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Police reports for the week of Aug. 12

Aug. 12

Harassment


Cherilynn M. Kosinski, 35, 13 Rockleigh Drive, Cheektowaga, was arrested on Aug. 12 at 12:45 a.m. after she punched a visitor of her father in the head several times and the police were called. She admitted to punching the visitor, and was taken to headquarters. She was booked and released on an appearance ticket.

Petit Larceny

Darlene Prophet, 58, 127 Madison St., Buffalo, was arrested on Aug. 12 at 7:50 p.m. after a loss prevention employee for Wal-Mart observed her selecting several items, concealing them in a shopping cart and leave the store without attempting to pay. Prophet was detained at the loss prevention office until police arrived. She was arrested and held on $250 bail.

Aug. 13

Narcotics

Britney Cooke, 23, 77 Connelly Ave., Buffalo, was arrested on Aug. 13 at 8:46 p.m. while already in custody for another charge. While being search, an off white powdery substance was found in her jacket pocket which resembled methamphetamine or crushed ecstasy pills. The substance tested positive for amphetamine. Cooke was booked and held for court.

Aug. 14

Petit Larceny


Afrah M. Hadi, 33, 469 East Ferry St., Buffalo was arrested on Aug. 14 at 5:20 p.m. after he was observed selecting and concealing an article of clothing from J.C. Penny’s and attempting to leave the store without paying for it. He was detained for police by a Penny’s loss prevention employee. Hadi was later arrested, booked and released on an appearance ticket.

Aug. 15

Narcotics


Amanda M. Dirschedl, 25, 860 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, Victor Martinez, 27, 874 West Ave., Buffalo and Reynaldo Ortiz, 22, 122 Germain St., Buffalo, were all arrested on Aug. 15 at 1:28 a.m. after Dirschedl was pulled over for speeding, failing to signal when changing lanes and drifting between lanes. While checking Ortiz for identification, police discovered a large sum of cash in his pocket, they also noticed bits of marijuana on the car’s floorboard as he exited the vehicle. When Martinez was removed from the vehicle he admitted that there was a marijuana blunt in the car’s ashtray. Dirschedl said, upon being removed from the vehicle that she didn’t know there was marijuana in the car, but there were probably needles left in there from a friend who used heroin. Upon searching her purse they found a crack pipe, which she claimed to be holding for a friend. All three were placed under arrest, booked and released on appearance tickets.

Narcotics

Richard V. Reinlander, 55, 4245 Camp Road, Hamburg, was arrested on Aug. 15 at 3:45 p.m. after being observed entering and then exiting Buffalo’s east side in a very short period of time. Police decided to follow the vehicle knowing that the area known for heavy narcotics sales. Then the officer noticed a burnt out tail light and initiated a traffic stop. Reinlander was only able to provide a driver’s license, but no registration and he appeared to be very nervous. While checking his records the officer noticed he had been arrested twice in the past six years for possession of a controlled substance. He denied being arrested in the past 10 years when confronted. His lies and nervousness prompted the officer to ask for permission to search the vehicle, which he was granted. He discovered a folded up piece of paper containing crack cocaine, and another piece of folded paper containing two clonazepam pills. Reinlander was placed under arrest, booked and held to see the judge.

Marijuana Possession


Amy Adamski, 22, 408 Downing St., Buffalo and Heidi H. Garner, 39, 501 Washington St., Buffalo, were arrested on Aug. 15 at 5:06 p.m. after an officer observed them standing near the wall of a building appearing to be lighting something. As the officer approached them in his car, Adamski seemed to drop something and continue walking. She claimed to have been lighting a cigarette but did not have one, and the officer found a burning marijuana blunt where they had been standing. Both said they had left their jobs to smoke the blunt and were placed under arrest, booked and issued appearance tickets.

Petit Larceny

Elizabet S. Stefanova, 21, 20 Stratford St., Buffalo, was arrested on Aug. 15 at 6:23 p.m. after she was observed selecting and concealing clothing from Lord and Taylor and attempting to leave the store with out paying for it. She was detained by a Lord and Taylor loss prevention employee and then arrested and held on $200 bail.

Aug. 16

Marijuana Possession

Larenzo R. Williams, 25, 35 Rapin Place, Buffalo, was arrested on Aug. 16 at 1:34 a.m. after he was pulled over for driving with a nonfunctioning headlamp. While reviewing Williams’ documents, the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Williams admitted that there was marijuana hidden under a rear seat cushion. Upon searching the vehicle a machete was also found under the drivers seat. He was taken to headquarters, booked and released on an appearance ticket.

Petit Larceny


Shanta L. Adams, 29, 40 Mesmer Ave., Buffalo and Manh A. Smalls, 30, 93 Gatchell St., Buffalo, were arrested on Aug. 16 at 4:20 p.m. after they were observed selecting and concealing merchandise from Wal-Mart and attempting to leave the store without paying. A loss prevention employee detained them in the office to wait for police to arrive. They were arrested and booked. Adams was held on $100 cash bail, and Smalls was held on $200 cash bail.

Petit Larceny

Donna L. Wilson, 52, 460 Best St., Buffalo was arrested on Aug. 17 at 6:17 p.m. after she was observed selecting clothing from Lord and Taylor, entering the bathroom to remove the tags and concealing the items in her purse. She was stopped after passing all points of purchase. She was arrested, booked and held on $100 bail.
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