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>8 police agencies restore peace after Olcott brawl

OLCOTT -- Eight police agencies responded to a large fight in Krull Park on Saturday evening after more than 75 combatants began to advance on the first officers to arrive on the scene.

The disturbance at about 6:15 p.m. eventually was quelled without any arrests and with only one injury that occurred before police came. A 37-year-old Lockport woman suffered a minor stab wound to her hand and was taken to Newfane Inter-Community Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Niagara County sheriff's deputies were the first to arrive at the Lake Road park, responding to a call of a large fight. They found dozens of people in the south end of the park, yelling and fighting. When the deputies intervened, the crowd began to turn on them, prompting a call for backup.

Officers from the Village of Barker, Lockport, Lewiston and Youngstown police departments sped to the scene, along with state troopers and State Parks Police. The U.S. Border Patrol helicopter also responded.

Order eventually was restored, and police found the injured woman, who had been stabbed with a large metal fork. The Border Patrol helicopter team stopped three cars with possible suspects as they drove down Route 18, but it was determined that no one in the cars had been involved in the stabbing. An investigation is continuing and charges are expected.


>Two arrested in attempt to steal meat at market

NIAGARA FALLS -- Two people were arrested Saturday afternoon when police said they attempted to steal more than $100 worth of meats by concealing them inside a baby stroller occupied by a 3-year-old child.

The incident occurred at 2 p.m. at the Tops Market on Portage Road. Police said the two had three toddlers with them during the episode, the other children being ages 3 and 4.

Charged with petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child were Antoinette A. Moore, 27, and James R. Buchanan, 24, both of 27th Street. Police also lodged a complaint with the state's Child Abuse Hotline after the incident.


>Family seeks help in recovering pet

A Colden family is looking for a Shitzu puppy that went missing Sunday during the Bassmasters fishing event at the Small Boat Harbor in Buffalo.

The family, during a news conference held by Buffalo police, said the puppy may have been stolen or wandered off.

Anyone with information about the dog should contact its owner, Arlo Smith, at 560-5014.


>Man, 19, shot in back, undergoes surgery

A Buffalo man underwent surgery Sunday in Erie County Medical Center after he was shot Saturday afternoon at the corner of Kensington and Northumberland avenues.

Wynton Garner, 19, was critically wounded when he was shot in the back at about 3:30 p.m. His injuries are considered life-threatening. He was reported in stable condition Sunday evening.

Police said they are searching for a known suspect and said the assailant should be considered "armed and dangerous." The motive for the shooting is still being investigated.


>Pregnant woman robbed; man charged

A woman, nine months pregnant, was robbed of $25 while entering a drug store at Broadway and Bailey Avenue on Sunday afternoon.

Buffalo police said the woman later spotted her assailant at a nearby pizza shop, where he was arrested with the help of the shop owner and a police reservist, Edward Malkiewicz.

Police said the suspect, Brian Wesolowski, 38, of Buffalo, was charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property.


>Pembroke man held on rape charges

PEMBROKE -- A Pembroke man, wanted in Massachusetts for the rape of a child, was arrested at his home Sunday, police said.

Tony N. Wilson, 29, of Main Road, was arrested by state police and sent to Genesee County Jail to await extradition.

In Massachusetts, Wilson will face charges of forcible rape of a child and indecent assault and battery of a child less than 14 years old.


>Main Street motel fire confined to one room

A fire at the Buffalo Tourist Motel, 1159 Main St., caused $10,000 in damage Sunday morning.

The fire was limited to a first-floor room and no one was evacuated. Investigators are searching for a cause.


>2 accused of committing open container violation

SILVER CREEK -- Two Erie County men were arrested by about 3:15 p.m. Sunday after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said they saw them with open containers of alcoholic beverages on South Shore Drive in Sunset Bay.

Issued appearance tickets for Hanover Town Court were Phillip Polanski, 22, of Waltham Avenue, Lancaster, and Thomas Panek, 22, of Argus Drive, Depew.

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