Dunkirk man arrested from tips on "Nextdoor" social media site

Posted at 9:21 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 09:21:49-04

After several complaints from neighbors using the "Nextdoor" social media site, City of Dunkirk police monitored for suspicious activity at a vacant home on East Talcott Street.

While monitoring the home, officers say they came across a suspicious person around 5:45 p.m. on Friday.

The man officers found gave several false names and birth dates, according to police.

Through investigation, police found the subject in question was Angel Soto-Alvarez, 27, of Dunkirk. Police say he had an active warrant for a violation of his conditional release.

Soto-Alvarez was taken to Dunkirk Police Headquarters where police say they found several hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia.

In addition to his existing warrant, Soto-Alvarez was charged with false personation and criminally possessing a hypodermic needle.