Sale of fentanyl patches leads to arrest of woman
DUNKIRK -- A Dunkirk woman who faces felony drug charges is accused of selling fentanyl patches to undercover police from her Leopard Street home, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force said Tuesday.
Gloria M. Castellano, 40, surrendered to authorities last week on an arrest warrant charging her with criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance. Castellano was arraigned and subsequently released to the supervision of probation officers.
Man accused of attack on mom cradling baby
POMFRET -- A Fredonia man faces multiple charges after he beat up his girlfriend about 8:30 p.m. Monday and spit on her while she cradled their month-old child in her arms, Chautauqua County sheriff's officials said.
Deputies, who were summoned to a home on Route 83 for the report of a woman screaming, said the victim suffered redness on her face and chest and a bloody nose. Police added that the confrontation occurred in front of a 4-year-old.
Matthew D. Peszko, 28, was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, one count each of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. An order of protection was also issued, police said.
Peszko also had a pistol without a permit, police added.
Drug charges lodged against Dunkirk man
DUNKIRK -- A Dunkirk man faces felony drug charges after selling drugs to authorities, including heroin, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force said.
Samuel T. Szynski, 55, of King Street was arrested Monday and charged with criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance. Szynski is accused of making multiple sales to undercover task force agents during an investigation of narcotics trafficking in Dunkirk.
Alden woman injured
in collision with bus
An Alden woman was listed in fair condition at Erie County Medical Center late Tuesday following a collision with a school bus at Genesee Street and Billo Road in Alden, Erie County sheriff's officials said.
Deputies said that about 8:30 a.m., an Alden school bus, its lights flashing, with 11 students aboard, was stopped at the intersection to pick up more students when it was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Kimberly Bifulco, 47.
Bifulco suffered leg and facial injuries and was taken to ECMC by ambulance. There were 11 students on the bus. All were evaluated, and no injuries were discovered.