Area Police Reports


DUNKIRK — Lorraine C. Thorp, 60, of Bennett Road, Dunkirk, was charged with petit larceny at 7:08 p.m. Sunday. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a business on Bennett Road in Dunkirk for a reported larceny. Through a brief investigation patrols found Thorp, who allegedly stole property from the business. Thorp will be in Dunkirk Town Court later.


¯ Brianna N. Adam, 24, of Cambridge Springs, Pa., was charged with no/improper signal, moving from the lane unsafely, failure to keep right as well as a driving while intoxicated charge and an aggravated DWI. Officers conducted a vehicle stop on a red Jeep Compass that they observtration was found to be twice the legal limit, and was released and is scheduled to appear at a later date.

¯ Zachary Fisher, 23, and Alex Colley, 25, both of Jamestown, were charged wih a local ordinance of discharging of firearm or explosive after officers were dispatched to a fireworks complaint in the area of Linden Avenue at 9:51 p.m. on Friday. Upon arrival, officers observed aerial fireworks being set off in the area of 33 1/2 Linden Avenue where both Fisher and Colley admitted to setting them off. Both were released on appearance tickets.

¯ Edgardo Ortiz Cruz, 44, of Jamestown, was charged with a local ordinance of discharging of a firearm or explosive on Sunday at 11:06 p.m. after investigation revealed that he had set off loud aerial fireworks on Myers Avenue. Officers had been investigating a burglary in the area of East Cowden Place. Ortiz Cruz was issued an appearance ticket and later released.

¯ Jordan J. Eckwahl, 33, of Jamestown, was chargd with two felonies and a license restriction. Officers stopped a vehicle on Friday at 8:53 p.m. on Willard Street near Chapin Street to conduct an equipment violation when they found that Eckwahl had been operating the vehicle while intoxicated. He was taken into cutody and transported to city jail and was charged with a first-degree count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated driving while intoxicated, operating without installation of interlock, no or inadequeate exhaust, refusing a breathalizer test, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation. Officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation when they determined that Eckwahl had been operating the vehicle while intoxicated. He was released and issued an appearance ticket. Officers received assistance from the New York State Police.

¯ Frank J. Bindics Sr., 44, of Jamestown, was charged with a second-degree charge of reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated, no or inadqueate signal and a third-degree charge of unlicensed operation. Officers reponded to the area of Hazzard and Axel streets for a vehicle inspection at 7:46 p.m. on Thursday and witnessed a series of moving violations for the suspect vehicle. A subsequent traffic stop determined Bindics to be operating the vehicle while intoxicated. Further investigation also found that Bindics had almost struck a pedestrian that had been walking in the area. He was released and will appear before the Jamestown City Court at a later date.


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