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Disorderly court conduct brings arrest of man, 72

RIPLEY -- Dale W. Reynolds, 72, of Burton Avenue, was arrested after he became disorderly in Ripley Town Court at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday and began using foul language toward court officials.

He is being held on $2,000 bail in the Chautauqua County Jail on criminal contempt charges.


Five held on drug charges following weekend raid

BATAVIA -- Five people are being held on drug charges linked to a raid last weekend at a local hotel where they allegedly were using a room to abuse crack cocaine and the painkiller buprenorphine hydrochloride, the Genesee County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday.

Arrested Saturday by officers of the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force, charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and jailed at the Genesee County Jail were:

Pamela A. Adamski, 28, of Walnut Street; Heather J. Nadolny, 28, of East Main Street; Nicholas J. Volpe, 43, of Edwards Street; Timothy J. Walsh, 44, of Redfield Parkway, all of Batavia; Jodi L. Reed, 40, of South Perar Street, Oakfield. The Task Force comprises officers from the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, Batavia police and Le Roy village police. Other Genesee County sheriff's deputies and the Genesee County District Attorney's Office assisted in the investigation.


Guilty plea entered to importing OxyContin

Kevin Hinca, 23, of Lancaster, pleaded guilty this week in federal court to conspiring to import OxyContin from Canada last September and October, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. reported.

Hinca was arrested Oct. 12 after he took delivery of 125 OxyContin tablets in a parking lot on Broadway in Depew. The drug had been brought over the Peace Bridge from Canada earlier in the day. Hinca received OxyContin tablets in a similar fashion on three previous occasions, investigators said.

Hinca faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million when he appears for sentencing July 27 before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.


Felony DWI charged in erratic driving

A Gowanda man was arrested on felony drunken driving charges in the Town of Collins on Wednesday by state troopers.

John C. Jemiolo, 58, was stopped at about 10 a.m. after he was seen driving erratically southbound in the northbound lane of Route 62.

Troopers said Jemiolo has been arrested six times previously for drunken driving, most recently in 2004. He was given an appearance ticket for Collins Town Court proceedings later this month.


Man admits shoplifting bike to sell and buy drugs

NIAGARA FALLS -- A suspected shoplifter not only walked out of a store in broad daylight without paying for a bicycle Wednesday, but also had no qualms about telling police of his plans -- to sell the stolen bike to support a drug habit.

Steven H. Heylek, 30, of Niagara Falls Boulevard, was charged with petit larceny just after noon Wednesday at Target, 7414 Niagara Falls Blvd.

A store employee said Heylek took the $313 mountain bike from the sales floor and then just walked out of the main entrance. He was stopped and charged, telling police that he was going to sell the bike to a man he knows for $140 so that he could buy drugs.


Crash after fleeing police produces multiple charges

NIAGARA FALLS -- A Buffalo man faces a long list of charges after he fled from police and crashed his car Wednesday evening on Military Road.

Diallo S. Johnson, 36, of Schauf Street, was charged just after 6:30 p.m. with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, unreasonable speed, reckless driving, no insurance or inspection, leaving the scene of an auto accident and passing a stop sign.

Johnson allegedly ran a stop sign in the 8200 block of Lindbergh Avenue, then refused to stop for police. Police said they called off the chase but soon found Johnson's Mustang crashed into a guardrail at Military Road and Cayuga Drive.

The pursuit was continued on foot. Police surrounded the area and found Johnson hiding on a porch in the 1000 block of 87th Street.

After he was booked, Johnson complained of an injury and was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center with a possible sprain.


Roving Anti-Crime Unit in Falls arrests three

NIAGARA FALLS -- Three people in a car were arrested by the Roving Anti-Crime Unit just before 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of 18th Street in an area where Niagara Falls police have received numerous reports of drug activity.

The driver, Suzanne M. Cruz-Perez, 34, of 12th Street, was found to have a suspended license and was allegedly carrying several small white pills in a vial, as well as crack cocaine.

Her passengers also were charged. Jenirio M. Chapman, 18, of Jordan Gardens, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and Demetrious J. Gray, 19, of St. John Parkway, was charged with giving police a false name.