CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A 51-year-old Clarence woman accused of hosting approximately 20 juveniles at her home while they allegedly consumed alcohol is also a daycare provider, according to state records.
Tracy Cicero is listed as the on-site provider for Tracy’s Tots on Palmdale Drive in Williamsville.
She was arrested by Erie County Sheriff’s deputies Saturday night at her Coyote Court home.
Cicero is charged with Public Nuisance 2nd, a class B misdemeanor. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the house for reports of an underage drinking party and a female passed out at the residence.
A deputy arrived just before 10 p.m. and reported several juveniles in the basement, along with open beer cans and alcohol.
According to the deputy, parents attempted to get a hold of Cicero throughout the night but were unable to.
Cicero was found hiding in the home, according to investigators.
The juveniles were released to their parents.
The Office of Child and Family Services, which oversees daycare providers in the New York state, told News 4 they are aware of Cicero’s charges and are currently investigating.
According to records from the Amherst Town Court, Cicero currently has an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD) for a stalking charge. Generally speaking, ACD’s will wipe out a charge as long as the defendant remains out of trouble for a certain period of time.
The ACD is set to expire March 2018 according to court data. Cicero’s new charge in the Town of Clarence could impact the standing of that ACD.
Cicero is expected back in Clarence Town Court to face her Public Nuisance charge July 18.
News 4 has spoken to Cicero’s attorney, Sunil Bakshi.
“We believe that statement does not accurately depict what happened that night and vehemently deny those allegations,” he said regarding the press release sent to News 4 by the Erie County Sheriff’s office, outlining the allegations against Cicero.