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DUNKIRK POLICE DEPARTMENT

¯ On Oct. 9, Messiak M. Gonzalez, 32, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree assault, two counts of petit larceny and obstruction.

¯ On Oct. 10, Kevin L. Hunt, 45, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree obstruction of government administration, resisting arrest and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

¯ On Oct. 11, Ashley Gnadzinski, 31, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation.

¯ On Oct. 13, David Anzalone, 36, of Dunkirk was charged with four counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

¯ On Oct. 13, Jack D. Deadwyler, 42, of Dunkirk was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing.

¯ On Oct. 13, Jose Caraballo Velez, 53, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and inadequate stop lamps.

¯ On Oct. 14, Elba N. Estrada, 56, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

¯ On Oct. 14, Josean Gutierrez, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and suspended registration.

¯ On Oct. 14, Rafael R. Gonzalez-Rivera, 35, of Dunkirk was charged with resisting arrest, failure to stop at a red light, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and covered plate.

¯ On Oct. 14, Jean C. Rodriguez-Colon, 18, of Dunkirk was charged with no insurance, uninspected motor vehicle, switched plates, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle.

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

≤ WESTFIELD — A Sinclairville man, found in possession with methamphetamine, was charged after a traffic stop on Wednesday.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies reported seeing a vehicle on East Main Street in the village with an alleged traffic violation. Further investigation found that the operator of the vehicle Todd A. Witt 42, was operating the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

A search of Witt’s vehicle also found that Witt had a quantity of methamphetamine and hypodermic needles.

Witt was taken into custody and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Witt was taken to the County Jail for centralized arraignment.

¯ SHERMAN — A September incident has led to charges for a 19-year-old.

On Saturday morning, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies reported they were called to the town of Sherman for an alleged assault on Sept. 8. After an investigation, it was discovered that Patrick O. How, 19, had punched another individual causing physical injury to that individual. How was charged with third-degree assault and is set to be in the Town of Sherman Court at a later date to answer the charges.

GOWANDA POLICE DEPARTMENT

¯ Police arrested a Gowanda man and charged him with fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a St. Johns’ residence and were informed that Dakota S. Bennett, 24, had been involved in a verbal altercation with a female acquaintance. The verbal altercation escalated with Bennett intentionally breaking a garage window. Police located Bennett, arrested him and released him on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Persia Court.

Police arrested Rico A. Acevedo, 24, after being notified of an active warrant for his arrest issued by the Cattaraugus County Court. Patrol located Acevedo and remanded him to the county jail for proceedings by the county court.

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