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>DWI charged after vehicle nearly hits patrol car

An Erie County sheriff's deputy arrested a Cheektowaga woman on a charge of driving while intoxicated after she almost hit his patrol car while he was conducting another traffic stop, the Sheriff's Office said.

Jennifer L. Nesterenko, 32, of Castlewood Drive, was stopped after her vehicle almost hit the patrol car of Deputy Jim Welch at about 2:12 a.m. on Route 219 in Boston.

After Nesterenko's arrest on a DWI charge, she was taken to a substation in Springville, where she registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.12 percent, according to the Sheriff's Office.
She was released pending arraignment in Boston Town Court.

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>Man robbed of $300 at East Ferry and Purdy

A man told Northeast District police he was robbed at East Ferry and Purdy streets at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The victim, whose age was not released, told police the robber approached him and demanded money, saying he would blow his head off.

The robber, who made off with $300, had his hand in his front pants pocket during the robbery, the victim told police.

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>Man stabbed in back; police make arrest

A 27-year-old Buffalo man was charged late Saturday night with stabbing another man in the back between Broadway and Paderewski Drive.

Hasan Smith, of Gibson Street, was arrested at his home just before 11 p.m. after an altercation in the front yard of a nearby home, police said. The knife has not been recovered, police said.

Smith was charged with first-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The victim, Earl K. Johns, was treated in Erie County Medical Center and released. Police did not release the victim's age.

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>Two accused of hitting man in face with brick

Two Buffalo men facing assault charges are accused of hitting another man in the face with a brick early Sunday.

Teron A. Fitzgerald, 20, of Leroy Avenue, and Ronald L. Jones, 18, Langfield Avenue, were arrested just after 1 a.m. near the corner of Fillmore and Rodney avenues, police said.

Fitzgerald was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration.

Jones was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration.

The victim, whose age was unavailable, was treated in Erie County Medical Center.

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