>26 arrests reported during, after Bills game
Twenty-six people were arrested during and after the Buffalo Bills game Sunday in Orchard Park, police said.
The individuals arrested, all believed to be Bills fans, were charged with various counts ranging from possession of alcohol, criminal trespass and possession of marijuana to criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Most of those arrested were later released on bail with an appearance ticket, according to Orchard Park police. But three were held in the lockup at Orchard Park Police Headquarters for arraignments.
>Police charge student who hit assistant principal
Police charged a student at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, 450 Masten Ave., with assault Friday after the youth struck an assistant principal who was among those staff members trying to break up a fight between him and another student.
The unnamed assistant principal suffered bruises and swelling to his upper body. The unidentified student was charged with assault.
>Two vacant houses damaged by fire; arson suspected
Arson is suspected in a fire that caused $40,000 damage Sunday to two vacant houses on the East Side.
Buffalo firefighters responded to a fire at 419 Johnson St. shortly before noon. The fire caused $30,000 damage to the structure and another $10,000 to a house next door at 417 Johnson.
>Relative of slain owner threatened in same deli
The brother-in-law of a deli owner murdered last November found himself threatened by a young man with a knife at the same Fillmore Avenue store over the weekend.
Mohammed A. Alnasafi took over running the deli to support Lutf Myheeb Saeed's widow and three young children after Saeed was fatally shot in the chest during a midmorning robbery last Nov. 15. Police arrested a 15-year-old and a 13-year-old in the killing.
Alnasafi had his brush with danger Friday when a suspected crack dealer ran inside the deli at Fillmore and Rodney avenues after spotting police and tried to hide the drugs on a grocery shelf, authorities said.
When Alnasafi asked the man to leave, he was threatened with a knife, according to police.
Northeast District Officers Ronald Ammerman and Wendy Collier investigated the case and at 5:30 p.m. Sunday arrested Demetrius Johnson, 22, of French Street, on charges of menacing and false impersonation.
The same two officers located a witness in the fatal shooting of Saeed, which resulted in the arrest of the two teenagers last year.
>Weekend traffic stops lead to several drug charges
Several motorists face drug possession charges after their driving caught the eye of Buffalo police over the weekend.
Officers said they stopped Terrance Malone, 28, of Main Street, at Decker Street and Bailey Avenue overnight Saturday after they noticed he wasn't wearing a seat belt.
Malone was driving a rental car without permission, police said, and had an outstanding warrant against him.
A search of the car found marijuana in the glove compartment and ashtray, plus three bags of the drug in Malone's jacket pocket. Police charged him with possession of marijuana and failing to wear a seat belt.
Broderick Edgerton, 32, of Shirley Avenue, was pulled over a little after midnight Sunday after police determined he was driving a car with stolen license plates. They found crack cocaine during a search of the car. Edgerton was charged with possession of a controlled substance and stolen property.
Police stopped a car that had run a stop sign at about 6 p.m. Saturday and said they observed Vanessa Dunston, 41, of Southampton Street, toss crack cocaine out of the car. The car was driven by Roy Harris, 46, of Kosciuszko Street, who had an outstanding warrant against him. The two were charged possession of a controlled substance. Harris also faces driving charges.
Police pulled over a car that ran a red light at Northland and Fillmore avenues at about 11:15 p.m. Friday and saw the driver stuffing marijuana and crack cocaine in his pants. Police said Jacobi Lovett, 28, of Gibson Street, fought with them when they went to arrest him.
Lovett faces multiple charges, including drug possession, obstructing governmental administration and several driving violations. He also was charged with an outstanding warrant on burglary-related charges.