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A 28-year-old Buffalo motorist was charged with second-degree assault after he struck a police car and then tried to flee, police said. Andrew B. Goldsmith of Spring Street ran south on Elmwood Avenue after hitting the police vehicle at 615 West Ferry St., at 11:54 a.m. Saturday, police said. He was caught near 654 Elmwood, but broke the glass on the south-facing door o…

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An Orchard Park man was arrested Friday, accused of assaulting his parents. Orchard Park Police said that about 1:20 a.m., a patrol responded to a 911 hang up call from a residence on New Taylor Road in the town.  When the patrol officers arrived, they could hear yelling and fighting inside the house, which they determined to be a violent domestic incident involving a m…

A City of Tonawanda man faces five felony and three misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged incident that happened in August, authorities said. City of Tonawanda Police said Joseph D. Schmitt, 27, is accused of assaulting another man on Aug. 22 who was allegedly pulled into a vehicle, beaten up, thrown out of the vehicle and run over by Schmitt. The dispute ce…

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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, …

A Buffalo man was beaten and injured by three men in front of a Mighty Taco in the 50 block of West Chippewa Street early Sunday morning. Police described the attack as a gang assault. The victim suffered lacerations to his upper lip and face and a possible concussion, police reported. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center by ambulance to be treated for his injurie…

A Hamburg man was arrested by state troopers Tuesday and charged with third-degree assault, according to State Police. Joseph Occhino, 59, allegedly struck a man in the face several times, resulting in a broken nose, according to State Police. State Police said the man provided them with medical records to substantiate his claim. Troopers did not provide a rea…

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree assault for causing severe injuries to a toddler in his care. Marcel Brooks, 26, faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced July 28 by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller. According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, Brooks was caring for his girlfriend's 22-month-old nephew…

A Village of Albion man was airlifted Friday to Buffalo General Hospital after police said he sustained severe head injuries, allegedly in a physical altercation with another man, according to authorities. Albion Police were dispatched at about 1:47 a.m. to an apartment building on North Main Street in the village, where they found the man, Albion Police said. The ma…