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Buffalo police charged a Broadway man in connection with holding a woman against her will late Friday night in his home. Buffalo police arrested 38-year-old Robbie Said and charged him with criminal possession of a weapon, assault, endangering the welfare of a person and menacing. Officers had been told the suspect was armed, possibly with two guns, according to a st…

Two early-morning robberies in two different parts of the city occurred within a half hour of each other Saturday. The first happened around midnight in Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo, where the victim told police he was sitting on a park bench. He was hit on the left side of his head by three males who beat him up and stole his wallet containing $30 and his license. …

Buffalo police made their presence known in the city's University Heights neighborhood over the weekend. Police broke up at least two large parties with underage drinking and loud music early Saturday morning, one on Englewood Avenue and another on Winspear Avenue. One University at Buffalo student attending the party on Winspear was found in a bedroom heavily intoxi…

A Romanian national has admitted that he conspired to defraud Bank of America of more than $150,000 by using skimming devices and cameras at ATMs in Buffalo and Rochester Giovani Hornea, 20, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Hornea,  another Romanian national, Nicolae Sarbu, and others used skimming…

Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies have charged a 35-year-old woman following a one-car accident. Deputies were dispatched at about 9:30 Friday to Brumagin Road in the Town of Chautauqua for the report of an accident, officials said Saturday. Upon arrival, deputies found a vehicle in a ditch with no occupants. After an investigation, deputies later charged Jennifer…

A Hamburg man was arrested by State Police and accused of allegedly sending sexually explicit photographs to two minors, State Police said. Michael C. McFarland, 19, faces charges of first-degree and second-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to State Police on Friday. According to State P…

An investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, State Police and Buffalo Police has resulted in the arrest of a Buffalo man on drug charges, officials said. Luis Matias, 27, was charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute butyryl fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute and distribution of …

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A Buffalo man is accused of punching and choking a woman in front of three children in a West Side apartment early Thursday morning, according to a city police report. Aaron J. Wright, 32, of Crestwood Avenue, was accused of attacking the woman just before 1 a.m., causing one of her eyes to swell shut, according to the police report. He also choked her, causing her to p…

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A driver with a broken-down vehicle waited for a tow truck  early Friday morning in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood. A robber on a bicycle got to her first. At about 3 a.m., the woman was waiting with her vehicle near the corner of Niagara and Garfield streets, according to a city police report. A man wearing a gray hoodie approached on a bicycle and offered hel…

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A Clarence man who failed to stop for a school bus that had its red lights on was pulled over by a state trooper Thursday who charged him with driving while intoxicated, state police said. When a trooper stopped Kevin Herberger, 54, the trooper  noticed the smell of alcohol from inside the car, state police said. The trooper asked Herberger to perform several field …

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Sergio J. Cardenas of Lewiston admitted Thursday that he burglarized his neighbor's house on Ridge Road Jan. 24. The break-in was captured on video. Cardenas, 32, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in exchange for a promise from State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. to sentence him to five years in prison and five years of post-release supervision. Kloc…

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A Bemus Point man was indicted by a federal grand jury on a drug possession charges Thursday after deputies said they found him with 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine, according to the the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Gary L.  Hannold, 41, was arrested about 4:40 p.m.  at his Ellery Centralia Road residence, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's office. Dur…

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A Buffalo man pleaded guilty to shooting a Clarence restaurant owner he had worked for as well as other charges, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Christopher Boyd, 30, who appeared in Erie County Court, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder, the DA's Office said. Boyd also pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree burglary, …

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A Lockport real estate broker admitted she failed to warn a family about lead paint exposure in the home they were buying, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday. One year later, their child was diagnosed with lead poisoning, according to officials at the office. Maureen S. Walck, 72, a broker with RealtyUSA, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judg…

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It was April of 2016, and the jig was about to be up for longtime University at Buffalo administrator Dennis R. Black. UB President Satish K. Tripathi needed to meet with Black, but the vice president for university life and services was traveling again somewhere and unavailable. Tripathi wanted to know why Black was out of town so often, especially since he wasn't subm…