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A 19th Street man arrested on assault and other charges allegedly punched a 14-year-old girl in the face on Grant Street about 8:30 p.m. Monday. Brian Partlow Jr., 20, charged with child endangerment, also was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration for fighting with arresting officers, police said.

LOCKPORT – Two men who sold drugs to police informants pleaded guilty in separate Lockport cases Tuesday before State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.DeAndre M. Mathews, 22, of North Avenue, Niagara Falls, and Anthony J. Bennett, 27, of Ashley Place, Lockport, each admitted to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Kloch set sentencing Aug. 15 for …

LOCKPORT – Two men who pleaded guilty in separate robberies were imprisoned Tuesday by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.James A. Connell, 36, of Bellreng Drive, Town of Niagara, drew seven years in prison for stealing about $55 from a clerk at a 7-Eleven store on Hyde Park Boulevard in Niagara Falls June 30. Connell was armed with a knife. He pleaded guilty to a …

A man and a woman arrested by NFTA police officers on Main near Riley streets are accused of attacking a pregnant Buffalo woman about 8:35 p.m. Monday. Cleve Croft, 54, of Madison Street and Amanda Weslowski, 27 of Depew were both charged with third-degree assault and harassment. Police said the two attempted to steal a bus pass from the victim. Weslowski also was ch…

A West Avenue man was charged with obstruction after he attempted to run off after police stopped to question him at Lawrence Place and Massachusetts Avenue about 11 p.m. Sunday, police said. Carlos Rodriguez, 19, also was charged with two counts of harassment and resisting arrest for shoving officers and verbally abusing them, police added.

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 wal…

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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 parties a…

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.