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MAN ARRESTED IN FRACAS AFTER EJECTION FROM BAR

A Grand Island man was arrested early Sunday after refusing to leave a bar on West Chippewa Street, Central District officers said.

Robert Bojarski, 25, of Baseline Road, was forcibly ejected by security at McMonkeys at 3:45 a.m. after he became hostile, according to the police report.

Police said that after they arrived, Bojarski fought with Officer Rob Johnson and had to be chemically sprayed and subdued. After being placed in the back of a patrol car, he kicked out the rear window frame, they added, causing damage exceeding $250.

Bojarski was charged with felony criminal mischief, obstructing government administration, resisting arrest, trespassing and harassment.

Police identify victim
of Saturday shooting death

A man who died Saturday after being gunned down on Hewitt Avenue was identified Sunday by Buffalo homicide detectives as Maxime Myrtil, 24, of Dartmouth Avenue.

Investigators had no new leads Sunday in the death, said Capt. Joseph Riga, head of the city's Homicide Bureau.

Myrtil, who was shot at least twice, was left in the middle of the street in the 300 block of Hewitt, near Suffolk Street. He died shortly before 7 p.m. in Erie County Medical Center.

Man falls from snowmobile,
is badly hurt; arrest made

CHERRY CREEK -- A Town of Hamburg man was seriously injured and another was charged with snowmobiling while intoxicated after a sledding accident Saturday on Thorton Road, Chautauqua County sheriff's officials said.

Authorities said Ralph L. Lowman, 26, of McKinley Parkway suffered a massive head injury when he fell off the back of a snowmobile traveling west on the southern shoulder of the road and was run over by a sled operated by Sean D. Conklin, 24, of Glenwillow Drive.

The two men were traveling in the same group, officials said.

Lowman was taken to WCA Hospital, Jamestown, then transferred to Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, where he remained in critical condition today.

Conklin was charged with operating a snowmobile while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a chemical test and operating a snowmobile without insurance.

Driver ejected from car
in crash is hospitalized

A North Java man narrowly escaped death Sunday night when his speeding 1986 Saab struck a telephone pole and ejected him on Whitney Road in Holland, state police said.

"I walked up to that wreck and said, 'Where's the body?' " said Trooper Daniel Deacon. "But I understand he'd gotten up and walked to a nearby house for help."

The Saab was wrapped around the pole, the trooper said, with the front end no more than 18 inches from the rear end. The accident happened about 8:30 p.m.

Justin George, 26, of Pinehurst Drive, who suffered internal and head injuries, was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition today.

Deacon said charges are pending further investigation.

Woman charged with using
a belt to whip her son

A young mother in the Langfield projects was arrested Sunday by officers of the Municipal Housing Authority who said she whipped her son with a belt.

Police said the boy, whose age was not available, was taken to Sisters Hospital about 1 a.m. by his uncle, Ahmed McEntire, of Bailey Avenue. McEntire told police that on Friday night the mother had whipped the boy with a belt, resulting in numerous welts, bruises and cuts to his back, arms and legs.

Lakisha M. Stone, 24, was charged by Officers Daniel J. Granville and Andrew J. Kiefer with felony assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Molotov cocktail hits home,
triggers $60,000 blaze

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at a house at 65 Wright Ave. Sunday, setting fire to the house and causing $60,000 damage.

Two adults and a child were given refuge by the American Red Cross. A Buffalo firefighter was treated for an injury and released.

Damage was estimated at $40,000 to the building and $20,000 to its contents.

Monkey at petting zoo
bites off tip of girl's finger

FORT ERIE, Ont. -- A spider monkey bit the end off the finger of a 6-year-old girl Sunday afternoon at Steve's Petting Zoo on Stevensville Road.

The Niagara Regional Police said the Crystal Beach girl, accompanied by her father, had been petting one of two monkeys and then put her finger inside the cage. One of the monkeys bit one centimeter off the end of her right index finger.

The girl was taken by ambulance to Greater Niagara General Hospital, but physicians were unable to reattach the recovered portion of her finger.

Police say man had TV set
and VCR taken in burglary

Police arrested an East Side man Sunday after reportedly finding him in possession of a television set and videocassette recorder that had been taken in a burglary on Roehrer Avenue.

Officers said Anthony Lee, 23, of Montana Avenue had taken the stolen property to Oakmont Avenue near Suffolk Street. He was charged with felony burglary and possession of stolen property.

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