There are those who still live in the shadows,  fearing detection, wondering if they'll wake up to federal agents knocking at their door. But here in Buffalo, there also is a community of undocumented immigrants living openly among us, working in stores and restaurants, paying taxes and even serving in the military. They are people, often entire families, who are …

Niagara Falls police charged a Linwood Avenue man with assault and promoting prison contraband followng a fight on Ninth Street Sunday morning. Brian S. Jones, 38, is accused of attacking a man in the basement of an apartment complex on the 600 block of Ninth around 4 a.m. The victim told police Jones struck him with a pool cue and tried to stab him with a broken piece…

A person was shot in the leg early Monday morning on Elmwood Avenue, according to Buffalo police. The shooting happened at about 1:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Elmwood, between Hertel Avenue and Grote Street, a police spokesman said in an email. The victim, identified only as male, was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he was treated and released. Police did no…

WELLSVILLE – State Police reported Monday they arrested a Wellsville woman on a charge of third-degree identity theft. Gladness D. Jackson, 53, was issued a ticket to appear Tuesday in Ischua Town Court. Troopers said Jackson allegedly opened an account with Seneca Gaming and Entertainment at the Oil Springs Casino, using another person’s information and without …

LOCKPORT – State Police reported Monday that they arrested four people following a fight Friday night outside Brauer’s Restaurant, 6612 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. Charged with third-degree assault were Justin T. Kloch, 30, of Amherst; Joseph T. Marshall, 24, of Lockport; and Brian R. O’Connor, 40, of Sanborn, according to authorities. Charged with second-degree…

LOCKPORT – State Police reported Monday they arrested a Lockport man on drug charges Saturday following a traffic stop. Aaron S. Wysochanski, 19, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree possession of marijuana in addition to a traffic charge, failing to yield the right of way while making a left turn, according to…

An Orchard Park man was arrested Monday morning after a confrontation with a co-worker led to blows, Orchard Park Police reported. Robert J. Wozniak, 58, of Scattertree Lane, was arraigned on charges of third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief, according to authorities. He was released and ordered to return to court next month. Police said they were c…

Buffalo police they have increased patrols in Allentown after two gay men reported they were assaulted outside an Allentown pizzeria over the weekend. Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said detectives in the Central District were "making progress" in the investigation, he said. http://buffalonews.com/2017/02/19/two-men-attacked-outside-allentown-pizzeria/ The two…

Indaysha Chambers will arrive at Buffalo City Court Tuesday with her toddler daughter to tell a judge what happened to the little girl. But the mother is also determined to let her daughter speak out on her own behalf. Leah Shan' Tae Lee, who is almost 3, told a Buffalo News reporter on Monday about the second-degree scalding injuries that covered 16 percent of her …

LEWISTON – An ambulance crew was tending to a patient with multiple stab wounds early Monday when the suspect in the assault emerged from nearby woods and turned himself in, according to police. Shortly after 3 a.m., the Lewiston Police Department received a call about a stabbing at an address on Indian Hill Road, police said. Patrol officers found Evan Stafford, 2…

Two people were arrested and a police officer was injured following a traffic stop Saturday in West Seneca. An officer pulled over a speeding vehicle at about 4 a.m. on Seneca Street because the driver, Eric J. Luman, was traveling 62 mph in a 35 mph zone, West Seneca police said. Luman, 24, failed field sobriety tests and was charged with driving while intoxicated, pol…

As West Seneca police officers had one suspected drunk driver pulled over on Union Road, a second one crashed a vehicle into the back of a police SUV last week, according to authorities. Two West Seneca officers were conducting a traffic stop on the side of the road at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday when they heard squealing tires coming from behind them and a skidding car ap…

State troopers arrested a Sears employee Friday and charged him with stealing $2,500 of store merchandise over a period of time, police reported. Joshua Kendrick, 21, of Williamsville worked at the Eastern Hills Mall in Clarence, where troopers were called Friday to investigate a report of employee theft. Kendrick took items worth approximately $2,500 over a period o…

A 27-year-old Cheektowaga man was charged with drunken driving and other charges after being pulled over by Amherst Police for allegedly speeding in the 1300 block of Sweet Home Road Friday morning. Peter Griffin was charged about 7 a.m. with driving while intoxicated, speeding, making an unsafe lane change and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance after he w…

A Buffalo man was charged with second-degree burglary after Buffalo police found him hiding in a bedroom closet in the 600 block of Riley Street about 5:40 p.m. Saturday. The suspect, identified as James Gardin, 61, remained in custody in the Erie County Holding Center Sunday. Police said Gardin and possible accomplices broke the glass in a back door of the house and f…