Police on drug raid cheered by neighbors
Neighbors clapped and shouted their appreciation to Lancaster police during a recent drug raid that led to the arrest of four people and the recovery of some cocaine, heroin and hallucinogenic mushrooms, police reported Tuesday.
Lancaster detectives led by Detective Donald Lynch obtained a search warrant after investigating neighbors' complaints about drug sales out of an apartment at 11 Robert Drive.
The detectives arrested Timothy Koller, 23; Jorge Carrasquillo, 23; Crystal Quinn, 19, all of the Robert Drive address; and Tabbatha Krawczyk, 19, of Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Each faces one felony and two misdemeanor drug possession charges, police reported.
Evans man sentenced in DWI, perjury case
Larry J. Hanlon, of Evans, was ordered Tuesday to serve a three- to six-year prison term and fined $1,500 on his drunken driving plea and felony perjury conviction for a Town of Hamburg traffic incident.
Senior Erie County Judge Michael L. D'Amico also ordered Theresa Pryn, Hanlon's co-defendant, to serve 10 days in jail on weekends starting Friday and to perform 200 hours of community service while on probation over the next five years. He also fined her $500.
D'Amico presided at the jury trial that led to Pryn's and Hanlon's June 22 felony perjury convictions for testimony they gave at a Department of Motor Vehicles hearing in the drunken driving case.
Pryn, 47, of Lake Shore Road, Angola, and Hanlon, 44, of Lake View Road, were arrested Sept. 1 on Hall Drive in Hamburg after another motorist reported them to Hamburg police for driving erratically. The motorist testified that she saw Hanlon and Pryn switch seats in the car just before they turned onto Hall from Route 5. The two were convicted of perjuring themselves during the DMV hearing when testifying about who was driving.
Pryn was also convicted by the jury of driving while intoxicated and refusing to submit to a roadside breath test. Before trial, Hanlon -- who has had three alcohol-related driving convictions since 1993 -- pleaded guilty to a felony DWI charge.
Hotel visitor accused of unwanted sexual contact
Amherst police late Tuesday night arrested a visitor from New Delhi, India, who was accused of unwanted sexual contact with a 19-year-old female employee of Homewood Suites on Millersport Highway.
The employee told police that the man called the front desk and asked for a cup of tea. The incident occurred when she took the cup of tea to the man's room at about 11:40 p.m.
Officer Edgar Walker charged Bhandari Suparas, 59, with forcible sexual contact, a misdemeanor, according to police reports.