Area Police


continues in city shooting probe

OBSERVER Staff Report

Dunkirk Police are continuing an investigation into Sunday morning’s shooting on East Fourth Street in the city that left one person injured.

According to Police Chief David Ortolano on Monday, detectives are still working on the case, which is ongoing. No new information could be released.

A media release stated that around 3:11 a.m., officers were dispatched to Brooks Memorial Hospital’s emergency room for a report of a male gunshot victim. The victim was subsequently transported to the Erie County Medical Center for further treatment.

His condition remains unknown at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Dunkirk Police at 366-2266 or the confidential tip line at 363-0313. All information is kept strictly confidential.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office

SILVER CREEK – Jesse S. Nahrebeski, 19, of Lafayette Street was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana on Saturday.

Deputies witnessed Nahrebeski traveling on Parkway Street around 7 p.m., and his driving privileges had been allegedly suspended.

During the traffic stop, Nahrebeski was found to be in alleged possession of a quantity of marijuana.

He was released on appearance tickets for Silver Creek Village Court.

MINA – Amanda K. Messina, 29, of Jamestown was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving the wrong direction on a one way street on Sunday.

At 4:30 a.m., deputies received a report of a vehicle traveling the wrong way on I-86.

Deputies located Messina’s vehicle who was allegedly traveling west in the eastbound lane. Messina was also found to be allegedly intoxicated during the traffic stop.

She was released to appear in Mina Town Court at a later date.

WESTFIELD – Carlos Figueroa, 38, of Route 20 was charged with second-degree criminal contempt, third-degree criminal tampering and second-degree harassment on Sunday.

At 10:30 a.m., deputies were called for a harassment complaint that had already occurred in the town of Westfield.

It is alleged Figueroa struck an individual during a verbal altercation.

There was also an order of protection between Figueroa and the victim.

A warrant was issued and Figueroa was taken into custody without incident. He was arraigned in Westfield Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail.

FRENCH CREEK – Levi J. Chaffee, 24, of Union City, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, failure to dim highbeams, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to keep right on Sunday.

At 2:30 a.m., deputies stopped Chaffee’s vehicle on Conway Road for alleged traffic violations.

During the stop, Chaffee was found to be allegedly intoxicated.

He was released to appear in French Creek Town Court at a later date.

Westfield Police Department

A 17-year-old female was charged with violation of the curfew law on April 13.

Just before 12 a.m., police investigated an incident on East Main Street. During this investigation, the female was found in alleged violation of the village’s curfew. Her name was not released by police.

The female was released to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date.

Joshua R. Morton, 20, of North East, Pa., was charged with disorderly conduct on April 14. At 9:35 p.m., Morton was allegedly making unreasonable noise along East Main Street.

He was allegedly operating his truck in a manner causing disturbance.

Morton was released to appear in Westfield Village Court at a later date.

Jennifer L. McArthur, 24, of Mayville was charged with having no or inadequate stop lamps and unlawful possession of marijuana on April 15.

Police stopped McArthur’s vehicle on Jefferson Street just before 9:30 p.m., for an alleged equipment violation.

During the traffic stop, McArthur and her passenger, John P. Houser, 25, of East Main Street were both allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana.

Houser was also found to be allegedly in possession of narcotic pain killers which he did not have a prescription for.

Houser was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Both Houser and McArthur were released to appear in Westfield Village Court.