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City police warn of Social Security scam

Dunkirk police on Friday issued a warning about a scam currently taking place.

The phone scam indicates to callers that your Social Security number has been compromised and it will be frozen. The scam also states that if you don’t talk to them or call back there will be a warrant for your arrest.

In a news release, the department noted, “This is a scam. If you received this call do not call back or give any information, simply just hang up.”


¯ MINA — Laken N. Perkins, 28, of Sherman, was charged with second-degree harassment. Deputies responded Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. to the town of Mina for a harassment complaint. An investigation found that Perkins shoved another person. She is scheduled to answer the charges in Mina Town Court later.

¯ CHARLOTTE — Adam Degolier, 30, of Stockton, was charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny. Deputies received a reported a burglary that took place at a residence on East Road in the town of Charlotte. An investigation found that Degolier had allegedly unlawfully entered the residence and stole property. Degolier was issued a ticket Thursday to appear in Charlotte Town Court later.

State Police in Jamestown

MINA — On July 5, troopers out of the State Police in Jamestown charged Christian Kinney, 32, of Sherman, for driving while ability impaired and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Kinney was pulled over for committing several traffic violations on Camp and Mina Roads in Mina, and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. Kinney was transported to the State Police barracks where he provided a breath sample of 0.07. A check of Kinney’s driving record revealed that his license was revoked for an out of state DWI. Kinney was then issued tickets and released. Kinney is scheduled to appear in the town of Mina Court on a later date.

KENNEDY — Troopers charged Joseph Jones, 54, of Irving, with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

The Troopers responded to Waterboro Hill Road in Kennedy for a report of a subject parked on the roadway, passed out behind the wheel. The troopers located Jones in the driver’s seat and unconscious. Jones was placed under arrest after failing several field sobriety tests and transported to UPMC Hospital in Jamestown where he provided a blood sample. Jones was then transported to the State Police barracks where he was processed and issued tickets. Jones is scheduled to appear in the town of Poland Court later in the month.

¯ MAYVILLE — Jayke C. Erhard, 27, of Mayville, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and unregistered motor vehicle. Deputies observed a golf cart operating July 4 on Route 394 and Whallon Street in Mayville. The operator was identified as Erhard, who was found to be intoxicated. He is scheduled to appear in Chautauqua Town Court later.

¯ HANOVER — Giorgio S. Williams, 27, of Buffalo, was charged with driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol, aggravated driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol with a child in the vehicle, moving from lane unsafely, no/inadequate turn signal and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Deputies stopped a vehicle July 5 on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover for a traffic violation. Williams was allegedly found to be impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol. Two passengers in the vehicle were found to be 10 and 12 years old. Williams is scheduled to appear in Hanover Town Court later.

¯ VILLENOVA — A 19-year-old female, of Cherry Creek, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies responded Thursday at 6:52 p.m. to an address on Route 83 in the town of Villenova for a report of an altercation. An investigation found that the teenager had unlawfully entered a residence and damaged property. She was taken to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ MAYVILLE — Lester J. Yoder, 24, of Panama, was charged with operating while intoxicated and operating while intoxicated per se. Deputies received a call July 4 around 5:49 p.m. that several people were trying to climb onto the fireworks display from a boat in Mayville. The navigation patrol arrived on scene and located the boat, found to be operated by Yoder, and who was determined to be intoxicated. Yoder was released with tickets to appear in court later.


¯ FALCONER — Christian Powell, 24, of Falconer, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt. Troopers responded Monday to a Falconer residence for a report of vandalism to a home. An investigation found that Powell broke a mirror, a door frame and damaged drywall. He also allegedly called and texted the victim hundreds of times during a two-day period. Powell was issued tickets to appear in Poland Town Court next month.


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