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Prisoner is charged with promoting contraband

A Lakeview Correctional Facility inmate was charged over the weekend with promoting prison contraband, after corrections officers allegedly found him with two metal-edge weapons while he was in Attica Correctional Facility.

Thoman Hyson, 27, who is serving time in the Brocton facility for a robbery conviction in Kings County, was charged Friday with promoting prison contraband and criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies, state police said.

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Arrest made in sale of prescription drugs

A Warsaw man is charged with selling prescription drugs to undercover officers, state police said.

Troopers and State Police narcotics officers arrested Nathan W. Campbell, 31, Friday and charged him with two counts each of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies.

Campbell is accused of selling Ritalin and clonazepam to undercover officers, troopers said. He was indicted by a Wyoming County grand jury and ordered held on $10,000 bail by County Judge Mark Dadd.

Warsaw village police assisted troopers with the investigation and arrest.

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Felony DWI charged after hit-run crash

A Batavia man faces drunken driving charges after Genesee County sheriff's officials said he rear-ended another vehicle Saturday night and left the scene of the crash.

Paul E. Reynolds, of Rose Road, was driving west at 5:20 p.m. when he struck another vehicle at Rose and Wortendyke roads in Batavia, officials said.

Reynolds, 57, left the scene but was found by sheriff's deputies a short time later, they said, adding that they found Reynolds to be intoxicated.

Reynolds was charged with felony driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content above 0.18 percent, leaving the scene of an accident, following too closely and operating without proof of insurance, officials said.

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Two shot, one fatally, on Minnesota Avenue

Two people were shot -- one fatally -- Sunday in an early morning incident in Buffalo's University District.

Northeast District officers responded to a call at 1:20 a.m. in the 600 block of Minnesota Avenue, between Bailey Avenue and Eggert Road.

A man and a woman in their 20s were shot, and the woman died, Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said. The man is expected to survive, he added.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Confidential TIP-CALL Line at 847-2255 or e-mail the department at www.bpdny.org.

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Swerving vehicle leads to DWI charge in Fredonia

A Fredonia man was charged with drunken driving early Saturday after police found his blood-alcohol content to be more than twice the legal limit, Chautauqua County sheriff's officials said.

Robert N. Krzyzanowicz, 41, was stopped at about 1:15 a.m. on Central Avenue in the Village of Fredonia after deputies saw his southbound vehicle swerve, they said.

He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after his BAC was measured at more than 0.18 percent, officials said. Krzyzanowicz was issued traffic tickets for Village Court.

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Falls police investigate new round of car break-ins

NIAGARA FALLS -- Police investigated nearly a half-dozen car break-ins in a 24-hour period ending Sunday afternoon, continuing a growing trend in the city.

At least two of the cars had been entered by means of "punching" a door lock, police said. The technique disables the lock and allows easy entry to the vehicle. In the other incidents, car windows were smashed out to gain entry.

Four of the five break-ins occurred in the vicinity of local businesses or in the business lots, including one at the Wendy's restaurant on Niagara Falls Boulevard and one at the Como restaurant. Both those incidents occurred between noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. An Ontario resident lost a global positioning system, other electronics and a bag containing $300 worth of recently purchased clothing in the Wendy's theft, police said. Also stolen was a custom plastic dental mouth guard valued at $500. An Ohio woman lost a purse with a debit card and a camera bag in the Como break-in.

Other break-ins occurred at the Ollie's store on Niagara Falls Boulevard, where a Wisconsin man reported losing tools and golf clubs in a theft that occurred between 2 and 3 p.m.; and outside the Sheesha Lounge on Pine Avenue, where a Walnut Avenue woman lost a wallet containing $160 and a debit card.

The final incident occurred between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday outside a Park Place residence. A laptop valued at $500 was stolen out of a briefcase after a car window was smashed to gain entry.

Police Chief John Chella has identified car break-ins as a major concern in the city in recent days amid growing numbers of incidents citywide. He urged visitors and residents to not leave valuables inside their vehicles while unattended.