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A 20-year-old Arcade woman stole a relative's identity and used it to take out more than $7,000 from a checking account, Wyoming County sheriff's deputies said Sunday. Christine M. Barr was arrested Thursday after police investigated fraudulent charges on a family member's checking account. They found that Barr had taken the checking account information, and had been pu…

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A Silver Creek man was charged with menacing early Sunday morning after he was accused of threatening another person with a pair of knives and damaging a cellphone. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance on Howard Street in Silver Creek just after midnight and said that William E. Folts, 31, had approached "another person in a threatening manner…

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A 37-year-old man was charged with drunken driving Saturday after he hit another vehicle while driving the wrong way in Niagara Falls. A State Police patrol in Niagara Falls saw a vehicle driven by Courtney A. Sistrunk of Niagara Falls heading into oncoming traffic on Niagara Falls Boulevard, according to State Police Public Information Officer James O'Callahan. O'Ca…

Police in Wheatfield plan to question the relative of an elderly dementia patient after her bank account was recently "cleaned out" of more than $25,000. The victim's granddaughter contacted authorities last week after learning of the missing money. She told investigators that her grandmother resides in a Niagara Falls Boulevard health care facility, and that only she a…

A man who crashed his car into some bushes while exiting the Niagara Scenic Parkway in Lewiston was charged with driving while intoxicated and taken to an emergency room after police found his blood-alcohol level to be almost five times the legal limit. The evening of April 10 after a caller reported to police that a driver had crashed into some bushes and backed into h…

A 28-year-old woman told Niagara Falls police that a man she knew punched her in the face early Saturday, before a woman used a hammer to smash the side mirror off her car. The victim told police that she attended a party at Maxx's Lounge on Highland Avenue, but had to park a distance away, in front of the Elk's Sunset Lodge. Upon returning to her car shortly after 4 a.…

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A Jamestown man sought on a probation violation in Pennsylvania was arrested on drug charges in West Ellicott early Saturday after Chautauqua County deputies recognized him as he drove away from a business, the Chautauqua sheriff's office reported. Andrew L. Nygren, 23, was found to be driving with a suspended New York driver's license. A K9 dog indicated the presence o…

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A gunman robbed a Riverside 7-Eleven early Friday morning, according to a Buffalo police report. The robber hopped over the counter at the convenience store at Ontario and Skillen streets at 4:23 a.m. and pointed what appeared to be a black handgun at an employee's head, demanding money from the register. The robber swiped more than 40 packs of cigarettes and fled no…

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A Buffalo woman told police a man slashed three of the tires on her parked car earlier this week after she said she accidentally cut him off in the Tops parking lot on Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo. The incident happened just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. The woman told police the SUV driver watched her walk into the store and then damaged the tires while a man and two child…

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A taxi driver crashed into another vehicle when a fare tried robbing him at gunpoint early Friday morning just north of Delaware Park, according to a Buffalo police report. The attempted robbery happened on Middlesex Road between Delaware Avenue and Lincoln Parkway. The taxi driver told police he picked up two men at about 1:45 a.m. at the Utica Street Station at Main a…

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A Hilbert College freshman who is accused of making threats to fellow students was arrested by Town of Hamburg Police this week. Breandan Mantz, 19, of Newark, N.Y., was arraigned Friday in Hamburg Town Court on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and one charge of menacing, all misdemeanors. Town Justice Gerald P. Gorman set bail at $…

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Laurie Brown was watching the news in the living room of her home on Covington Place Thursday evening when she heard an explosion. She opened her door and saw an inferno across the street. “Debris was flying through the air. The smoke was billowing. The flames were shooting up,” Brown said. She ran outside. The sides of the burning house had been ripped off and…

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A 24-year-old Buffalo man has been indicted in the Sept. 27 shootings near Potomac and Parkdale avenues that left a man dead and a woman critically injured, Erie County District John J. Flynn announced Thursday. Tong Rieang was arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio on charges of second-degree murder, second-degree criminal possession of a weapo…

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Two Buffalo men Thursday were indicted by a federal grand jury on conspiracy to sell heroin and other drugs that led to a fatal overdose. According to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr., the indictment alleges that, in mid-November, Dontrell Wise, 32, and Lamario Jones, 31, generally, conspired to distribute fentanyl, which caused the death of an individual identified o…