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Grand Island woman, 23, arrested for begging in North Buffalo

A 23-year-old woman from Grand Island faces charges of soliciting – begging for cash – in one of Buffalo’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

City police said Jamilyn Marinaccio of Carter Road was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly holding up a sign, stopping cars and begging for cash near Delaware Avenue and Nottingham Terrace.

Officers said they found two hypodermic needles and alleged traces of heroin in the woman’s purse. They said they had warned her not to stop cars after another alleged begging incident three days earlier in the same neighborhood.