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Help asked in finding missing Olean man

OLEAN -- Olean police were looking for Dwayne Motley, 35, who was last heard from 7:35 p.m. Tuesday when he telephoned his wife. He informed her that he was en route to Olean from Buffalo and that he was stopping at the Springville Wal-Mart.

That was the last known contact with Motley. He was driving a 1989 white Jeep Cherokee with New York license plate DAG 9610. Anyone having any information on Motley's location should call the Olean police at 376-5678.
The situation turned violent when one of the men accused the other of paying too much attention to his girlfriend, police said.

Fuller fled the house, and Gross called 911, police said. Fuller was being evaluated at ECMC; Gross was listed in stable condition.

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Two suffer stab wounds in party dispute

A late-night dispute ended with two men in Erie County Medical Center with cuts and stab wounds.

Justin R. Fuller, 19, was stabbed on the left side of the neck and twice in the back after a night of partying with Marquis Gross, 22, in Gross' home on Hinman Street, according to Buffalo police.

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Bus collides with van; six sent to hospital

An NFTA Metro bus collided with a van Saturday evening at East Utica Street and Wohlers Avenue, sending six people to area hospitals.

Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Two children were taken by Rural Metro Ambulance to Women and Children's Hospital; two adults went to Erie County Medical Center; and two other adults to Sisters Hospital.

Five of the injured were in the van and another was on the bus.

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Leroy Avenue home hit by gunshots, fire bomb

Buffalo police were investigating two attacks on a Leroy Avenue home -- one of which caused extensive fire damage.

The first attack occurred Friday around 10 a.m. when multiple gunshots were fired into downstairs and upstairs windows and a downstairs storm door. Bullets lodged in walls and ceilings, while a resident slept in a rear upstairs bedroom, police said.

The second attack took place at about 2 a.m. Saturday, when a firebomb containing an unknown substance was tossed into the home.

Investigators recovered a large amount of crack cocaine and money in the rear bedroom closet of the house.

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Stakeout at pharmacy nets burglary suspect

A stakeout by West Seneca police of a pharmacy on Orchard Park Road that has been burglarized several times recently resulted in an arrest Saturday.

Charged with felony burglary, criminal mischief and resisting arrest was Thomas A. Robbins of Grant Street, Depew.

Police had staked out the Western New York Medical Park Pharmacy, 550 Orchard Park Road, for the past months because of four burglaries during which large amounts of narcotics were stolen.

Robbins allegedly smashed a side security door about 6:10 p.m., and pried open the pharmacy's steel doors with a crowbar -- only to encounter Officer Kenton May, who was inside as part of the stakeout.

Robbins fled to a nearby parking lot, where May and two other officers apprehended him.

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Ontario man sought in shooting death of boy

ST. CATHARINES, ONT. -- Niagara Regional Police are searching for a 29-year-old man who is wanted in connection with the death of an 8-year-old boy who was found shot in the back early Saturday.

Jordan Smith of St. Catharines was pronounced dead in St. Catharines General Hospital shortly after being transported by ambulance from the apartment complex where he had lived with his mother.

Police are searching for Brian S. Daniel, who they said is considered armed and dangerous. Daniel is wanted on a charge of criminal negligence causing death, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Major Crime Unit at (905) 688-4111 Ext. 4208 or Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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Man shot twice in back in mistaken identity

A 32-year-old Buffalo man, apparently mistaken for someone else, was shot at least twice in the back early Saturday morning while walking on Main Street, police said.

Antalon Jackson Jr. had a bullet lodged in his spine as a result of the shooting outside 2587 Main St. at about 3:45 a.m. A witness rushed Jackson to Erie County Medical Center, where he was being evaluated Saturday night.

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