29 July 2019
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander


  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE

On July 26th, 2019, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Zachary Dunham, 27, of Panama, for Falsely Reporting an Incident 3rd Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 2nd Degree. 

The Troopers responded to a residence in Panama for a report of a stolen vehicle.  Dunham claimed that his vehicle was stolen from his yard in the evening hours of July 4th.  Investigation revealed that Dunham was actually leaving a bar in Sugar Grove, PA, when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed.  The passenger in Dunham’s vehicle was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Video surveillence and witnesses confirm that Dunham was driving and wrecked his own vehicle during the time he reported it was stolen.  Dunham was placed under arrest, processed at SP Jamestown and released with appearance tickets.  Dunham is scheduled to appear in the town of Harmony Court next month to answer the charges. 
 
 

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