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

Buffalo police on Saturday arrested two Buffalo men suspected of scamming a woman by selling her a fake laptop on Feb. 25. Marvin Royster of Collins Walk and Clyde Brown of Barthel Street, both in their 40s, are charged each with second-degree scheme to defraud and petit larceny. The two were arrested in a store in the 2100 block of Elmwood Avenue, where the swindle beg…

A 4-year-old boy who was struck by a car when he ran between parked cars and into traffic on Grant Street Sunday afternoon is in critical condition in Women and Children's Hospital, Buffalo Police said. The boy, who has not been identified, was struck in the 200 block of Grant about 1:30 p.m. An investigation is continuing, according to police. No charges have been f…

HARTLAND – A man who was critically injured Wednesday night when he was ejected from an ATV that crashed into a parked trailer on Rose Road died Sunday in Erie County Medical Center, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office announced. Douglas R. Baldwin, 69, was flown to the Buffalo trauma center shortly after the accident about 9:40 p.m., according to the Sheriff's Office…

Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns on Sunday said he will urge state legislators Monday to block the move of patients from the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. During a news conference outside the gates of the adult facility at 400 Forest Ave., Kearns was joined by Dave Chudy, coordinator of the Save Our WNY Chi…

Total damage was estimated at $95,000 from a fire late Sunday afternoon that damaged a duplex and home in the 700 block of Taunton Place, North Buffalo. Buffalo fire officials said the Red Cross was providing temporary assistance to four adults and a child. Officials said the fire originated in a duplex at 758 Taunton and the blaze was brought under control within 12…

A Decker Street man is accused of harassing a woman and hurling bricks at her car Saturday morning. Mark E. McCarthy, 33, was charged with felony third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. He was arrested by Buffalo police at Delaware Avenue and Nottingham Terrace about 10 a.m. Police said the suspect forced his way into the victim's car at a gas s…

A Condon Avenue man is accused of drunken driving after veering onto the sidewalk and nearly striking a parked car in the 2100 block of Niagara Street about 9:45 p.m. Friday, Buffalo police said. Sai Thi Ha, 40, posted a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent, more than twice that state's legal limit, police said. A a bottle of vodka was found in his car, police added. …

Two men  are facing drug charges after Buffalo police spotted them sharing a bottle of cognac in the 1100 block of East Ferry Street late Friday. Jordan Williams, 20, of Buffalo and Trevon Howard, 18, of Lackawanna  were charged with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Both remained in cu…

A Curtis Street man arrested late Friday is accused of stabbing a neighbor in the back. Tyrone Sanger, 43, is charged with felony assault. He was arrested about 9:50 p.m. in the third block of Curtis, Buffalo police said. The condition of the victim, a man who  was taken by ambulance to the Erie County Medical Center, is unknown.  Sanger remained in custody at the …

ELLICOTTVILLE  -  A Bolivar man who failed to signal a turn on Hughey Alley about 9:25 a.m. Saturday has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated, State Police said James J. Jurbala, 49, posted  a blood-alcohol level of 0.31 percent, nearly four times higher than the state's legal limit. He also was charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated a…

ELLICOTTVILLE -  An Atlanta man arrested  about 11:48 p.m.  Friday is charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after being stopped for failing to signal for a turn on  Route 219, State Police said. Eamonn P. Gleeson, 50,  posted a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than twice the state's legal limit, police based at Ellicottville said.  

Amherst police said a Rochester man who nearly  caused a multi-vehicle crash on the Youngmann Highway near Millersport Highway  has been charged with reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Elijah L. Greer, 20, was remanded to Erie County Holding Center in lieu of bail after pleading innocent before Amherst Town Justice Kara A. Buscagl…

Buffalo police and a Buffalo Fire emergency medical service unit were sent to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center on Forest Avenue about 4:45 p.m. Saturday after a nurse was reported knocked unconscious by a patient. Further information was unavailable.