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Woman, two girls charged in attack on two sisters

A South Park Avenue woman and two 17-year-old girls were charged with assault and other counts after two sisters were beaten during a break-in in their Fulton Street home.

Marion N. McCarthy, 20, who described herself as a student, and the two teens were given appearance tickets after Police Officers Adrian Evans and Natasha T. Anderson arrested them at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. McCarthy and the girls were charged with third-degree assault, criminal trespass and harassment.


Man surprises burglars; two suspects arrested

A West Seneca man surprised two men burglarizing his home on Orchard Park Road at about 5 p.m. Thursday and gave police a description of a getaway car that helped them track down two suspects.

West Seneca Officers Derek Vasquez and David Quick arrested Samuel A. Beavers, 21, near where the getaway car was abandoned on Potters Road near the Buffalo city line. Buffalo Police Officers Daniel Kurdziel and David Rachuna caught Nicholas Boaz, 25, in South Buffalo a short time later.

West Seneca Police Capt. Patrick A. Shea said officers found Boaz with Xbox game cartridges allegedly taken from the Orchard Park Road house. Other stolen items -- a shotgun and video games -- were found along Cazenovia Creek, he said. Beavers and Boaz were charged with felony burglary, grand larceny and possession of stolen property, and were held for arraignment.


Drug possession arrest made in vacant house

A Lisbon Avenue man is being held on drug charges for allegedly having 14 Ecstasy pills when officers confronted him inside a vacant house, Buffalo police reported Thursday.

Jarral M. Tanner, 33, was charged with fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance by Officers Michael J. Acquino and Mark Hamilton.

According to a police report, the officers allegedly saw Tanner and others drinking in a parked car near the vacant house in the 100 block of Theodore Street at about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday. Officers said Tanner exited the car and walked into the vacant house as soon as they approached.


Arrest made in attempt to burglarize businesses

A Buffalo man is being held on $25,000 bail on burglary and other charges following attempted burglaries at two Delaware Avenue businesses in Kenmore early Thursday.

Salvatore Pierre, 24, of Garner Street, was arrested by Kenmore Police Lt. David Stapleton and Officers Jared Pierce and Daniel Vitale at about 2:30 a.m. and charged with third-degree burglary, attempted burglary, criminal mischief and petit larceny. Police did not identify the businesses.


Man arrested in assault, imprisonment of woman

A Roslyn Street man faces felony assault and other charges for holding a Mills Street woman hostage in her apartment and beating her, Buffalo police reported Thursday.

Brandon J. Davis, 26, was charged by Police Officer Steve Sierk with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.

Police reported that Davis beat the woman with a coffee pot and punched her in the face before Sierk and other officers responded and broke into the flat at about 1 a.m. Wednesday.


Woman, 29, arrested on arson charges

A Riverdale Avenue woman was arrested by Tonawanda police Thursday on arson charges for a fire at a Vulcan Street home Thursday.

Lashana James, 29, is being held on $5,000 bail pending further court action. The arson fire was quickly extinguished, according to officials. An investigation is continuing.


Guilty plea entered to importing OxyContin

Kevin Hinca, 23, of Lancaster, pleaded guilty this week in federal court to conspiring to import OxyContin from Canada last September and October, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul reports.

Hinca was arrested Oct. 12 after he took delivery of 125 OxyContin tablets in a parking lot on Broadway in Depew. The drug had been brought over the Peace Bridge from Canada earlier in the day. Hinca received OxyContin tablets in a similar fashion on three previous occasions, investigators said.

Hinca faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million when he appears for sentencing July 27 before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.


Felony DWI charged in erratic driving

A Gowanda man was arrested on felony drunken driving charges in the Town of Collins on Wednesday by state troopers.

John C. Jemiolo, 58, was stopped at about 10 a.m. after he was seen driving erratically southbound in the northbound lane of Route 62.

Troopers said Jemiolo has been arrested six times previously for drunken driving, most recently in 2004. He was given an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court proceedings later this month.