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City man charged in assault of two

A domestic incident where two women were struck in the head and face with a blunt object has led to charges for a Dunkirk man.

Dunkirk police report they responded to the incident around 8 a.m. Monday on Lake Shore Drive. The victims were treated by Dunkirk Fire & Rescue at the scene and then transported to Brooks-TLC Hospital System for further care. The suspect was identified as 35-year-old Zachary A. Scott who was found a short distance away.

With the assistance of a passerby, he was taken into custody. and was arraigned on two counts of second-degree assault, which is a Class D felony and held at the Chautauqua County Jail on bail.


¯ Hailey Greenman, 22, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Troopers stopped Greenman for speeding Sunday on South Main Street in Jamestown. Greenman was taken into custody after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests and later provided a breath sample 0.09%. Greenman is scheduled to appear in Jamestown City Court later.

¯ FREWSBURG — Nathan Strickland, 41, of Frewsburg, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree harassment. Troopers responded Saturday to a Frewsburg residence for a reported domestic incident and found that Strickland allegedly struck a window causing $250 in damage and threatened to kill another person. Strickland was located a short time later and allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine. He was processed and transported to Chautauqua County Jail.

¯ GERRY — Javier Matos Montanez, 42, of Jamestown, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Matos Montanez was stopped Friday on Route 60 in Gerry for a traffic violation. He was taken into custody after failing several field sobriety tests and was allegedly found with a bag of fentanyl and crack cocaine wrapped in foil. Matos Montanez provided a blood sample and waas then transported to police barracks for processing. He was issued tickets to appear in Gerry Town Court and then turned over to Jamestown police on an outstanding warrant for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.


¯ GOWANDA — Heidi John, 43 of Irving, was charged with a window tint volation, license plate violation and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation stemming from an incident on April 6. At just after 9 a.m., John was stopped by patrol for operating a vehicle with a window tint violation and license plate violation. During the stop, a DMV computer check revealed that John’s license had been suspended on Sept. 17 for insurance not in effect. John was charged and released on a ticket to town of Collins Court.

¯ GOWANDA — Daniel Miller, 52 of Gowanda, was charged with second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal contempt on April 6. At around 4 p.m., patrol responded to a disturbance that occurred at a Palmer Street address. Patrol was informed that Miller had approached a female acquaintance and attempted to have a conversation with her, which violated a complete stay away order of protection issued by the court. Miller was arraigned in the town of Perrysburg Court, then remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail on $1,000 bail. Miller will be in town of Persia Court on a later date.

¯ GOWANDA — Sandra Smith, 42 of Gowanda, was charged with a cell phone violation, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation, and operating without an interlock device on April 8. At just after noon, Smith was stopped when patrol observed her texting while operating a vehicle. During the stop, a DMV computer check revealed Smith’s license was suspended three times in the state of Washington, that she had no New York license, and an alcohol interlock device was mandated by the court when she operated a vehicle. There was no interlock device on the vehicle. Smith was released with a ticket to be in town of Collins court.


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