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Traffic stop leads to pair of drug charges

LOCKPORT -- A Rochester man was arrested on two drug charges at about 2 a.m. Friday when the auto in which he was a passenger was pulled over on East Avenue because of a traffic violation.

Sheldon W. Allen, 18, was charged with second-degree possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Lockport Police said Allen admitted that a bag containing nine smaller bags of marijuana was his, and police said they found 11 empty baggies in his pants pocket. They also confiscated $174.85 in cash.


40 tickets and one arrest logged at Blink 182 concert

DARIEN -- Forty people were issued tickets, and one man was arrested during the Blink 182 concert Thursday night at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, the Genesee County Sheriff's Office said.

Matthew T. Beeler, 21, of Buffalo was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, trespass and disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting with security guards while he was being ejected from the concert. Beeler was told not to return but was found inside the venue a short time later. He was arrested, and while he was being processed, he kicked a file cabinet, authorities said. He was arraigned and jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail.

In addition, 29 people were given tickets for possession of alcohol with intent to consume under age 21.

Also, 11 men were issued appearance tickets for other offenses, mostly trespassing, after being ejected from the concert venue.


Hit-run crash yields charge of felony DWI

LOCKPORT -- A South Transit Street woman was charged with felony driving while intoxicated early Friday after a hit-and-run accident at South Transit and High streets.

Lisa L. Summerlee, 42, also was charged by city police with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and a lane violation.

Summerlee was stopped at 5:51 a.m. on LaGrange Street and told police she thought she had been on Saxton Street at the time of the accident.


Cambria woman arraigned on indictment for DWI

LOCKPORT -- Lauren P. Paul, 31, of Upper Mountain Road, Cambria, was arraigned Friday in State Supreme Court on a drunken driving indictment.

Paul pleaded not guilty to felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and a lane violation. She was pulled April 27 in the Town of Lockport.


Deal of a lifetime was too good for the law

Deals like these don't come along that often -- and when they do, they raise eyebrows.

That's what happened Wednesday night, when a cashier at the Elmwood Avenue Home Depot cashed out a contractor with $1,103.10 in supplies for the price of a candy bar, according to Northwest District Police Officers Donald Genovese and Albert Monteforte.

The cashier, Raul J. Rodriguez II, was observed by store security collecting a small amount of money from a contractor named "David," who attempted to offer Rodriguez $200.

But Rodriguez stuck by the bogus sales price he had rung up, said authorities, who noted candy bars at Home Depot sell for about 99 cents.

Rodriguez, 23, of the 100 block of Niagara Street, Buffalo, has been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny.


Grand Island traffic stop leads to two drug arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrests of two people on East Park Road in Grand Island at about 3:25 p.m. Thursday on controlled substance charges.

Erie County sheriff's deputies said Angela M. Santalucia, 20, of Amherst, and Brandon M. Carroll, 20, of Grand Island, were in possession of heroin, marijuana and hypodermic needles.


Grand Island man tied to fake prescription

A man who tried to obtain painkillers from a pharmacy with a fake prescription was arrested Friday morning, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said.

Chad Rodriquez, 30, of Grand Island, told deputies who had received the prescription for 20 Loritabs from a Buffalo dentist, authorities said. Sheriff's officials said the dentist confirmed he never gave Rodriquez the prescription.

Rodriquez was charged with felony criminal possession of a forged instrument.


Blasdell woman charged in Leandra's Law case

A woman was charged with driving drunk with her 7-year-old daughter in the car Wednesday evening, Evans police said.

Tracey A. Kirchmeyer, 46, of Blasdell, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child younger than 17 in the vehicle.

She was arrested at about 7:30 p.m. at Route 20 and Townline Road, where she registered a blood-alcohol level of .18 percent, police said.