DUNKRIK, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Dunkirk Police Special Response team along with parole officers were performing a routine check on probation clients Friday night when they entered Don’s Hotel on Lake Shore Drive, leading to the arrest of Joshua J. Hammer.
Police say Hammer, who was wanted on domestic violence related assault charges, had barricaded himself inside a room before being talked out by police. He was found in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun and had set up a methamphetamine lab inside the room.
Hammer was charged with unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine and criminal possession of a weapon.
Hammer is being held at the Dunkirk Police Department without bail pending his arraignment.