the illegal sales of marijuana, drug investigators from the Jamestown Police Department along with agents from the Department of Homeland Security and investigators from the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) arrested Fields at 12:10 p.m. at 615 N. Main St. Fields was also found to be in possession of a large quantity of cash. He was charged and transported to the city jail pending arraignment.
Anyone who may have information on illegal sales of narcotics is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department's anonymous tip line at 483-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
POMFRET - Joshua S. Hart, 23, of Christy Road was charged with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child on Oct. 21. At 1:10 a.m. deputies responded to a reported underage party. Upon arrival, a large party was located and several underage people were found to be drinking alcohol. Hart was determined to be the resident who hosted the party. He was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Pomfret Court.
MAYVILLE - Juan A. Garcia, 47, of Buffalo was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and first-degree promoting prison contraband on Oct. 25. At 1:05 p.m. Garcia was being booked into the Chautauqua County Jail on an unrelated charge. During the booking procedure, Garcia was found to be in possession of a considerable quantity of heroin. He was arraigned before Town of Chautauqua Judge Narducci. Garcia is being held in lieu of $15,000 cash or $30,000 property bail. Further court proceedings will follow.