8.26.13 Gun / Drug Arrest

26 August 2013 by Lt. Todd Umstead

At approximately 5:22 p.m. August 24, 2013, Officer Will Smith observed a suspicious occupied vehicle in a private parking lot in the 1st Blk. of S. Arch Street. Ofc. Smith conducted an investigation and discovered the occupant to be in possession of approximately 44 grams of Marijuana. The suspect’s information is as follows:  


Dennis A. ARCURI 28-year-old male    

AKA: “King D”

43 Boyd St.

Buffalo, NY

The suspect’s vehicle was a rental car not contracted to the suspect. A search warrant was conducted on the vehicle, yielding further contraband. A complete list of items seized follows:

-          103 additional grams of Marijuana

-          2 grams of Crack Cocaine

-          Drug packaging materials

-          $1,022 in U.S. Currency

-          1 SKY 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Holster (reported stolen from Berks County in July 2012)

-          1 Magazine containing 19 Rounds of 9mm Ammo (also reported stolen from Berks County in July 2012) 

ARCURI was discovered to have a prior felony drug conviction in New York. He was charged by Ofc. Smith with RSP (F2), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M), PWID-Marijuana (F), Possession of Crack-Cocaine (M), Persons not to Possess a Firearm (F2) and Carrying a Firearm without a License (F3). He was committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $125,000.00 bail.

All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.