Dunkirk burglars nabbed by police

Two teenage men are being held in the Chautauqua County Jail and are awaiting a preliminary hearing in connection to a reported home invasion that occurred on Sisson Street in the city early Wednesday morning.

Eric Boyd, 18, of Dunkirk and Justin McLaughlin, 19, of Jamestown were both charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and petit larceny. Boyd was additionally charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.

According to a press release by the Dunkirk Police Department, around 2:28 a.m., the suspects were located by police on South Beaver Street after they fled the scene. Boyd was taken into custody and McLaughlin fled the area on foot.

Through a subsequent investigation, most of the stolen property was recovered and McLaughlin was arrested on Friday after a warrant was issued for him.

Jail inmate charged after biting officer

MAYVILLE – A 17-year-old female prisoner at the Chautauqua County Jail was charged with second-degree harassment on Thursday after she became unruly and bit a correctional officer on the shoulder.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, around 5:26 p.m., deputies responded to an assault/harassment incident at the jail, where they were advised that while the prisoner was in the booking room, she became uncooperative and disruptive. She was advised by correctional officers to return back to her holding cell, at which time she became loud and disorderly. She then bit one of the correctional officers trying to restrain her.

The prisoner, who is from Dunkirk, was arraigned at Mayville Village Court and bail was set at $250 cash or $500 property bond.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

FORESTVILLE – Mark Kirkland, 53, of Quarry Road was charged with second-degree harassment on Thursday.

At about 10:50 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to an altercation on Quarry Road and found Kirkland had allegedly grabbed a victim by their shirt and threw them into a vehicle. A witness had jumped on Kirkland and brought him to the ground to stop the altercation.

The victim had entered the house on the property and upon exiting, Kirkland allegedly hit the victim in the back of the head.

Kirkland was issued an appearance ticket and will appear in Hanover Town Court at a later date.

State Police at Collins

PERRYSBURG – On Sept. 7, troopers arrested Joseph Rotach, 24, of Victor, NY, Katherine John, 19, and Lillian John, 18, both of North Road, with trespassing after troopers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked at the closed JN Adams hospital grounds. According to the police report, all three were on the premises and issued appearance tickets for Perrysburg Town Court later this month.

GOWANDA – Wanda Bosley, 63, of Peck Hill Road in Perrysburg was arrested on Sept. 8 for driving while intoxicated. Police responded to a one-car accident at approximately 10:45 p.m. and discovered after an investigation that Bosley was westbound on Prospect Street when she failed to negotiate the bend by the high school and went off the road. Bosley was treated at the scene and released to troopers. She was processed with a blood alcohol level of more than .08 percent. She is due in Perrysburg Town Court later this month.

COLLINS – On Sept. 9, troopers charged Nathan Lebeau, 28, of Sulphur Springs Road in Brant with unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on Route 438 and Bush Road. Troopers pulled Lebeau over for not wearing a seatbelt and, while speaking with him, observed a glass pipe with marijuana in it. Lebeau is due in Collins Town Court later this month.


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