Man Charged After Allegedly Damaging Parking Meters

DUNKIRK – A City of Dunkirk man is facing charges after allegedly damaging parking meters on Central Avenue in Dunkirk Tuesday afternoon.

Dunkirk Police say Gabriel Soto, 27, was taken into custody after witnesses identified him at the scene of the crime.

Additionally, police allege Soto was found in possession of tools used to cause the damage.

Soto also allegedly had several hypodermic instruments on his person.

Officers say Soto is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, possession of burglar’s tools and possession of hypodermic instruments.

Soto was processed at the Police Headquarters in Dunkirk and released with an appearance ticket under New York State’s Bail Reform law.


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