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Knifepoint robbery in motel reported

A Buffalo man was robbed at knifepoint early Sunday in the Buffalo Tourist Lodge, 1159 Main St., police said.

The man told Central District police that he was confronted by a woman who pointed a knife at his neck at about 4:30 a.m.

The woman told him to give her everything he had. The woman, accompanied by a man, took $20 and his medication, police reported. The two drove away in a car with Maryland license plates.

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Woman's charges include assaulting officers

A North Ogden Street woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly threatened and assaulted officers who came to her home at about 10 a.m. Sunday to assist a dog control officer investigating a barking dog complaint.

Lisa Beyers, 31, was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, criminal mischief, two counts of assault and three counts of disorderly conduct.

Ferry-Fillmore District police said Beyers screamed at the police officers and the dog control officer, refused to walk to the police car and resisted officers when they attempted to escort her. Inside the car, they said, she kicked the rear window and broke part of the window frame.

At the County Holding Center, Beyers is accused of kicking backwards, striking Officer Ann Vanyo's knee and Officer James Dunham's left leg. She also is accused of injuring Vanyo's right wrist.

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Car window smashed; child sprayed with glass

A Buffalo man was charged Saturday with throwing rocks at a car, breaking the rear window and spraying glass onto a 2-year-old girl in a rear car seat, police said.

John McQuiller, also known as John B. Callahan, 39, of Sanford Street, was charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon for the large rocks.

Northeast District police said Lt. Richard Doyle and Lt. John P. King arrested McQuiller shortly after the incident occurred at about 7:40 p.m. in the 100 block of Erb Street. The girl and two women in the car were not injured, police reported.

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Burglar steals shotgun and shells from home

A burglar stole a 12-gauge shotgun and shotgun shells during a break-in over the weekend on Taunton Place, police reported.

Northwest District police said the burglary happened sometime between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The burglar broke through the rear door of an apartment in the 600 block of Taunton and ransacked the apartment.

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Arrest made in probe of motorcycle gang

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- Niagara Regional Police announced Sunday they arrested a Welland man as part of an extensive undercover investigation into motorcycle gangs called Project Develop.

Kevin Skuta, 40, was taken into custody at Pearson International Airport in Toronto as he arrived on an international flight after police received a tip. He faces 10 charges in connection with drug sales.

Police said Skuta was a member of the now-defunct Foundation Motorcycle Club, which was closely associated with the Niagara Chapter of the Hell's Angels. Skuta is the third person to be arrested as part of the investigation.

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Stabbing on Genesee follows argument

A Buffalo man was stabbed early Sunday following an argument with another man on Genesee Street, police said.

Donnie Reese, of Cloverdale Avenue, was treated in Erie County Medical Center for a stab wound to his chest. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Northeast District police said Reese was in the 400 block of Genesee at about 4:15 a.m. when he became embroiled in a dispute with a man wearing a blue leather jacket who punched him in the face and then stabbed him. No arrest has been made.

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