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Missing woman's van recovered near Jamestown

JAMESTOWN -- State Police on Thursday recovered the 2005 Dodge Caravan belonging to Corrie L. Anderson, 36, of Ashville, who was reported missing Tuesday after she failed to pick up her child. It was found in a field south of Jamestown.

Police said they are continuing to search for Anderson, who was last seen at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday leaving Lake County Dodge at 1001 Washington St.

Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police at 665-3113.


Man admits using fake data to get disability payments

A former employee of Delphi Thermal Systems in Lockport admitted Thursday that he used bogus medical records to obtain more than $27,000 worth of disability payments from his employer.

Edgar Robinson, 38, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to felony mail fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott. His fraud case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Robinson admitted that he paid an office worker in a local medical office to create bogus documents that he used in his disability claims, said Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Rogowski.


Electrical equipment panel taken from Tri-Main Center

An electrical equipment panel valued at $178,000 was stolen last week from the Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., according to Thursday's Buffalo police reports.

Northeast District police took a report stating that the valuable electrical panel was removed Oct. 23 without the permission or knowledge of the building owners.


Two accused of using knife to steal steak, wings

A man and woman have been accused of threatening a cashier with a steak knife and stealing 20 steaks and a bag of chicken wings from a Buffalo supermarket Wednesday afternoon.

A quick-thinking cashier ran out of the store and flagged down police who began investigating the 5:30 p.m. robbery at the Super Saver on the 1800 block of Broadway.

Ferry-Fillmore District Officers James O'Donnell and Mark Costantino located Julius T. Marable, 57, of Tudor Road, and Rhonda M. Smith, 39, of Freeman Street, at a residence on Peck Street. The officers recovered the steaks inside a washing machine and the chicken wings in Smith's purse.

Both were charged with first-degree robbery. Smith also was charged with possession of the steak knife.


Teens will spend weekends in jail for fires at mall

Two Cheektowaga teens were sentenced Thursday to spend weekends in jail for the next four months for setting fires in lavatories at the Walden Galleria, at a Buffalo Tim Hortons and in two West Seneca mailboxes.

The two also paid $1,956 each in restitution, and were ordered to stay away from the Walden Galleria and the Tim Hortons at 3407 Main St. for the full five years they will be on court-supervised probation in the case.

Though State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller granted youthful-offender status to Richard Maybach, 17, of Marrano Parkway, and Ryan Nelson, 16, of East Cherbourg Drive, sparing them criminal records, he told them that any more such "stupid acts" will put them in state prison.

They pleaded guilty July 2 to two counts of felony attempted arson and two counts of misdemeanor arson.


Fosdick Street man arrested in Key Bank robbery

A suspected bank robber was arrested at his Fosdick Street home late Wednesday afternoon, several hours after the holdup of the Key Bank branch at 274 Elmwood Ave.

James D. Boyd III, 43, was charged with second-degree robbery by Central District Officer Thomas Nunan, assisted by Officer Thomas Beyer.

Police said Boyd has a 6-year-old daughter who was placed with Erie County child protection workers.

The robber entered the bank about 10:45 a.m. and said, "I have a gun -- give me 50s." A teller told police he repeated the statement three times before getting cash and fleeing. No weapon was displayed, police said.

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