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A teenaged boy was injured Monday after his bicycle struck a motor vehicle at West Delavan Avenue and Chapin Parkway, according to a spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department on Monday night. The incident happened just after 7 p.m., when a 15-year-old boy ran into a vehicle that was headed east on West Delavan Avenue, according to the Buffalo Police spokesman. The …

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Patrick Crowley took the call a few nights ago, while he was on the job as a Buffalo cop. The voice on the other end told the officer he'd won a departmental award, and invited him to the annual presentation at Buffalo Police Headquarters. Crowley wasn't buying it. "Come on," he said. He figured it was one of his buddies having some fun with him. But then he saw t…

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Buffalo Police reported an arrest shortly after a hit-and-run at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Philadelphia and Ontario streets in Riverside. No details on the arrest have been reported. Injuries to the female pedestrian appear to be serious, according to police.

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Buffalo Police charged Jazell Huntsman, 40, no permanent address, after he was accused of entering a bowling alley in the Monarch Housing Complex just after 10 p.m. Friday and arguing with one man, threatening several people with a knife, and slashing one man on the left hand. When police arrived, Huntsman ran and refused to stop. He was apprehended at Forest Avenue…

A 28-year-old man was struck multiple times by gunfire Sunday night in the 100 block of Crowley Avenue, Buffalo police reported. The shooting happened about 9:40 p.m. on the residential street in the Riverside neighborhood. The victim was transported to Erie County Medical Center with apparent non-life threatening injuries, police said. …

A delivery driver for Master Pizza told police that when he was taking an order to Emerson Place he was robbed at gunpoint of food and $150 in cash at 12:20 a.m. Sunday. Two men, including Khalil Burney, 21, of East Utica Street and an unknown accomplice allegedly called and then robbed the driver, police reported. The accomplice had been armed with a black handgun,…

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…

Buffalo Police said they took a man and a woman into custody Wednesday in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery man on the East Side. The incident occurred just after 6 p.m. at Clinton and Lord streets, according to a Buffalo Police spokesman. The identities of the pair were not released by police. The two individuals taken into custody may have been arm…

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If you want the secret, maybe it was the shoes. Officer Patrick McDonald does not wear your grandfather's thick-soled leather police shoes. He wears jet black, uniform-matching, department-approved black Under Armour sneakers, which allow him to be nimble in any number of split-second on-the-job situations. Let's say, for instance, he was playing wide receiver in a game…

A Buffalo man who admitted to raping two women at his Busti Avenue residence in the fall of 2015 faces five to 25 years in state prison when he is sentenced Nov. 3 in State Supreme Court. Aaron Lucas, 38,  pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree rape before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller. Lucas forced the women to engage in various sexual acts by …

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Buffalo Police made an arrest Tuesday in connection with a Nov. 21 shooting and home invasion at a residence in the first block of Clayton Street, off Military Road and Hertel Avenue, a spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department said. Keion Robbins, 23, of Buffalo, was charged with robbery, burglary and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the case, accor…

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The Buffalo Police Department confirmed in a tweet Monday that it had recovered a gun in connection with a shooting near Frank A. Sedita Academy on the city's West Side earlier in the day. https://twitter.com/BPDAlerts/status/876959770527268864 Sedita School #30 was briefly placed on lockdown just after 3 p.m. Monday, following reports of gunshots fired in the vicini…

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A man who was wounded in a shooting Wednesday at Clinton Street and Fillmore Avenue was listed in critical condition, Buffalo Police said Wednesday night. The 20-year-old victim was transferred to Erie County Medical Center from Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo, according to Buffalo Police. A second man connected to the shooting, who was described as being in his mid …

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Buffalo Police on Monday were continuing their investigation into whether a teenager may have accidentally shot himself in the foot just after 10 p.m. Sunday night near Bailey and Andover avenues, Buffalo Police said. The youth was treated at Erie County Medical Center, according to Buffalo Police. Police also were investigating another shooting incident that occurre…

Buffalo police arrested a man early Monday, after a witness told officers that a woman was being raped in the vicinity of Walden Avenue and Miller Street. Damani A. Crolle, 43, of Buffalo was arrested about 3 a.m. by officers when they discovered Crolle holding a woman against her will, police said. Crolle had violated a court order of protection that required him to st…