Area Police

Local man gets

hassled by Medical Alert scam

OBSERVER Staff Report

A local man recently received a harassing phone call from someone claiming to be Medical Alert.

Fred Guziec of Dunkirk was targeted by a scammer who asked him to pay his monthly bill so he could start receiving his $3,000 food coupons. After he called the toll free numbers they gave him he found out it was a scam.

The Medical Alert Foundation based in California said they “have no knowledge of this scam.” They said “Medical Alert doesn’t ever charge monthly” so that is one way to know it is a scammer.

Fredonia Police Department

Jessica Fulmer, 20, of Route 60 was charged with petit larceny on an arrest warrant on Nov. 21.

Christopher Dake, 20, of SUNY Fredonia’s McGinnies Hall, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property on Nov. 22.

Joshua Burke, 25, of Bowen Road, Stockton, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile device on Nov. 22.

Selena Yerico, 48, of Park Avenue, Dunkirk, was charged with following too closely and leaving the scene of a property damage accident on Nov. 22.

According to an accident report, around 5 p.m., Michele Klepfer, 48, of King Road, Forestville, was driving eastbound on East Main Street and was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Newton Street. While stopped, Klepfer told police she was rear-ended by Yerico.

The two vehicles pulled over and Yerico allegedly said there was no damage done and returned to her car and left the scene. There were minor paint scuffs on the rear bumper of Klepfer’s vehicle.

Yerico later called the police department after an officer contacted her telling her to call the station back. She told police she was operating the vehicle that rear-ended Klepfer’s vehicle.

She also told police no damage was done to her vehicle and she didn’t believe there was damage done to Klepfer’s at the time.

Robert Kaczor Jr., 19, of Liberty Street was charged with second-degree harassment on Sunday.

Chautauqua County Court

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

  • Jonathan N. Paddock, 29, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years in state prison concurrent with 2 years in prison and 1 year post-release supervision for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance concurrent with 1-3 years in state prison for second-degree attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument and petit larceny.
  • Alexander Tylwalk, 21, of Dunkirk, was sentenced to 2-6 years in state prison for burglary in the 3rd degree.
  • Raymond Solada, 50, of Stockton, was sentenced to 2-6 years in state prison for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
  • George Rivera, 54, of Dunkirk, was sentenced to 4 months weekend work release, 5 years probation, $1,500 fine and 60 months ignition interlock device for felony driving while intoxicated.
  • Daniel Schroder, 34, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 1 year in jail for violation of probation.