Area Police

Drug Task Force arrests two in

separate incidents

OBSERVER Staff Report

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force arrested two city residents Tuesday in separate incidents for the sale of drugs in the city of Dunkirk.

Ashley M. Nicholson, 25, of East Sixth Street was charged with multiple counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The STRDTF arrested Nichol-son at the Chautauqua County Jail where she was already being held on unrelated charges. She was indicted by a secret Chau-tauqua County Grand Jury and it’s alleged she sold quantities of crack cocaine to task force agents. Nicholson was arraigned before Chautauqua County Court Judge John T. Ward and sent back to the Chautauqua County Jail.

In an unrelated incident, Marcus J. McCall, 24, of Deer Street was charged with multiple counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. At 8:19 p.m. Dunkirk Police located McCall and arrested him on an arrest warrant from a secret Chautauqua County Grand Jury. It is alleged that McCall has sold quantities of crack cocaine to agents of the task force on several occasions. McCall was taken to Dunkirk City Jail and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail pending arraignment before Judge Ward.

These arrests are a culmination of several month-long investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in the city. The STRDTF is comprised of officers from the Chautauqua County Sher-iff’s Office and Dunkirk Police Department. Author-ities continue to ask members of the community to call either Dunkirk Police at 363-0313 or the STRDTF at 1-800-344-8702 when they observe drug related activity within their community.

Chautauqua County Court

MAYVILLE – District Attorney David W. Foley announced the following pleas and sentences in Chautauqua County Court:

Gualberto Gonzalez, 35, of 322 Canary St., Dunkirk, was sentenced to 2-6 years in state prison for two counts of third-degree burglary.

Michael J. Hill, 22, of 11585 Fancher Hill Road, Cattaraugus, was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison for third-degree burglary.

Julio Arizmendi Jr., 23, of 123 S. Zebra St., Dunkirk, was sentenced to 1-3 years in state prison for violation of probation.

Raymond E. Jordan, 62, of 3034 Cassadaga Road, Cassadaga, was sentenced to 1 year in jail for felony driving while intoxicated and third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer.

Jarvelle E. Leeper, 30, of 113 Kidder St., Jamestown, was sentenced to 1 year in jail for first-degree criminal contempt consecutive to 6 months in jail for second-degree criminal contempt.

Jason D. White, 33, of 4546 W. Main St., Fredonia, was sentenced to 6 months in jail and 5 years probation for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Eric L. Vanaernam, 56, of 1361 Woodchuck Road, Irving, was sentenced to 5 years probation, a $2,000 fine and 5 years ignition interlock device for felony driving while intoxicated.

Thomas B. Wutz, 53, of 10343 Alleghany Road, Forestville, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 5 years probation and a $1,000 fine for felony driving while intoxicated.

Robert Grazulewicz, 32, of 90 Bowen St., Jamestown, was sentenced to 5 years probation, for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Carin C. Knight, 23, of 70 Sturges St., Jamestown, was sentenced to 5 years probation for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Jessica Lay, 21, of 51 Henry St., Salamanca, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and restitution for fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

HANOVER – Daniel J. Paul, 59, of Buffalo was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep right on June 9. At 8 p.m. deputies observed Paul operating a motor home towing a trailer on Alle-ghany Road in the town of Hanover. Paul was observed driving entirely in the left lane of traffic for no apparent reason. He was released on an appearance ticket.

RIPLEY – Dale W. Reynolds, 73, of Burton Avenue was charged with second-degree criminal contempt on June 11. Deputies served an arrest warrant on Reynolds for violating an order of protection that he violated on May 16. Reynolds was arraigned in Ripley Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $1,000 cash or $2,000 property bail.

KIANTONE – A 17-year-old male was charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on June 12. The youth allegedly took a vehicle without the owner’s consent. He was released on an appearance ticket.

Douglas D. Baldwin, 33, of Route 5, Dunkirk was charged with disorderly conduct on June 9. At 8:20 p.m. deputies responded to a fight at a residence on Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk. It is alleged that Baldwin engaged in a fight with another neighbor at a trailer park. He was released on an appearance ticket.