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Police Beat: Batavia woman busted for alleged crack cocaine possession

By Howard B. Owens

Tammy L. Cicatello, 39, of 18 Pickthorn Drive, Batavia, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, 2nd. Cicatello was allegedly observed by a member of the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force buying drugs while in a car in a parking lot of a Batavia business. Cicatello's car was stopped on Clinton Street Road and Drug Task Force members reportedly found two bags of crack cocaine and two crack pipes, along with some other drug paraphernalia. Cicatello was issued appearance tickets.

R.A. Aaron, 39, of 111 Liberty St., Apt. C, Batavia, is charged with disorderly conduct. Batavia Police officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the Green Wolf Tavern at 10:59 p.m., Thursday. While officers were on scene, Aaron allegedly continued to be belligerent and was shouting obscenities while in the parking lot. Aaron also allegedly pushed a police officer.

Brandon C. Dodd, 23, of 128 1/2 State St., Batavia, is charged with harassment, 2nd. Dodd was arrested at 12:43 a.m., today, in Batavia. Dodd allegedly struck another man on the side of his head and also spat on him. Dodd was jailed on $1,000 bail.

Accidents from the state police blotter:

2:43 p.m., March 3, Cato Street, Pavilion, two vehicles; Driver 1: Corey R. Ryan, 20, Le Roy; Driver 2: Kathleen D. Kingsley, 51, of Pavilion. No injuries reported.

Howard B. Owens

I anticipated that question as I was posting this, so I sent Chief Brewster an e-mail.

He said it was a "happenstance observation" by a one-car detail. The agent could pursue one car or the other and chose to go after the presumed buyer.

Now, I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that the agent chose the buyer because the buyer was more likely to have evidence in the car, whereas the seller might not have any product left. That's the most logical explanation I can think of, and I don't want to keep peppering the chief with questions.

I'd also guess, they got some sort of description, if not plate number, on the other vehicle.

Mar 5, 2010, 12:57pm Permalink

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