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>Beating, robbery result in arrest of four

Buffalo police arrested three men and a woman Wednesday evening after a man was beaten and robbed in a Massachusetts Avenue apartment house.

The victim said he had followed the woman into the building to get back $20 she took from him.

Chez Royland, 18; Nathaniel M. London, 19; and Renata London, 41, all residents of the apartment house; and Arthur Pace, 20, of West Avenue, were charged with second-degree robbery. Police said they found them hiding in an upper apartment and attic.

A 49-year-old Columbus Parkway man told police his wallet and cell phone were taken when he was assaulted in the apartment house. He was treated in Buffalo General Hospital for arm and shoulder injuries.


>Man, teen arrested shortly after holdup

Central District police arrested a man and a teenager Wednesday evening shortly after a Richmond Avenue man was held up at gunpoint on Norwood Avenue near Summer Street.

Nelson A. Rodriguez, no age listed, of Bennett Lane, and a 15-year-old boy were charged with fourth-degree weapons possession and fifth-degree possession of stolen property.

Police said the two were spotted on Summer by Lt. Steven Malkowski just after the robbery was reported. The victim said robbers pointed a gun at him and took $27 in cash and a cell phone. The gun turned out to be a black BB gun, police said.


>Drug probe nets suspect in pickup

A Depew man is in Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $1,500 bail after Depew Police stopped his pickup truck on Broadway and arrested him on drug charges early Wednesday.

Jonathan Argentino, 33, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Officers reported that they found several grams of cocaine, some marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the truck.

Police said they arrested Argentino following several weeks of investigation after they received complaints about a man selling drugs from a pickup truck.


>Robbery at tavern results in arrest

David Baxter, 31, of LaSalle Avenue, was arrested on several charges Thursday morning after two men were held up at gunpoint inside the Night Owl Tavern, 2424 Bailey Ave. Police said the robber also fired a shot into a wall.

Police said Baxter was caught in a backyard across the street after he ran away from an officer who spotted him leaving the bar about 10 a.m.

A gun was recovered from a neighboring yard, and cash stolen from the two men was found, officers said. Baxter is charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree menacing and two weapons counts.


>Woman out for a walk robbed of wallet, cash

Two men with a gun took a wallet containing $450 from a woman as she walked at Allen and Franklin streets during the lunch hour Thursday.

The woman told police one of the men demanded, "Give me your wallet." When she refused, he pulled a black gun from his pocket and said, "Give me your wallet or I'll shoot you."

The woman said the robbers fled with her wallet in a green, four-door Buick with tinted windows.


>Canadian denies guilt in beating of officer

LOCKPORT -- A Niagara Falls, Ont., man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Niagara County Court to beating a Niagara Falls police officer with a baton Aug. 27.

John A. Guitar, 43, was charged with causing physical injury to Officer Jon Schuster while Schuster was attempting to make an arrest.

Guitar is free on $5,000 bail, charged with two felony counts of second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.


>Wallet found at Delphi leads to drug arrest

LOCKPORT -- A city man was charged with felony drug possession after a wallet containing four grams of cocaine was found in a men's restroom at the Delphi Thermal and Interiors plant.

Robert M. Entler, 50, of Bright Street was arrested Thursday by Lockport police Capt. Lawrence Eggert and Detective Lt. Scott Seekins after a weeklong investigation.

Police were called Dec. 29 when a wallet containing Entler's identification, $107, two straws and clear baggies with cocaine was found in a third-floor restroom at the plant on Upper Mountain Road.


>Dunkirk man struck, killed by train

SILVER CREEK -- A Dunkirk man was struck and killed by a train late Wednesday as he walked along railroad tracks near Sunset Bay, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report.

Deputies said they found the body of Dennis V. Coniglio, 52, of Central Avenue along the tracks shortly after an 11 p.m. call from CSX rail officials reporting that one of their trains had hit a pedestrian in Hanover.

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