In a press release Saturday night, the Dunkirk Police Department reported an increase in residential burglaries during the past week. The burglaries were reportedly concentrated in the First Ward. Police ask that anyone in the community who sees anything suspicious or has any information about criminal activity contact the station at 366-2266 or the confidential tip line at 363-0313.
Falconer man fires gun at person in his home
FALCONER - On Thursday, a Falconer man was charged with reckless endangerment.
Around 4:45 a.m., it is alleged James McGrath, 42, of Quaint Road in Falconer, became upset that an individual was on his property after being told to leave and fired a gun into the ground in the direction of the individual. No injuries were sustained. McGrath was arrested for second-degree reckless endangerment and arraigned in the Town of Poland court and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 property bail.
Stockton man charged with gun, multiple drug violations
ELLERY - On Thursday, a Stockton man was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance out of original container following an accident.
Around 8:05 p.m. deputies along with Sinclairville EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident on Route 380 in the town of Ellery. Upon arrival deputies spoke with Russell Calanni, 59, of Stockton, who was identified as one of the drivers who was involved in the accident. Upon further investigation it was alleged Calanni was in possession of an unregistered hand gun along with several controlled substances. Calanni was taken into custody without incident for the charges and committed to Chautauqua County Jail with no bail and will appear back in court at a later date and time.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office
Around 11:55 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hanover. The driver was identified as Matthew Piglowski, 47, of Erie, Pa.
Upon further investigation Piglowski was alleged to be intoxicated. Piglowski was charged with speed in zone, DWI, and DWI per se .08 percent Blood alcohol content or higher. Piglowski will appear in the town of Hanover Court at a later date.
Around 4:30 a.m. the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office along with Silver Creek Police Department responded to an address in the town of Hanover. Upon investigation, Robert D. Sek, 40, of Silver Creek, was charged with second-degree harassment after an alleged incident.
Sek was arraigned in the town of Hanover court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.
Around 12:55 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Elmwood Lane in the town of Chautauqua for a loud exhaust. The driver of the vehicle also failed to maintain its lane. The driver was identified as Chelsea M. Gifford, 22, of Jamestown.
Upon further investigation Gifford was alleged to be intoxicated. Gifford was ticketed for the charges and was released to appear in the town of Chautauqua Court at a later date.
Around 3:20 p.m., E. R. Carrillo-Jones, 44, of Jamestown, was traveling south on Erie Street in Mayville and passed another vehicle on the right as it was turning right onto Morris Street, causing a minor collision between both vehicles. No injuries were sustained. Carrillo-Jones will appear in Town of Chautauqua Court at a later date to answer the charge.
Around 5:05 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a reported vehicle off the road on Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with Marcos A. Torres, 34, of Dunkirk, the operator of the vehicle, who stated he swerved to miss a deer and ran off the roadway. Following a roadside investigation, Torres was charged with DWI and is to appear in the Town of Dunkirk Court at a later date.
Around 12:15 a.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Maple Avenue in the village of Cassadaga for speeding. The driver, Adam Brandi, 24, of Mayville, was found to be the operator of the vehicle. After investigation, it is alleged Brandi was intoxicated. He was charged and released with traffic tickets to appear in the Town of Stockton Court at a later date.
FRENCH CREEK - On Sunday, a Pittsburgh man was charged with driving while intoxicated, blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, unlicensed operator and unsafe turn.
Around 12:10 a.m, sheriff's patrol observed a vehicle make a u-turn in the intersection of Mann Road and Conway Road without signaling. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified as Timothy R. Jones, 21, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Following an investigation, Jones was charged with driving while intoxicated and it is alleged he was found to have a suspended Pennsylvania driver's license. He was later released to appear in French Creek Town Court at a future date.
BUSTI - On Tuesday, a Panama man was charged with petit larceny and two counts of second-degree harassment.
Around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, sheriff's deputies took a complaint from a Harmony resident concerning stolen and forged checks and an ongoing harassment issue. It is alleged Scott E. McChesney, 22, of Panama, stole checks and was harassing a victim.
On Tuesday at around 1:30 a.m., deputies located McChesney and took him into custody. He was charged with petit larceny and two counts of second-degree harassment. He was arraigned in the Busti Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail pending $1,000 bail.