14 May 2022
Major Eugene J. Staniszewski
Troop A Commander


On May 13, 2022, Troopers out of SP Machias arrested Craig J. Bubak, 19 of Franklinville, NY for one count each of Attempted Murder 2nd, Attempted Assault 1st and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd.

On May 13, 2022, Troopers out of SP Machias were dispatched to a menacing complaint with a shot fired from Ischua Creek under the roadway bridge on Elm Street in the town of Franklinville, NY.  Troopers and the Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Deputies located Bubak who was holding a 9mm polymer-based style pistol, “ghost gun,” with no serial number on Elm Street Bridge.  After failing to comply with orders the Cattaraugus County Deputies tased Bubak which allowed an arrest to be made without any loss of life.  Bubak was treated for injures due to the taser and processed at SP Machias.  Further investigation revealed that Bubak threatened multiple people in that area and then fired one shot at a victim that missed.

Bubak was arraigned at the town of Ellicottville Court was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail on $7,500 cash bail, $12,000 bond.

The NYSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation, NYSP Violent Crime Investigative Team, NYSP Forensic Identification Unit, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and the Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office assisted in this investigation.


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