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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 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.

Santalucia also was charged with criminal impersonation.


Teen rescued after fall onto rocks at base of falls

INDIAN FALLS -- Firefighters and emergency workers rescued a teenager who fell 20 to 30 feet onto rocks at the base of the waterfalls on Tonawanda Creek about 4:55 p.m. Friday, Genesee County sheriff's deputies said.

Kourtney J. McCorry, 17, of Spencerport, who had been swimming with a group of friends, was flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for treatment of what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies said McCorry was being helped up the rocks by her boyfriend while holding onto a tree branch. However, she fell backward when the branch broke.

Members of the Genesee County Emergency Support Unit and Indian Falls and Pembroke firefighters brought McCorry to safety by implementing a rope rescue, deputies said.


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.


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 the 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. Store Security Officer Gary Everett spotted the transaction, police said.


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 about 7:30 p.m. at Route 20 and Townline Road, where she registered a blood-alcohol level of .18 percent, police said. Kirchmeyer was arraigned in Evans Town Court and placed in the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $5,000 bail.


60 pounds of marijuana seized in Salamanca raid

SALAMANCA -- About 60 pounds of marijuana was seized during a raid Thursday in Salamanca, according to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force.

David R. Dille Jr., 38, was subsequently arrested at the residence and charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

Task force members executed the warrant about 5:30 p.m. at 545 1/2 E. State St., where they said marijuana with a street value of $250,000 was found.

Dille was arraigned and jailed on $2,500 bail.


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.