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A 35-year-old man was taken into custody by the Buffalo Police SWAT Team after shots were fired in the first block of Keystone Street just before 2 p.m. Saturday. The man had barricaded himself inside a downstairs flat and was apparently firing shots to the outside through a window with a shotgun, said Michael J. DeGeorge, spokesman for the police department.  Police were…

A male was struck by gunfire shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue, Buffalo police said. His injuries were not considered life-threatening. No further information was immediately available. https://twitter.com/BPDAlerts/status/855977173215326208  

Juan Torres, 42, was arrested at his flat in the 100 block of Eckhert Street by Buffalo police shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. Several hours earlier he allegedly choked a neighbor woman into unconsciousness after punching and biting her and pulled her hair to prevent her from leaving his flat. Torres was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree unlawful imp…

Douglas Anderson, 34, was arrested by Buffalo police about 12:30 a.m. Saturday shortly after investigators said he injured a man and woman during an altercation in a house in the first block of Butler Avenue. Anderson, of Clinton Street, was arrested after allegedly striking the female victim on the head with an iron and repeatedly punching the male victim as two young …

NIAGARA FALLS – At least five cars were broken into overnight Thursday in the north lot of a University Court apartment complex, police reported. Investigating officers were able to track down the owners of two of the involved vehicles, and neither reported anything missing from their cars. The other owners could not be contacted immediately. One owner told police …

NORTH HARMONY – Muhiziwinto Pascal, 33, of Dayton, Ohio was arrested in for aggravated drunken driving on Route 1-86 near the Town of Stowe by State Police and Chautauqua County sheriff deputies. Pascal was remanded to the county jail in Mayville pending further court proceedings here. According to state police Pascal was driving erratically while heading east on I-8…

West Seneca police have charged an 18-year-old town resident with rape and endangering the welfare of a child. Adario C. Morrison is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female victim in August of 2016. The West Seneca Police Family Offense Unit arrested and charged Morrison after obtaining an arrest warrant from the West Seneca Justice Court. M…

LITTLE VALLEY – Douglas G. Howe, 30, of Delevan, who served a brief jail term last fall for sexual contact with a girl under the age of 17 last year, pleaded guilty last week before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz to new felony and misdemeanor charges. District Attorney Lori Petti Rieman said Howe, who was convicted last year of third-degree criminal sexual …

A Town of Tonawanda man crashed his pickup truck into a pole on Young Street in the City of Tonawanda and then fled on foot early Saturday morning, police reported. Officers caught the man a short time later in a backyard off Fremont Street, bleeding from the face and neck. He struggled with officers and was handcuffed so that EMS could treat his injuries, police sa…

JAMESTOWN – Four people were arrested on drug charges Friday following a raid at a Norwood Avenue residence where narcotics were being sold, Jamestown police said. Investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, along with agents from the State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, conducted the raid about 9:14 a.m. and seized methamphetamine and prescr…

A Buffalo man was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to make $1,650 restitution following his arrest in the Walmart on Sheridan Drive in Amherst on Nov. 29, 2016.. Anthony Favors, 29, pleaded  guilty to petit larceny before Amherst Town Justice Kara Buscaglia. Favors' attorney, Susan M. Karalus, said her client was charged initially with fourth-degree gr…

A Cheektowaga man was arrested Friday following two raids led by the Erie County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit resulting in the seizure of about 8 ounces of heroin. Eddie Fields, 45, of William Street was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and felony intent to sell narcotics, said Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard, during a news conference at the Sh…

Richard Hy, the Buffalo police officer who got in trouble for posting joke videos about police work online, was sentenced Friday on a charge that resulted from a confrontation with a teenager  last September. Hy reportedly was off duty when he and another person came upon some teens recording music videos on Collins Avenue in the early morning of Sept. 13. In an int…

Less than two months after nearly 90 people lost their homes and belongings in a fire that gutted the Lafayette Barton Apartments on March 11, the man who started the blaze has pleaded guilty in Erie County Court. A contrite Jonathan Jimenez, appearing before Judge Michael Pietruszka Friday afternoon, pleaded guilty to attempted arson in the second degree, a class C vio…

JAMESTOWN - A 45-year-old Jamestown woman faces a felony cocaine possession charge after a traffic stop Thursday night, police said. Cindy S. Frank was pulled over at about 8:39 p.m. on Lakeview Avenue near Euclid Avenue for failing to keep right, Jamestown police said. An officer saw what appeared to be a large package of drugs inside the vehicle. The substance was …