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Eduardo Martinez, 43, was described as 5-foot-6, 120 pounds, wearing a Navy-blue Yankees T-shirt, white shorts and tan shoes. Police said family members are concerned Martinez could harm himself. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately.

LOCKPORT – State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. on Thursday refused a defense request for another judge to handle Robie J. Drake’s third trial in the rifle slayings of two North Tonawanda teenagers 32 years ago.“I have no bone to pick with you. I will give you a fair trial,” Kloch told Drake.Drake and his attorneys, Assistant Public Defenders Christopher A. Pri…

Six men, including three Busti Avenue brothers, were arrested on drug and gun charges during a raid on a flat in the 400 blockof Busti Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Monday, Buffalo police said.The brothers were identified as Tiyre Conway, 21, Brandon Conway, 19, and Tayquawn Conway, 17. The other suspects: James Clarke, 19, of Holland Place; and Usha T. Chatmon, 18, and John Walk…

DUNKIRK – A Portland man arrested on a marijuana charge was driving erratically on Lake Shore Drive West about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dunkirk Police said. Christopher S. Sleeper, 21, was pulled over at West Seneca and Eagle streets. Police said they found more than 100 grams of high-quality marijuana and a large amount of money in the vehicle. Sleeper was charged with fo…

A woman and two men are charged with second-degree burglary in the break-in at an Abbotsford Place house late Sunday.The suspects were identified as Shaimaa Aakil, 23, of Franklin Street, Christopher J. Lee, 19, of Midland Avenue, Town of Tonawanda, and Zachary R. Dotter, 18, of Edison Street. The three also were charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, criminal mischi…

A Varysburg man was fatally injured Wednesday night in the collision of his car and another vehicle at Broadway and Cemetery Road in Lancaster. Lancaster police identified the victim as Willis Sauer, 74, who had been driving south on Cemetery. The victim, police said, stopped at the intersection but pulled in front of a westbound vehicle driven by an unidentified Marilla …

NIAGARA FALLS – Two suspected drug dealers were charged in separate arrests Wednesday.Narcotics detectives served a warrant on a suspected heroin dealer at 7:15 p.m.y in his second-floor apartment at 2265 Niagara St. Jose D. Garcia, 54, was charged with two felony counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned in City Court on Thur…

LOCKPORT – A Sanborn man pleaded guilty to a drug felony Thursday in Niagara County Court, as he said he obtained a supply of painkillers from a pharmacist he knew by using his neighbor’s empty prescription bottle for a refill.Scott M. Goodman, 37, of Cambria-Lewiston Town Line Road, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was admit…

LOCKPORT – Hollis Stewart of North Tonawanda admitted Thursday in State Supreme Court that he had pornographic images of children on his cellphone in April.Stewart, 38, of Main Street, pleaded guilty to a felony count of possession of a sexual performance by a child. As a second-time felon, he faces mandatory prison time.Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. could sentence Stewart …

A woman was burning mad – so angry, that she torched the clothing and sneakers of a man with whom she was having a disagreement on the patio grill of her Niagara Street home, Buffalo police said.Keturah K. Johnson, 26, was charged with fifth-degree arson and criminal mischief following the temper flare early Saturday, police said. The criminal mischief charge was lodged b…

In January, Norman A. LeBlanc Jr. was considered unfit to be a prosecutor in Lackawanna City Court, but two months later, he was appointed to preside over that same court as an associate judge.Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III had revoked LeBlanc’s authority to serve as a public prosecutor. But in March, Lackawanna Mayor Geoffrey M. Szymanski turned to LeBl…

Two people injured in the crash of a motorcycle and minivan just before 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Grider street remain in critical condition in Erie County Medical Center. Buffalo police identified the motorcyclist as Rafael Maldonado Jr., 43, and the driver of the minivan, Ronald J. Smith, 63, both of Buffalo. The Buffalo police accident investigation unit is …

WARSAW – A malfunctioning carpet-cleaning machine was blamed for a fire that caused an estimated $750,000 damage to a Warsaw business, according to Wyoming County authorities.The fire at Warren’s Carpet Cleaning, 80 Butternut St., was reported at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. It started when a gas-powered carpet-cleaning machine malfunctioned, the county’s Office of Emergency Servi…

NIAGARA FALLS – Two people were charged in the theft of copper during a break-in just before 2 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of Haeberle Avenue.Steven A. Willard Jr., 21, of 20th Street and Cameron A. Paul, 19, of Haeberle Avenue, were both charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools.

NIAGARA FALLS –A laptop computer and jewlery were stolen from a home in the 8800 block of Pershing Avenue Wednesday Afternoon, police said.A resident who returned home discovered a door open and police said there was no forced entry. In addition to the laptop, 75 rings worth $7,500 and 10 pairs of earrings valued at $1,000 worth also were stolen, police said.