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Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend in back and face

An early-morning domestic incident Friday led Amherst police to arrest a 19-year-old Eggertsville woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the back and face.

Detectives Warren Olson and Michael Rose charged Tiara Virges of Allenhurst Road with second-degree assault and weapons possession, following the 2:30 a.m. attack in her apartment.

The victim, a 21-year-old Buffalo man, was treated for stab wounds and released from Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst.


Seven kilos of cocaine, $100,000 seized in raids

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- About seven kilograms of cocaine and $100,000 in Canadian currency were seized Thursday in a pair of raids on homes, Niagara Regional Police said.

Matthew White, 31, and Jennifer Scott, 27, were charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds obtained by crime exceeding $5,000 and failing to comply with conditions of a prior custodial release. Police seized the cocaine and cash, along with packaging materials and scales. The location of the initial raid was not disclosed.

In the other raid, also at an undisclosed home, Marlene Ferron, 52, was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and failing to comply with release conditions after police seized a small amount of packaged cocaine and Canadian currency.

The three Niagara Falls, Ont., residents were being held pending a bail hearing.


Wedding ring stolen off dead woman's finger

A woman who died earlier this week had her gold and diamond wedding ring stolen off her finger sometime between the hospital and the funeral home, her attorney reported to Buffalo police.

The theft took place between 5 p.m. Sunday and noon on Monday, according to police reports.

The attorney reported to police that the wedding ring was taken from the left hand ring finger of the deceased woman. The ring, he told police, was present at Mercy Hospital on Sunday and then missing the following day at McCarthy Funeral Home.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact South District police at 851-4415.

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