Woman ar­rested for ac­tive war­rants also faces drug charges

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS - – Harold McNeil – Aaron Besecker – Stephen T. Wat­son – Dei­dre Wil­liams

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.

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