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Matt Gryta covers city police and crime for The Buffalo News.


Greg Knight, 29, of Spruce Avenue was arrested by Buffalo police as he was injuring a woman during an incident in her Sweet Street home late Sunday afternoon. Knight was arrested as he was allegedly assaulting the woman on the floor of her home in the first block of Sweet about 5:10 p.m. The woman was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of …

Stanford L. Gray, 22, of Dartmouth Street, was arrested by Buffalo Police at the Juneteenth Festival in Martin Luther King Jr. Park late Saturday afternoon. After allegedly being observed by officers who knew him as a "known gang member" and being stopped for questioning, Gray allegedly tried to run away but was arrested in the park by officers about 4:04 p.m. Saturday.…

Jose A. Roman, 20, of Grant Street was arrested by Buffalo police after he allegedly shot his mother's boyfriend, Steven Jobson, 33, four times with a BB gun. Jobson reportedly was arguing with Roman's mother in her home in the 1300 block of Kensington Avenue about 10 a.m. Sunday. Roman was charged with second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapo…

The family that lives at 80 West Hazeltine Ave. in Kenmore needed Red Cross assistance for temporary housing after their two-story home was severely damaged in a fire Sunday night. Kenmore fire crews were called to the home about 8:55 p.m. and had the fire out about an hour later. Four people in the family were received assistance in finding a place to stay because of t…

Local News

An 87-year-old East Aurora woman has died after a crash Sunday afternoon in West Seneca, police said Monday. Mary L. Young's car was struck just as she turned off Leydecker Road onto Southwestern Boulevard at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, according to West Seneca Police. Young was rushed to the Erie County Medical Center where she had been listed in critical condition. Se…

A residence at 332 Oakvale Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda was struck by lightning during the area's thunderstorm Sunday afternoon. Though police and fire departments were alerted to the incident at 3:52 p.m., a check of the house showed no one was injured and no fire was caused by the strike. National Grid sent a crew to assess the house's utility services.

Raymond Burrows, 30, of Central Falls, R.I., was pulled over by state police while allegedly speeding on Route I-86 in North Harmony late Friday. Burrows also was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after a container containing marijuana vegetation was found, according to an arrest report. James Rosengren, 48, of Frewsburg, was arrested on drunk driving charge…

The shooting of an unidentified man on Wyoming Avenue about 7:15 p.m. Saturday is being investigated by Buffalo Police. Michael J. DeGeorge, spokesman for the department, said the man was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of an apparent non-life-threatening leg injury. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police…

About 800 residents in the Hertel Avenue-Voorhees neighborhood reportedly lost power briefly Saturday evening when an underground electrical cable split at a facility near that intersection. The outage was initially reported about 8:10 p.m. and Buffalo Fire Department crews were dispatched to that area. Buffalo Police directed traffic near the intersection while Nationa…

LITTLE VALLEY – Ronald J. Kuhaneck Sr. pleaded guilty before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz last week to drunk driving charges from Olean and Salamanca. Kuhaneck, 50, of Buffalo pleaded guilty to felony charges of driving while intoxicated and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance when he was arrested in Olean last July 30, said District Att…

A 4-year-old boy was injured when he was struck by a car at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the first block of Kail Street in Black Rock. Police reported that the child was hit when he ran into the street from between parked cars. Buffalo Fire Department emergency medical services responded and the boy was taken to Women and Children's Hospital, where he was treated for non…

Buffalo Fire Department crews got a woman and child safely out of a burning two-story frame house at 87 Kamper Ave. just before 8 p.m. Saturday and extinguished the blaze with no injuries reported. But what began as a call about a burning garbage tote that was close to the house ended up causing $40,000 damage to the house, which is near Seneca Street, and $15,000 damag…

Evan Ryan, 22, was arrested near his home on Forest Avenue near Niagara Street shortly after allegedly assaulting a woman during an argument late Saturday morning. Ryan was charged about 10:45 a.m. with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. No word from police on whether the 20-year-old alleged victim needed medical treatment.

John S. Ball, 58, of Southampton Street was arrested by Buffalo police on drug and trespass charges in the lobby of a Central Park area apartment building early Saturday. After responding to a 911 call, officers reported finding Ball in a stairwell in the lobby of the building in the 2700 block of Main about 5:40 a.m. After allegedly finding he had two glass crack pipes…

Crime

Alonzo Holloway, 28, of Gerald Avenue and Sarina Pryor, 25, of Kermit Avenue were arrested in Pryor's flat by Buffalo Police after they allegedly intimidated another woman with firearms early Saturday. Police reported seizing  a 12-gauge shotgun, a .22-caliber long rifle, five containers of cocaine and 14 marijuana plants from the flat, according to an arrest report. …