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>Boy, 11, seriously hurt in attack by 15-year-old

An 11-year-old Buffalo boy was seriously injured Monday afternoon after a 15-year-old boy choked him and stomped on him, police said

The victim was treated in Women and Children's Hospital for a "serious physical injury" after the 2:15 p.m. attack.

Central District police arrested the 15-year-old boy and charged him with felony assault. It was unclear where the assault occurred.


>Man stabbed in the back three times; cousin arrested

A Grey Street man was charged Wednesday with stabbing his cousin in the back three times during an argument, police said.

The victim, Gary Bishop, 27, suffered three puncture wounds to his back. He was treated in Erie County Medical Center and released.

Allen F. McDuffie, 28, was charged with assault and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Ferry-Fillmore District police said they were called to the cousins' shared home in the 100 block of Grey at about 12:30 a.m. for a report of a man stabbed. Police said McDuffie used a small knife to attack his cousin.

Officer Timothy O'Neill reponded to the scene and found McDuffie hiding in the back seat of a Ford Explorer at the home. O'Neill arrested McDuffie at the scene.


>Armed homeowner forces out intruder

A Buffalo homeowner forced an intruder to flee Tuesday afternoon when he pointed his pistol at the man, according to South District police.

The homeowner, who lives in a lower apartment on Edson Street, was inside his home when a man kicked in his door at about 4:29 p.m. and walked in, police reported.

The man, wearing a knitted green hat and green jacket, confronted the homeowner and said, "I'm looking for Dougy."

The homeowner pulled his pistol on the intruder, who ran out of the apartment toward Seneca Street. Police said the homeowner has a valid pistol permit.


>$20,000 in damage nets $4,000 in copper pipes

A thief stole about $4,000 worth of copper pipes during a burglary at a Landon Street business, police said.

A 23-year-old man, representing DSW Home Management, reported the burglary to Ferry-Fillmore District police on Wednesday.

Police said the burglary happened on Jan. 19 when someone entered the business at 121 Landon, stole all the copper plumping and water tanks, damaged the furnace, and busted holes in the wall to take out the copper pipes. The burglar also damaged the front and back door.

Police said the total value of the damage was about $20,000.


>Pizza deliveryman robbed at gunpoint

A pizza deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night after dropping off food at a Miller Avenue home, police said.

The 28-year-old victim told Ferry-Fillmore District police that he was walking away from the home at about 8 p.m. when a man jumped out of a maroon four-door Buick Regal.

The man ran behind the victim, pointed a gun at his back and told him, "Give me everything you got."

Police said the victim complied, handing over undisclosed items, and the man jumped into the vehicle, which was occupied by four other men. The car headed south on Miller.


>Gasport man arrested in home invasion, theft

LOCKPORT -- Police on Wednesday charged a Gasport man in a West Avenue home invasion Jan. 2.

Adam J. Ray, 27, of Ridge Road, was charged with felony counts of second-degree robbery, first-degree coercion and second-degree burglary, as well as two counts of harassment and unlawful possession of a noxious substance. While being booked, he was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic needle.

A West Avenue couple said Ray entered their home through an unlocked back door, knocked them to the ground, pepper-sprayed them and threatened them with a hatchet and a wrench, police said.

Ray made off with 200 prescription painkillers and $190, police added.


>Trip to traffic court proves costly to driver

NIAGARA FALLS -- A woman who parked illegally while at Police Headquarters ended up facing more serious charges Wednesday.

Simone B. Shelton, 32, of Cottage Road, Gasport, was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and a handicapped-parking violation just before 2 p.m.

Shelton, who was in traffic court to pay a fine, was stopped by Officer Russell DeFranco, who said he observed she had been using someone else's handicapped permit illegally, police said.

DeFranco said she was uncooperative, refused to comply with requests to sign a receipt for the seized permit and refused to move on.

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