>North Collins man killed while running near truck
Erie County sheriff's investigators returned to the scene of a traffic accident Wednesday in an attempt to determine how a North Collins man was fatally injured Tuesday evening.
David P. Haldon II, 20, was pronounced dead on arrival at Tri-County Hospital in Gowanda at 7:45 p.m., authorities said.
"We're investigating the possibility that while running alongside a friend's truck, he may have fallen under the truck," Sheriff's Patrol Chief Dennis Rankin said.
The accident occurred on Harrison Avenue in North Collins.
>Truck driver robbed of cash, but wallet is returned
A truck driver from West Unity, Ohio, was robbed Tuesday afternoon while he was waiting for his truck to be unloaded on Dorothy Street, police said.
Two men approached the truck driver at about 1:30 p.m., and one asked him if he wanted to buy a laptop computer, South District police said.
According to police reports, when the driver replied that he didn't have that kind of money, the man asked how much money he had, and the driver replied, "Not much."
That's when the man demanded the driver's wallet, and he complied by handing it over.
The robbers stole $160 from his wallet, gave the wallet back to the victim, and fled.
Police said they left behind a laptop computer box, which contained junk.
>Woman confronts burglar, who then flees with items
A Zittel Street woman walked into her home Tuesday afternoon and found a burglar standing in her dining room, police said. The burglar responded by opening her front door and running down Zittel Street.
When he left, the woman discovered that her window had been pried open and an upstairs bedroom ransacked sometime between 10:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m, according to South District police.
The man stole about $220 worth of gold jewelry, two Playstation 2 games valued at about $40. He also stole two Celine Dion tickets valued at $305.
The burglar was described as a white man, about 5-foot-8 and 110 pounds, with a slim build, wearing a blue hooded shirt, and blue sweat pants.
Police said he also walked with a limp.
>Sentence in bomb threat at Daemen is time served
A former Daemen College student was sentenced Wednesday to time served for making bomb threats against her former school.
Carmalla Arrington, 51, of North Buffalo, was sentenced to the six months that she already served in federal custody after her arrest by Buffalo FBI agents in September 2004.
Authorities believe Arrington suffered a mental breakdown and did not actually intend to cause harm when she sent letters threatening to bomb Daemen's May 2004 graduation ceremonies.
She took a plea deal in August, admitting she had sent hoax letters, and she apologized for her conduct during her sentencing before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
>Car stolen; debit card inside used to buy gas
A car was stolen from a Buffalo woman's home Wednesday morning, and the thief quickly used a debit card that was found inside the vehicle, police said.
South District police said the woman discovered at about 8:30 a.m. that a thief had stolen her gray 2005 Saturn from her home on Kimberly Avenue.
A debit card, belonging to a man, was stolen from the car and used at two gas stations in Lackawanna for a total of $187, police said.
>Gun aimed at driver on Maryland St. misfires
A Niagara Street man escaped injury when the gun of a man who tried to shoot him at Maryland Street and Prospect Avenue at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday misfired twice, Buffalo police said.
The victim told police a Ford Explorer pulled up alongside his vehicle and the gunman, a passenger in the SUV, aimed the handgun at him. The SUV drove off north on Prospect.
>Computer equipment taken from community center
A community center on the city's East Side was targeted by thieves who stole computer equipment Tuesday night, police reported.
Northeast District police said the theft happened sometime between 5:30 and 6 p.m. at the Delavan-Grider Community Center at 877 E. Delavan Ave.
>Red Cross aiding family after fire damages home
The Red Cross is assisting a Buffalo family after their Niagara Street home was heavily damaged by fire Tuesday night.
Fire officials said the blaze started in the kitchen at about 11:20 p.m. at 925 Niagara. The family escaped from the house, but the blaze quickly spread throughout the 2 1/2 -story home.
Damage was estimated at about $60,000 to the building and $30,000 to the contents.