Man in fair condition after being shot
An 18-year-old man was listed in fair condition after he was shot early today as he sat in front of his Goodyear Avenue home, police said.
Wayne Bryant, of the 400 block of Goodyear, suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was being treated in Erie County Medical Center. Ferry-Fillmore District police said an unknown person fired several rounds at Bryant at about 4 a.m. and drove away. The vehicle headed west on Genesee Street.
At about 10:15 p.m. Monday, three men tried to kick in the victim's door and again around midnight, police said.
3 allegedly tried to rob victim 2 more times
Three Buffalo man are accused of assaulting and robbing a South Park Avenue man at his home on Sept. 10 and then returning twice on Monday, trying to kick in his door and steal more property, police said.
Police charged Jason R. Smith, 23, also known as Jason Magadino, and Michael S. Bieleski, 32, the victim's neighbors in a rooming house at 2281 South Park, with robbery and two counts of attempted burglary. A third man is still being sought. South District police said the attack occurred at about 4:55 p.m. Sept. 10 in an apartment at 2281 South Park. The victim was repeatedly punched and his head was slammed into a wall. The attackers stole $120.
Robber threatens woman with gun
A Condon Avenue woman was threatened with a gun Monday night when she confronted a robber who stole $1,100 from her, police said.
Northwest District police said the theft occurred at about 10:45 p.m. at the woman's home in the 100 block of Condon. The woman followed him as he ran to an Eckhert Street address. There the robber pulled out a handgun, placed it against her stomach and said, "I'll shoot you." The robber then tossed $780 of the $1,100 and ran away.
Firefighter injured battling house blaze
A firefighter suffered minor injuries Monday night while battling a blaze at a Crestwood Avenue house caused by the homeowner burning off paint, fire officials said. Authorities said the fire started at about 7:40 p.m. at 142 Crestwood. It caused about $1,500 damage to the 1 1/2 -story house.
Multiple charges filed by estranged wife
A 28-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Monday on charges that he held his estranged wife against her will and tried to force her to have sex with him, police said.
Tomell A. Hasidi, also known as Antonio Jackson, of French Road, was charged with felony attempted sexual act, unlawful imprisonment, assault and harassment.
Ferry-Fillmore District police said the incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. in the upper apartment at 289 French. They said Hasidi placed a chair in the doorway, blocking the woman from leaving his home. Police also said Hasidi closed the door on the woman's arm, causing her pain and swelling, and refused to let her leave until she had sex with him.
Man accused of making false burglary report
A South Buffalo man who told police he lost his keys Saturday night and returned home to find his house burglarized and his car and Chihuahua gone was charged Monday with falsely reporting an incident, Buffalo police said.
Brian A. Dombek, 43, of Sirret Street, was arrested at about 9 p.m. Monday by South District Officer James Reese.
Reese said Dombek lied to police about the burglary and theft of his car, dog, CDs and $500 cash.
Would-be burglars thwarted by two dogs
Two dogs Monday afternoon chased away would-be burglars on Knox Avenue, Buffalo police reported.
Burglars broke into the home sometime between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. by entering through an outside door. Two dogs who live at the home forced the burglars into the basement, according to reports.
The burglars apparently attempted to befriend the dogs by offering dog biscuits, the homeowner told police.
Nothing was stolen from the house.
West Seneca woman struck by car dies
West Seneca police have identified the 46-year-old West Seneca woman who killed early Monday morning when she was struck after on Southwestern Boulevard, just east of Angle Road.
Sharon Butler, who lived in a West Seneca motel, was hit shortly after 1 a.m. by a vehicle driven by Mark Diaddario, 47, of Hamburg. No charges were filed.
Police are unsure whether she was crossing the street or walking down the lane of traffic when she was struck.