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NIAGARA POLICE & COURTS

Woman pleads not guilty to the sale of drug

LOCKPORT -- A Cottage Street woman was arraigned Tuesday in Niagara County Court on charges of selling the drug Suboxone to an undercover police officer Feb. 22 in the City of Lockport.

Jennifer L. Jarvis, 27, was indicted on charges of fourth-degree sale and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. She pleaded not guilty.

Jarvis was arrested over the weekend after a bench warrant was issued following her failure to appear in court for arraignment last week.

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$10,000 bail set for man facing DWI charges

LOCKPORT -- Bail was set at $10,000 Tuesday for a Clarence man facing drunken driving charges in Niagara County Court.

Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas set the bail after Michael Mosher, 38, pleaded not guilty to felony driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to keep right. The indictment resulted from his June 7 arrest in North Tonawanda.

Mosher was living on Ruie Road in that city at the time of the arrest.

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Woman, young passenger injured in car crash

A 22-year-old driver and an 11-year-old male passenger were injured early Tuesday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Middle Road in the Town of Concord, Erie County sheriff's deputies reported.

Police said Kristen Meyer was traveling east on Middle Road when her Pontiac Grand Am slid sideways off the road about 12:45 p.m. and struck some trees before coming to rest in a small creek.

Volunteer rescue crews from the East Concord and Springville fire companies feverishly fought creek water trying to free Meyer from the vehicle. Using the Jaws of Life, crews finally extricated her after about 90 minutes.

The young male passenger was taken by Rural/Metro Medical Services to Women & Children's Hospital, where he was listed in good condition late Tuesday.

Meyer also was taken by Rural/Metro Ambulance. She was listed in stable condition in Erie County Medical Center with severe leg injuries, deputies said.

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Baby sitter arrested in theft of thousands

BASOM -- An 18-year-old Shanks Road woman was arrested last week for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars over a period of four months from a neighbor for whom she babysat, the Genesee County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

Dora L. Poodry was arrested Friday and charged with a felony count of third-degree grand larceny.

Investigators said the thefts took place between last December and March 21.

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Delevan woman arrested on charges in forgery

A Delevan woman working as a personal care aide who was allegedly fraudulently inking and cashing checks was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Erie County sheriff's officials reported.

Michelle L. Perrington, 22, was charged with felony forgery and possession of a forged instrument as well as petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Perrington is accused of making the checks and cashing them without permission of a victim.

Officials from Cattaraugus County Bank in Springville called sheriff's officials Tuesday to report Perrington was trying to cash a check on an account that had been closed by the victim.

Perrington was taken into custody. She was arraigned in Concord Town Court and conditionally released on her own recognizance pending a future curt date.

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Woman killed in collision in Hamburg was from Iowa

An Iowa woman was identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash Friday evening at Southwestern Boulevard and McKinley Parkway in Hamburg, Hamburg town police reported Tuesday.

Dolores Pruisner, 79, of Cedar Falls, was killed in the 8 p.m. crash. Pruisner was rushed to Mercy Hospital, where she died.

Two others, who remained unidentified by Hamburg police Tuesday, were injured and taken to Erie County Medical Center. Their conditions were not known. Two more people were evaluated at either Mercy or ECMC and later released.

Hamburg police accident investigators asked witnesses to contact police at 648-5111, Ext. 2640.

No further information was being released late Tuesday, Hamburg police officials reported.

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Salamanca hotel operator charged with felony

SALAMANCA -- City police report the arrest of a local businesswoman on a charge of third-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony.

Laura J. Dorfman, 49, of East State Street, operator of the Dudley Hotel on Main Street, was arrested at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday.

Following processing, Dorfman was released to appear in City Court Jan. 6.

Police said the incident took place in October but could not provide further details.