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Mentally disabled woman says aide raped her twice

A mentally disabled woman was treated Tuesday in Erie County Medical Center after she apparently was raped by her patient aide, police reported.

The woman reported that she was raped twice -- two days ago and about two weeks ago -- by the same man, who works as her patient aide, Northeast District police said.

Detectives in the Police Department's Sex Offense Section were notified. Although a suspect has been identified, no arrest has been made.


Collision involving truck injures 3, 2 seriously

Three people were injured about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a three-vehicle crash that involved a Verizon utility truck at East Delavan Avenue and Humboldt Parkway, police report.

A male driver in his late 30s or 40s apparently passed several cars before striking another car and then the telephone company truck. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

A passenger in his vehicle also was taken to ECMC with serious but nonlife-threatening injuries, according to Rural/Metro spokesman Jay Smith. The driver of the other car was treated at ECMC minor injuries. The driver of the Verizon truck was not injured.


Two men with guns invade home on Peace Street

Buffalo police were investigating an apparent home invasion late Tuesday on Peace Street, according to reports.

Residents at 79 Peace St. told police that at about 9:30 p.m., two men in their early 20s forced their way into the house armed with guns. Three people were home at the time.

It was still unknown late Tuesday whether anything was taken, Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said. The robbers were apparently scared off and fled in a red Chevy Astrovan.

No injuries were reported. One woman in the house was taken to a hospital for treatment of apparent shock.


Police arrest 3 in car with missing boy

Three people were arrested after a missing 14-year-old Buffalo boy was found in their car Monday at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, police reported Tuesday.

Luz Flores, 45, of Grant Street, and Elias Medina, 28, and Miguel Lozada, 27, both of Springfield, Mass., were charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said they were denied entry at about 7 p.m. by Canada Customs officials because they failed to provide the proper paperwork.

DeGeorge said Canadian Customs officers checking the boy's identification discovered he had been reported missing from Buffalo. They forced the vehicle to return to the United States.

"The 14-year-old boy is now back with his family," DeGeorge said. "He had been missing for nine days. The boy was classified as a runaway."

The car also contained a large sum of money, police said.

According to police reports, the boy's mother had reported him missing June 7, and his parents had not consented to his traveling to Canada.


Ex-temporary worker charged in credit theft

Officials of a Buffalo financial services company said they blew the whistle on a temporary employee caught stealing from clients.

"We regret that this happened, because it inconvenienced clients and put a blot on our record," said Bob Miller Jr., vice president of Miller Gesko Co.

A former temporary employee admitted Monday that she illegally obtained and used credit cards in the names of three city residents in attempts to obtain goods worth $6,768.

Jamie Guzzetta, 31, pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony charge of access device fraud, the U.S. attorney's office reported Monday. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated.

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