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>Youth arrested in theft of goods from home

Buffalo police say they solved a daylight burglary in which $3,000 worth of goods were lifted from a Niagara Street home, including a baseball signed by a New York Yankees icon.

Charged with a felony count of burglary and grand larceny is David Sterling, 17, of Riverside Avenue. Police said they arrested him at his home after the burglary was witnessed by a neighbor at about 1 p.m. Sunday.

The victim, living in the 2400 block of Niagara Street, said a laptop computer, jewelry, two digital cameras, three cell phones and a baseball signed by Mickey Mantle were stolen.

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>Woman faces DWI charge after vehicle hits house

Michelle A. Lanoye, 34, of Bush Gardens, Marilla, drove her vehicle into a house on Exchange Street in the Village of Alden Sunday morning, the Erie County Sheriff's Office reported.

The crash happened at 4:35 a.m. Lanoye, who refused to submit to a chemical test, was charged with DWI and was released to a family member pending her arraignment in Alden Village Court.

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>Pumpkin breaks window of LaSalle Avenue home

A woman told police that someone threw a pumpkin through a stained-glass window on the front of her LaSalle Avenue home at about 8:10 p.m. Saturday.

A black Ford Explorer pulled up in front of the house between Comstock and Parkridge avenues, police said, and a person inside asked the woman if her nephew was home before throwing the pumpkin.

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>ATV operator tells police he is too drunk to drive

When Erie County sheriff's deputies stopped Jeffrey J. Schiersing after seeing him weaving his three-wheeled ATV back and forth across Genesee Street without any lights at about 2 a.m. Sunday, he told them he was driving the ATV to a bar because he was too drunk to drive a car.

After Schiersing, 40, of Buckwheat Road, Alden, failed a series of roadside sobriety tests and registered a 0.17 percent blood-alcohol content, deputies decided he also was too drunk to operate an ATV. Schiersing, who has a 2005 DWI conviction in Cheektowaga, was charged with felony DWI.

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>Man stabbed during fight in bowling alley bar

A man stabbed inside a bar in a South Park Avenue bowling alley during an early morning fight was taken to Mercy Hospital with a lacerated liver Sunday, Buffalo police report.

Richard Fuller, age and address unknown, jumped into a fight in Recckio's just before 2:30 a.m. and was stabbed in the right abdomen. His condition was not immediately available. Another man was hit in the head with a beer bottle during the incident.

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>Four in vehicle arrested on multiple charges

Four people were arrested Thursday after police received a call of shots fired at Pharaoh's Gentlemen's Club in Cheektowaga.

State police, assisting Cheektowaga police, reported a vehicle was stopped leaving an Aero Drive parking lot without headlights on. The vehicle was stopped on Holtz Road, and people in the vehicle were seen dropping small pieces of a white material out the windows, troopers reported. No gun was found in the vehicle.

Arrested were George Doran, 24; John Evans, 25; Lawrence Vass, 24; and Courtney Callahan, 25, all of Buffalo.

They were all turned over to Cheektowaga police and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal mischief, tampering with physical evidence, third-degree criminal trespass and forcible touching.

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>Three arrested in theft of wallet at gunpoint

Three suspects were arrested Saturday afternoon on charges they took a man's wallet at gunpoint at East Amherst Street and Parkridge Avenue, according to a Buffalo police report.

Charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, a Class B felony, were James T. Newbern, 24, and Charles B. Myles-Jones, 18, both of Thatcher Avenue; and Theron Jones, 16, of Comstock Avenue.

The victim told police that there was a fourth robber but that he fled when officers approached just before 3 p.m. Saturday. His wallet contained $14 and a bus pass.

The suspects were arrested by Officers Amber Beyer and Jose Lorenzo after the victim flagged them down.

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>Police probing hit-run that killed Hilbert student

Police still are looking for a hit-run driver who killed a 19-year-old college student in Hamburg early Saturday.

Meghan Sorbera, a Hilbert College sophomore from Burlington Flats, near Cooperstown, was walking back to campus along South Park Avenue with two friends at about 1:35 a.m. after working at a haunted house at the Erie County Fairgrounds.

Police believe Sorbera, who suffered fatal head injuries, was thrown through the air after being struck by an SUV. Several pieces that broke off the vehicle were found nearby.

Anyone with information should call Hamburg police at 649-3800.

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