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A Northampton Street arrested on third-degree assault and harassment charges is accused of hitting a woman in the face during an argument on Grider Street near Northland Avenue about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect was identified as Jamal Thompson, 23. The victim, police said, refused medical treatment.

NIAGARA FALLS – A swimmer was pulled from the Niagara River late this afternoon after New York State Parks police investigated reports of swimmers between the American Falls and the Maid of the Mist dock.The male swimmer was spotted about 4:30 p.m. and is being questioned. A search for other possible swimmers was continuing.

A Buffalo man faces several charges after police were called to a Niagara Street bar early Sunday for the report of a man with a gun.Jose R. Santos, 30, of Hinman Avenue, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. inside Klub Karaoke, 2081 Niagara, according to a Buffalo police report.When Santos was approached by police inside the bar, he started pulling out the gun, according to th…

A Lockport man was beaten by five men near Main and Allen streets early Sunday.The 37-year-old victim told Buffalo police he was chased and then kicked and beaten by his attackers at about 3 a.m.The police report noted that the attack happened near a bar on Allen, but no further details were provided by a police spokesman on Sunday night.The attackers took the victim’s w…

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With each eviction in his sprawling South District, Buffalo Police Chief Patrick M. Pascall sends home the same message:“Change your behavior or change your address.”Since 2011 more than 150 problem tenants have been evicted from their residences in the district after repeatedly disrupting their neighborhoods with drug sales, illegal weapons, loud music, frequent parti…

If it is an adolescent prank, authorities say it is starting to get old.For the fourth time in recent months, Buffalo police have responded to explosions involving bottle bombs.The latest incident occurred just before 12:30 p.m. Monday when two bottle bombs detonated in the parking lot of the Dollar General store at Bailey and Westminster avenues.No injuries or damage were…

A Lackawanna man who took off when police stopped him for questioning in the 2300 block of South Park Ave. faces several charges, including marijuana possession, police said. Thomas Smith, 20, of Warsaw Street also was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. He was caught after a brief foot chase, police said.

A Baitz Avenue man charged with assault is accused of participating in the mugging of a neighbor on Baitz about 2 a.m. Monday. Pernell Hudson, 33, and an accomplice, who is still at-large, allegedly punched, kicked and stomped their victim.

A Cheektowaga man suspected of trafficking cocaine in Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Elma and Marilla was arrested at Erie Basin Marina about 6:20 p.m. Monday, Erie County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives. William Gonzalez, 38, of Carefree Lane is in Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment today on two felony counts each of criminal possession and sale of a controlle…

A Delaware Avenue man charged Monday with second-degree burglary is accused of breaking into a house in the 1500 block of Delaware and stealing a bat and loose change, then fighting with police who chased him to Elmwood Avenue.Avelllo Pena, 22, also was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny and resisting arrest. He was arrested about 5:30 a.m…

A Berkshire Avenue man arrested Sunday is charged with third-degree assault for attacking ans choking a neighbor during an argument, police said. Donald J. Frazier, 37, also is charged with criminal obstruction and harassment. Further details were unavailable.

Buffalo police have arrested a suspect in the mugging of a woman returning to her car in a business parking lot at Bailey Avenue and Dingens Street about 4:30 p.m. Monday. Barrie Woods, 31, no address listed, is charged with third-degree assault, criminal mischief and harassment. He also is accused of scratching the victim’s car with her keys.

One of the leaders of a counterfeit sneaker ring that stretched from Buffalo to China was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to 27 months in prison.Malik Bazzi of Montreal had previously admitted buying and selling nearly 240,000 pairs of fake Nike sneakers as part of conspiracy that started with a factory in China and ended with retailers in cities …