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>Deputies arrest six on alcohol charges

SILVER CREEK -- Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies reported that they arrested six young people over the weekend for having open containers of alcoholic beverages in Sunset Bay. Two face additional charges for having alcohol under the age of 21. All were issued appearance tickets. They are:

Amanda J. Campola, 21, of Niagara Falls; Daniel M. Mcgiveron, 21, of Old Lakeview Road, Hamburg; Ryan J. Needle, 22, of Flower Street, Buffalo; Jason Weber, 19, of North Road, Buffalo; Michael Shannon, 23, of Albany; and Andrew J. Weeks, 20, of Salisbury Place, Hamburg.

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>Retired detective shoots himself while cleaning gun

TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- A retired Buffalo police detective accidentally shot himself in the left thigh Friday afternoon while cleaning a handgun inside his Vintage Court residence, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

Charles E. Wilson, 61, told investigators that he neglected to properly empty the weapon before attempting to dismantle it, and that as he did, a round was fired into his left femur.

Wilson was taken to Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, for treatment. Investigators said the shooting was accidental and that no charges would be filed.

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>Country club fence damaged in DWI crash

YOUNGSTOWN -- A fence surrounding the Niagara Frontier Country Club was damaged in crash about 7:15 a.m. Saturday attributed to drunken driving, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

Matthew J. Hilts, 23, of Youngstown, told police he was eastbound on Youngstown Road when a deer crossed in front of his car. Hilts said the car clipped the deer, veered into a roadside sign and then continued on into the fence.

Hilts told deputies that although he had been drinking earlier, he initially fled the scene, walked home and consumed three or four shots of whiskey before returning to his car, arriving just as deputies did.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, as well as failure to keep right. His heavily damaged car was towed from the scene, deputies said. No sign of any injured deer was found in the area, they added.

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>Delta Sonic robbery under investigation

West Seneca Police are trying to determine who broke into a Delta Sonic car wash on Ridge Road early Saturday and stole two charity boxes.

A surveillance video camera was running when the man threw a concrete block through a window to enter the business. The man then stole two boxes of cash for a charity benefiting animals, known as "Cause for Paws."

The amount of money stolen was not disclosed.

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>Police watching out for girl in Amber Alert

Buffalo police are watching out for a missing 6-year-old girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert in Ohio.

Cleveland police said Serena Kaviris, who allegedly was abducted by her noncustodial mother on Saturday morning, may be headed to Buffalo.

Police said the girl was taken from a youth home where she was staying. They identified her mother, Lithia Kaviris, 32, as the alleged abductor. Authorities said the mother was driving a maroon 1996 Mazda with Arkansas license plates.

"We've been given no specific reason why they believe she might be headed for Buffalo, but officers are looking out for her," Buffalo Police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said Sunday night.

The girl was described as white, about 3-foot-6, 55 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans when last seen, police reported.

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>Protective Services called after boy falls out window

NIAGARA FALLS -- Child Protective Services was called Saturday evening after a young boy fell from a second-story window of his 18th Street home, police said.

The child, nearly 3 years old, was relatively unscathed following the 7:30 p.m. incident, suffering only a scratch and complaining of neck pain, police said. He was taken to Women & Children's Hospital, Buffalo, for evaluation and treatment.

His 22-year-old mother told police he fell out the window while playing a game called "Indiana Jones." They said the residence was not adequately clean and there was insufficient food on hand to sustain the family.

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>Man killed, 4 injured in head-on crash in Gerry

GERRY -- A man was killed and four people were hurt in a head-on collision about 7:40 p.m. Saturday on Route 60, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report.

Jerome F. Kubera II, 27, of East Front Street, Dunkirk, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies said Kubera was trying to pass another vehicle when he collided with an oncoming vehicle driven by Thomas J. Douglas, 21, of Sunset Avenue, Lakewood. Douglas was taken to Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, with head and leg injuries. His three passengers -- Amy Hogg, 20, of Jamestown, Melinda S. Albright, 20, of Corry, Pa., and Jessica Lindell, 14, of Jamestown, also were hospitalized.

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