Area Police

Lincoln Avenue fire under investigation

OBSERVER Staff Report

The Dunkirk Fire Department has provided more information about the fire that occurred Saturday evening on Lincoln Avenue.

Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at 128 Lincoln Ave. at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday. Crews found heavy fire in a one-and-a-half story frame house. Exterior and interior attacks were made using two two-and-a-half inch and two one-and-three-quarter inch lines.

The residence was not occupied at the time of the fire. Damage to the house was heavy with exposure damage to an exterior wall at 126 Lincoln Ave.

There were no injuries. The fire is under investigation by the Dunkirk Fire Department and the Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team.

Ellicott man charged with

criminal possession of a weapon

On Friday, New York State Police in Jamestown charged Jeffrey Young, 54, of Merriam Street in Ellicott, with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony.

Young was detained following a traffic stop on Washington Avenue in Jamestown. Reportedly, he possessed a switch blade in plain view.

Young was processed at the state police barracks in Jamestown, arraigned in the City of Jamestown, and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

MAYVILLE – Albert Chapman Jr., 29, of Jamestown was taken into custody Wednesday after appearing on the Chautauqua County Most Wanted List for violation of treatment court. Chapman was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail.

On Friday at about 2 a.m., deputies charged Jose L. Maisonet, 18, of Jamestown was charged with disorderly conduct.

Reportedly Maisonet was in the roadway on E. Second Street obstructing traffic. According to deputies, he intentionally slapped a slow moving vehicle which had slowed down for his presence.

Maisonet was taken into custody and then released with an appearance ticket for Jamestown Court at a later date.

RIPLEY – At about 10 p.m. on Friday, Patrick R. Ziolowski, 31, of Route 76 in Ripley was charged with speeding 47 mph in a 35 mph zone, one headlight and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

A sheriff’s deputy stopped Ziolkowski on West Main Road for speeding and for having only one working headlight. Further investigation reportedly revealed his driver’s license was suspended for failure to answer a summons.

Ziolkowski was taken into custody and later released with appearance tickets for the Town of Ripley Court.

City Court

An appearance ticket for Dunkirk City Court was issued by the building inspector to Sandra Waskiewicz for property located at 152 King St. The appearance ticket was for a charge of failure to remove unregistered vehicles from the property and failure to comply with a directive of the building inspector to remove said vehicles. Waskiewicz pleaded guilty and was fined a total of $150, $50 for each count and a $50 court surcharge.

State Police at Jamestown

KIANTONE – On Friday Kevin Haglund, 32, of Maple Street St. and Dominique Leeper, 27 of Arden Parkway, both in Jamestown, were charged for unlawful possession of marijuana.

They were stopped at a road check. Troopers reported that both possessed less than 25 grams of marijuana.

They were released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Kiantone Court on March 19.

ELLICOTT – On Saturday, troopers charged James Brown, 39, of Baker Street in the city of Jamestown for driving while intoxicated.

Troopers reported Brown was stopped for moving from lane unsafely on State Route 394. Brown reportedly failed field sobriety tests. He was taken to the state police barracks in Jamestown where he provided a breath sample reported to be .12 percent.

Brown was issued traffic tickets and is scheduled for the Town of Ellicott Court on March 19.