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Buffalo Police Housing Unit makes 9 arrests

Nine people were arrested recently by the Buffalo Police Department’s Housing Unit, authorities said.

Three men were facing gun and other charges after a traffic stop at Sycamore and Herman streets about 6:30 p.m. April 16.

Larry Palmer, 22, of Cambridge Street, and Travante Robinson, 20, of Roehrer Street, were arrested after they fled the car driven by Dayton Carrie, 21, of East North Street, police said. The car was stopped because Carrie allegedly failed to signal a turn, police added. Officers said they found a loaded .25-caliber pistol in the car. Carrie also was charged with unlicensed driving.

Roberto Contreras-Reyes, 57, no address listed, was charged with drug possession after his car was stopped in the first block of Grant Street about 6:50 p.m. April 17, when he failed to signal a turn and was driving with obstructed windows, police said, noting that they found marijuana and heroin in his car.

James Jordan, 44, of Woodlawn Avenue, was arrested on drug charges and traffic violations after his car was stopped at Sycamore and Strauss streets about 11:50 p.m. Thursday because of tinted windows, police said. Officers said they found powdered cocaine in his pants pocket.

After noticing a car backing up unsafely on Grimes Street April 19, Housing Unit officers flagged down Vanessa Jackson, 34, of Lancaster and Justin Ducato, 31, of Amherst and found a small pack of heroin and crack cocaine rocks packaged for sale, police said. Each was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument.

Also on April 19, in the 800 block of Michigan Avenue, Corey Fingers, 30, of Mable Court, fled from police and jettisoned five bags of crack cocaine and marijuana that were recovered, police said. Fingers was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and obstructing governmental administration.

Officers arrested a male juvenile in the first block of Rodney Avenue April 20, when he tried to run from a patrol car and dropped a handgun that was recovered, police said. The juvenile was charged with a felony weapons count.