City man busted for crack sales
Darrly J. Bray, 34, of Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk was taken into custody on an arrest warrant on Wednesday. The Dunkirk Police Department located Bray on the warrant at 5 p.m. at Main and West Third streets, charging him with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance issued by Dunkirk City Court.
It is alleged Bray sold crack cocaine to agents of the task force on numerous occasions within the city. Bray was sent to the Dunkirk City Jail where he is being held pending arraignment. This arrest culminates a several- months-long investigation. Additional information has been obtained as a result and authorities anticipate additional arrests and the investigation continues.
The task force is comprised of officers from the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and the Dunkirk Police Department.
To report narcotics-related activity in your area, call the task force at 1-800-344-8702 or Dunkirk Police at 363-0313.
Four horses killed after being hit by vehicle
LITTLE VALLEY - A vehicle crashed into a group of horses early this morning, killing four of them.
At approximately 2:07, David E. Mohr of Cattaraugus was traveling northbound on Route 353 when he allegedly struck the four horses with his vehicle. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle caught fire afterward and was completely burned.
The road was closed for more than three hours while the scene was investigated and cleaned up.
The investigation is continuing.
State Police at Jamestown
On Nov. 20 Troopers Jamie Szczepaniak and Daniel Alaimo pulled over a vehicle on I-86 in Kennedy for traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, Guillermo Lopez-Rendon, 23, Mexico was unable to provide police with a passport. After contacting the United States Border Patrol police found that Lopez-Rendon was in the country illegally. He was arrested and transported to the State Police barracks in Jamestown, and turned over to Border Patrol Agent Steven Moodney. Lopez-Rendon will be held at the Erie County Jail in Erie pending further investigation.
An accident resulting in minor injuries occurred Nov. 13 at 1:50 p.m on Temple Street. Police say Jordan Fischer, 20, of Horseheads was backing out of a driveway at 49 Temple St. and allegedly failed to see Rodney Silliman, 53, of One Temple Square walking south on Temple Street along the street curb and the driving lane. Silliman was knocked to the pavement with the driver's side rearview mirror and was taken by Alstar Ambulance to Brooks Memorial Hospital.
A 17-year-old Fredonia minor was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sale of marijuana, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana on Nov. 13.
Alissa Smith, 23, of East Lake Road, Dunkirk, was arrested on a warrant for second-degree burglary and petit larceny on Nov. 14.
Matthew Miller, 30, of Willow Drive, Irving, was charged with aggravated harassment on Nov. 14.
Nicholas Colilli, 18, of SUNY Fredonia's Grissom Hall, was charged with second-degree harassment on Friday.
Byron Oaks, 25, of Norton Place was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Monday.
Matthew Gregory, 22, of Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, was charged with second-degree rape on Monday. He was committed to the Chautauqua County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 property bond.
An accident resulting in injuries occurred Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Route 20 and White Street. Police say Joanne Ryan, 53, of Van Buren Road, Dunkirk, was attempting to turn left out of White Street and onto Route 20. The outside driving lane on Route 20 was stopped and Kristen Wagner, 36, of Angola was driving in the inside turning lane. Ryan allegedly struck Wagner. Ryan told police her vision was blocked by the stopped vehicles. Wagner was taken by Alstar Ambulance to Brooks Memorial Hospital.