South Buffalo Residents React To Drug...

South Buffalo Residents React To Drug Raids

There are 179 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Feb 21, 2008, titled South Buffalo Residents React To Drug Raids. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

A series of drug raids over the past week shocked some people in South Buffalo but it also proved that vigilance from block clubs and tips phoned into police did get results.

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recovering addict

United States

#44 Feb 22, 2008
drugs are everywhere .for u naive people even in the southtowns yep thats right probably 1 of your neighbors youd be shocked to know .if they had more good rehabs and helped clean up the suffering addicts out there that want help and cant get it this holocust affects everyone i have been in rehabs with doctors ,x cops ,business owners ,no one is imune .break the cycle people with drugs come crime i.e robbery, theft and prostitution yep thats right people u have hookers in south buff i have seen people smoke crack with their kids in the house cop heroin with kids in the car u have a family commiting medicaid fraud and smoking crack right at 62 norman ave dont quote me on the address but its a yellow house on the end of the street with a blue buick with no plates on it
Charlotte

Lancaster, NY

#47 Feb 22, 2008
That's why some of these residents are moving to West Seneca (close to south buffalo) to sell their drugs.

They know there are sting operations there and they have to get out.

In our neighborhood, we have one family of south buffalo scum selling their sh!t from their house.

We love seeing cabs pull up and parties with lowlifes every day of the week to support their "business."
Charlotte

Lancaster, NY

#48 Feb 22, 2008
Bill

Buffalo, NY

#50 Feb 22, 2008
Snoop Dog wrote:
well time to move to ochard park
Ochard Park has thier Drug Dealer too one is a cop.
Laura - West Seneca

United States

#51 Feb 22, 2008
Charlotte wrote:
That's why some of these residents are moving to West Seneca (close to south buffalo) to sell their drugs.
They know there are sting operations there and they have to get out.
In our neighborhood, we have one family of south buffalo scum selling their sh!t from their house.
We love seeing cabs pull up and parties with lowlifes every day of the week to support their "business."
Charlotte......where in WS are these lowlifes selling their stuff. I recently sold and moved out of No. Buffalo to WS just to get into safer neighborhood because we had similar problems.....dealers. Report the scumbags, if I seen anything like this I sure will report it. WS police don't stand still for nonsense like the BPD does.
Diane

Tonawanda, NY

#52 Feb 22, 2008
Good Old South Buffalo
"Way To Go"
When neighbors stick together we all benefits from the results. I also believe we have the best Police Force.
NO TOLERANCE.
Diane

Tonawanda, NY

#53 Feb 22, 2008
Laura

For your information it was reported and the BPD took care of it. Maybe you should read the article again before you criticize.

WAY TO GO SOUTH BUFFALO!!!!!!
Sarah

Buffalo, NY

#54 Feb 22, 2008
Police arrested:

Charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance are: Timothy Washington, 19, of Swan Street; Michael Solowski, 17, of Galloway Street; Krystalin K. Betty, of Parkview Avenue; William S. Solowski, 23, Parkview Avenue; Samuel R. DiLorenzo, 34, of Abbott Road; Daryl M. Koepnick, 44, of Arbor Lane; Thomas C. Bonnas, 45, of Erie Road, Angola; Bruce MacDowell, 41, of Ladner Avenue; Theodore Mitchell, 28, of Elmwood Avenue;

Also, Leon Blye, 29, of Woodside Avenue; Daniel L. Wanderlich, 19, of Woodside; Robert Ferucci, 44, of Creekside, East Otto; Harold A. Ferrucci, 42, of Woodside Avenue; Tracy Argentieri, 32, of Woodside Avenue; Tabitha Schmigiel, 27, of Abbott Road, Lackawanna; Rashaun A. Holt, 22, of Gittere Street; Yolanda M. Ruffins, 25, of Woodside Avenue; Lawrence Borkowski, 42, of South Ryan Street; Tammy L. Wagner, 44, of Lockwood Avenue;

And, Scott R. Parker, 43, of Seneca Street; James A. Dietz, 42, of Seneca Street; Richard K. Sainsbury Jr., 29, of Seneca Street; Joseph A. Shields, 42, of Pomona Place; Karrie Shields, 40, of Pomona Place; Colleen Geary, 30, of Houston Street; Charles Rath, 77, of Wescott Street; Darren Bailey, 27, of Grimes Street; and Alexander Hoffman, 21, of Stevenson Street; William A. Hoffman, 23, of Stevenson Street; and Natasha Stephens, 31, of Fulton Street.

Charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and felony criminal sale of a controlled substance are: Marcus DuPree, 24, of Woodside Avenue, who is the accused ringleader of the drug operation; Gilbert Reyes, 27, of Altruria Street; Leyla Abdallah, 24, of Altruria Street; War-dell F. Watts, 30, of Fulton Street; Mark L. Minotti, 49, of Ontario Street; Donald A. Cudeck, 23, of Southgate Drive in West Seneca and Hewitt Avenue in Buffalo; and Tameka Johnson, also known as Valerie Parsons, 27, of Franklin Street, Lackawanna. Charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance are: Stephanie R. Kollatz, 21, of Cable Street; Christopher S. Glosser, 24, of Cable Street; and Melanie Mendez, 17, of Germania Street.

Charged with violation unlawful possession of marijuana are: Eric J. Dumas, 21, of Princeton Place, and Lixa Pettengill, 23, of Woodside, who both were given appearance tickets, according to Richards.

Charged with felony criminal possession of marijuana are: Gary Pettengill, 24, of Woodside, and Timothy C. Straw Jr., 20, of Rejtan Street. Pettengill was also charged with two counts of misdemeanor criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Straw also was charged with violation unlawful possession of marijuana and misdemeanor promoting prison contraband. Charged with misdemeanor criminal sale of marijuana and violation unlawful possession of marijuana are: Styles Salter, 17, of Alabama Street, and David D. Price, 17, of Hillside Avenue.

Charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of marijuana and felony criminal possession of a forged instrument are: Jessica Tucker, 18, Jeffery Parker, 22, and Daniel Parker, 17, and Susan Parker, 43, all of the same address on Hillside.

Buffalo police charged the following three people in the past few months:

Shannon Fitzpatrick, 37, of McKinley Parkway, criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Robert Ramos, 28, of Seneca Street, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count each of resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

Alexis Erickson, 25, of Danforth Street, criminal sale of a controlled substance.
my thoughts

Lancaster, NY

#55 Feb 22, 2008
Laura - West Seneca wrote:
<quoted text>
Charlotte......where in WS are these lowlifes selling their stuff. I recently sold and moved out of No. Buffalo to WS just to get into safer neighborhood because we had similar problems.....dealers. Report the scumbags, if I seen anything like this I sure will report it. WS police don't stand still for nonsense like the BPD does.
Start by looking in the WS high schools - EAST and WEST - the majority of the kids are using! Guess where they are getting it from? Their PARENTS! What they can't get from their parents, they get from each other, and they pay good money for it. The Southtowns are NOT immune to the drug problems. Check out Frontier, aka "Heroin high".

These are white, middle class kids with disposable income, a hell of a lot of time on their hands, and NO supervision.

Why don't you people get off your computers, and find out what your kids are REALLY doing? Where are they? Who are they with? It will be an eye opening experience.
confused citizen

Buffalo, NY

#56 Feb 22, 2008
Michele wrote:
<quoted text>
It's in this mornings paper.
not the federal arrest
mark

Rochester, NY

#58 Feb 22, 2008
I live in Wheatfield . Yea - drugs are out here.
I remember my son use to catch the school bus 10 years ago at Krueger Road and Dimatteo Court (Renee Estates)in Wheatfield. The Kids used to smoke weed at the busstop on a dare while their parents were driving to work. The parents of these kids didn't have a clue. It was all about their house in a new subdivision in Wheatfield.I looked at these kids and then met their parents and then I say - now I know. The majority of the problems start at the parents.
THEREALITYCHECK

Keene, NH

#59 Feb 22, 2008
Joe wrote:
What the heck kind of person is this Susan Parker to have two 17 year olds and an 18 year old in her house involved? I wonder if Scott R. Parker, 43, of Seneca Street is connected to this group. I feel bad for the kids being made to be involved in this instead of having a chance at a normal life. "Momma said no food for you if you don't get all the seeds out". Disturbing.
You have no idea what you are talking about. The house wasn't targeted for drugs, read what else the KID was charged with. She had nothing to do with it. When a house is targeted in a raid, EVERYONE in the house is arrested. If the target of the raid has what they're looking for in his/her living area, everyone in the house is still arrested. What is more disturbing is the 4 year old taking the money for the cracked out mother.
THEREALITYCHECK

Keene, NH

#60 Feb 22, 2008
Laura - West Seneca wrote:
<quoted text>
Charlotte......where in WS are these lowlifes selling their stuff. I recently sold and moved out of No. Buffalo to WS just to get into safer neighborhood because we had similar problems.....dealers. Report the scumbags, if I seen anything like this I sure will report it. WS police don't stand still for nonsense like the BPD does.
Unfortunately for you West Seneca is not far enough away from the city. Walk through the high schools. BPD did a great job infiltrating an area that has always been untouchable and yet known for the prevalent cocaine use.
Charlotte

Lancaster, NY

#61 Feb 22, 2008
Laura - West Seneca wrote:
<quoted text>
Charlotte......where in WS are these lowlifes selling their stuff. I recently sold and moved out of No. Buffalo to WS just to get into safer neighborhood because we had similar problems.....dealers. Report the scumbags, if I seen anything like this I sure will report it. WS police don't stand still for nonsense like the BPD does.
Near Allendale Elementary School.

It's sad really. It was a decent neighborhood until these scums moved in.

Not to mention the kid next door has been in rehab long before these scumbags moved in.
Charlotte

Lancaster, NY

#62 Feb 22, 2008
THEREALITYCHECK wrote:
<quoted text> Unfortunately for you West Seneca is not far enough away from the city. Walk through the high schools. BPD did a great job infiltrating an area that has always been untouchable and yet known for the prevalent cocaine use.
That's the problem. It's not far from the city.

You should read the West Seneca Bee this week.

There were TONS of arrests for marijuana in the Town of West Seneca. These jokers aren't even hiding it. The cops stop them and the bags are on the front seat or on the floor in the front.
Charlotte

Lancaster, NY

#63 Feb 22, 2008
my thoughts wrote:
<quoted text>
Start by looking in the WS high schools - EAST and WEST - the majority of the kids are using! Guess where they are getting it from? Their PARENTS! What they can't get from their parents, they get from each other, and they pay good money for it. The Southtowns are NOT immune to the drug problems. Check out Frontier, aka "Heroin high".
These are white, middle class kids with disposable income, a hell of a lot of time on their hands, and NO supervision.
Absolutely!

That's how three boys in one house all were into drugs.

No supervision from the parents.

Parents let them smoke outside around a bonfire held in their backyard (a hole dug into the ground near their pool in a residential neighborhood).

One of their children gets out of rehab and the DAY he does, the same bad crowd comes back to the house with the drugs.

WTF are these parents THINKING!? Oh wait, they weren't home that night. They were at Seneca Niagara Casino.
Tom

Buffalo, NY

#64 Feb 22, 2008
Charlotte wrote:
<quoted text>
Near Allendale Elementary School.
It's sad really. It was a decent neighborhood until these scums moved in.
Not to mention the kid next door has been in rehab long before these scumbags moved in.
Laura, I live in WS too and it is everywhere but I wouldn't be thinking of movuing from WS--Charlotte can blow her horn all she wants--I am at Allendale EVERDAY--WHERE ARE THESE SUPPOSED DEALERS? THE CROSSING GUARDS??WHATEVER?? It is everywhere but you mad the right decision to move here--it is a great town tp raise your children--as long as you parent-REMEMBER:CHILDREN LIVE WHAT THEY LEARN --MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO--DON'T WANT YOUR KIDS TO DO IT --DON'T DO IT YOURSELF--BE THE EXAMPLE-SET THE EXPECTATIONS AND GOALS AND THEN HELP THEM ATTAIN THEM--ONLY YOU DECIDE WHO YOUR CHILDREN WILL BECOME!!!!
u kno

Lancaster, NY

#65 Feb 22, 2008
Drug Dealers dont have to stand on corners our outside at all. In the southtowns they sell them from there houses, in the city they sell them in trap house (drug houses). Drug Dealers arent stupid most know the schdule of the police and usually only will be on the street untill about 4.
The police could make arrests like these everyday. There really needs to be more raids done start getting these young dealers scared. Get at the corner stores, where you can get more then milk and eggs. Do a city sweep south north east and west sides of the city.
Truckin

United States

#67 Feb 23, 2008
Tom wrote:
Yet, day in and day out , there are still scumbags loitering and dealing at all hours at the corner of seneca and babcock
Well then go vigilante and put an end to it Tom, enough with the whining. You wave a Bushmaster AR-15 at them you'll see people scatter.
AGNES GORNY

Buffalo, NY

#68 Feb 23, 2008
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING DONE ABOUT ESTATE SALE LIQUIDATORS!I WAS A VICTIM OF A CERTAIN LIQUIDATOR AND IT HAS COST ME MONEY FOR AN ATTORNEY BECAUSE THEY SUED ME WHEN THEY WERE STEALING FROM ME. SHOULDN'T THEY BE BONDED OR UNDER OATH. WHAT ABOUT THE NAIVE ELDERLY! WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR PARENTS TO GET RIPPED OFF! THANK YOU!

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