Woman arrested for active warrants also faces drug charges
A Chautauqua County woman was charged with drug possession Wednesday following her arrest for active warrants, according to Jamestown Police.
Jamestown Police officers said 34-yearold Amber L. Conrad, of Lakewood, was transported to the Jamestown City Jail, where jail officers allegedly found fentanyl on her person.
Conrad was additionally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was held pending her arraignment.
Man charged with possessing thousands of untaxed cigarettes
A Buffalo man will be arraigned in Pembroke Town Court later this month on felony charges he possessed more than 10,000 untaxed cigarettes, according to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
Tareq F. Saleh, 30, was pulled over for speeding on Alleghany Road in Pembroke at about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Saleh was charged with possession of more than 10,000 unstamped cigarettes and fourth-degree criminal tax fraud. He also was ticketed for speeding and a seat belt violation, according to deputies.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 25.
Sheridan Drive pedestrian bridge to come down this month
A contractor for the Town of Tonawanda this month will remove the pedestrian bridge crossing Sheridan Drive near Hoover Elementary and Middle schools.
The 50-year-old bridge closed in 2016 after state inspectors deemed it unsafe. The town debated whether to replace the span but balked at the $3 million cost.
Instead, the town is paying $71,000 to Buffalo Iron Corp. to tear down the bridge and the ramps and concrete piers on either side of Sheridan. Demolition takes place April 24, while Ken-Ton students are on spring break, and site work should finish May 3, said Town Engineer James Jones.
The town added crossing guards at the Delaware Avenue and Colvin Boulevard intersections to help students cross Sheridan. Long term, the town envisions a HAWK signal there, but that requires state approval.
Earth Month 2019 events happening throughout Buffalo
Buffalo is celebrating Earth Month 2019 with several events scheduled in April, including:
Electronic Waste Drop-off 8 a.m. to noon today at 1120 Seneca St. for Buffalo residents only; Dare to Repair Cafe and Dare to Share Cafe 9 a.m. to noon April 13 at Lovejoy Discovery School, 161 Benzinger St.; Tifft Nature Preserve Earth Day Volunteer Event 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. April 20, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.; the City Hall dome will be lit green April 22 to celebrate Earth Day 2019; the annual Arbor Day Ceremonial Tree Planting with Mayor Byron W. Brown planting a flowering crabapple tree 1 p.m. April 25, Court Street behind City Hall; and 34andMore Community Shredding event to dispose of household/personal documents 9 a.m. to noon April 27, St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St.