Area Police

Dunkirk man allegedly sold drugs in city

A Dunkirk man turned himself into police Thursday on an arrest warrant following an investigation into narcotic sales in the city of Dunkirk. Nicholas E. Moore, 24, of Brigham Road is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

According to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Moore turned himself into Dunkirk Police at 11:30 a.m., on a warrant from Dunkirk City Court Judge Walter Drag. It is alleged Moore sold quantities of opiate-based narcotic substances to agents of the task force. Moore was arraigned in Dunkirk City Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail pending further court action.

This arrest culminates a three-month investigation, and was the result of information supplied by members of the community after observing traffic consistent with narcotics trafficking in their neighborhood. Police continue to ask members to report drug-related activity in their area. Residents may call the STRDTF at 1-800-344-8702 or Dunkirk Police at 363-0313.

Police warn

residents of caller imitating police

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a phone scam. Police received a complaint from a citizen who was scammed into giving his credit card information over the phone to settle an unpaid debt. The caller stated a company called ACE claimed money was owed regarding a past bill for some tools purchased. This caller also posed as a member of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office who told the victim failure to comply could result in his arrest. The caller ID showed up on the victim’s phone as 938-9191, the actual number to the sheriff’s office. This can be done through a computer program to disguise the caller’s actual number.

It is not the practice of the sheriff’s office to place calls to residents to collect a debt. Citizens are warned to not give out any personal bank account information or credit card information to any companies soliciting business over the phone unless you are personally aware of them being legitimate. A 1-800 phone number was given to the victim to verify the account information which turned out to be a false number.