Area Police

Two charged in Dunkirk robbery

OBSERVER Staff Report

Dunkirk police have charged two in a robbery that took place early Saturday morning.

According to officers, Sheltear L. Brown, 22, and Justin B. Bess, 21, were charged with second-degree robbery, petit larceny and second-degree harassment. It is alleged both acted together in forcibly taking an undisclosed amount of cash and property from an individual early Saturday.

The two were taken into custody on Sunday when they were found to be passengers during a routine stop. Both were held in city jail and arraigned in city court.

There were taken to county jail and are awaiting a preliminary hearing.

Rollover accident

leads to charges

BROCTON – Chautau-qua County Sheriff’s were called to investigate a rollover accident on Swede Road around 4 a.m. Sunday. Cody D. Gustafson, 23, of Mayville was operating a vehicle with two passengers heading southwest. He allegedly lost control of the vehicle which came to rest on its side.

Gustafson was charged with speeding, driving while intoxicated and DWI per se. He was issued appearance tickets and will appear in the Brocton Village Court.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

Arsenio Collazo, 29, and Krizya Y. Collazo, 23, both of East Lake Road, were charged with third-degree welfare fraud, misuse of food stamps and offering a false instrument for filing. On Friday, both were issued appearance tickets after they allegedly inaccurately reported unemployment income from May to September. This allowed them to received $5,357.56 they were not entitled to. Both will appear in Jamestown City Court

Police release names in city rollover on Sunday

Dunkirk Police have released the names of those involved in an accident at the intersection of Sixth and Deer streets Sunday afternoon. According to police, a vehicle driven by Troy A. Mucha, 23, of Fredonia was traveling north on Deer Street approaching Sixth Street shortly after 3:30 p.m. As he was going through the intersection, he was struck by a vehicle driven by Garrett A. Lockett, 19, of Lake Shore Drive East. Mucha told police he was unfamiliar with the area and did not see a stop sign. Lockett and two passengers, a 15-year-old female and 17-year-old Lacharrise Clifford, were taken by Dunkirk Fire and a private vehicle to Brooks Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and Mucha was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.

Dunkirk Police

Justino Paz-Santiago, 46, of East Courtney Street was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to have a backseat seat belt for a youth on March 15.

Nelson X. Irizarry, 23, of Pike Street was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree obstruction on March 16.

Jermaine Batten of Fredonia was charged with disorderly conduct on March 17.

Silver Creek Court

Emily D. Burroughs of Central Avenue was arraigned on a charge of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and was released on her own recognizance to return to court in April.

Cody J. Cook of Irving was arraigned on a charge of third-degree assault and was released on his own recognizance to return to court in May. Cook also pleaded guilty to local open container and underage alcohol possession violations and was fined $100.

Russell J. Faraci III of Henry Street, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and was fined $100.

Reginald A. Kohler II of Monroe Street pleaded guilty to a local dog at large violation and was fined $25.

Cara M. Martin of Main Road was arraigned on a charge of aggravated unlicensed operation and re-leased on her own recognizance to return to court in April.

Donald D. Pierce Jr. of Central Avenue was arraigned on a charge of fifth-degree possession of marijuana and was released on his own recognizance to return to court in April.

Alan M. Taggart of Buffalo was arraigned on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under suspended registration and was released on his own recognizance to return to court in April.