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Man brutalized woman over 3 days, police say

A Jefferson Avenue man is being sought by Buffalo police for allegedly holding a Buffalo woman against her will for three days and raping her multiple times, Buffalo police reported.

Sex Offense Squad detectives said Roderick Green, 47, who knew the victim, attacked her in his apartment in the 600 block of Jefferson for three days, assaulting her both physically and sexually. The victim was treated in Erie County Medical Center. Contact the Buffalo police anonymous tipcall line at 847-2255 or e-mail the information to www.bpdny.org and click on "Report a Tip."

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Man arrested on charges in Riverside shooting

A Buffalo man has been charged with attempted murder, felony assault and weapons possession in connection with Saturday morning's shooting of a woman in Riverside, according to Buffalo police reports.

Curtiss W. Doughty, 23, is accused of shooting Alexis Goss, 21, at about 2 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses reported hearing a loud argument between a man and a woman in that area and within 90 minutes Goss was found near Vulcan and Ullman streets, according to police reports.

Goss remained in critical condition in Erie County Medical Center late Wednesday.

Detectives credited the community and state parole officers with assisting in the investigation, which was led by Homicide Detective Sgt. James P. Lonergan.

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Fugitive faces charges in border cash smuggling

A Brooklyn man faces charges that he illegally smuggled more than $31,000 cash over the Rainbow Bridge last year and then cut off an electronic-monitoring device after he was released on bail.

Stephen U. Joseph, 35, who had addresses in Brooklyn and in the country of Guyana, is now a fugitive, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

According to court papers, Joseph was arrested at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls last Oct. 31, after he entered the United States in a taxicab. Joseph told border officers he had $7,000 with him but actually had much more money hidden in his underwear, the lining of his jacket and in his suitcase, prosecutor Marie P. Grisanti said.

He was arrested and released on bail with an electronic monitoring device attached to his ankle, but Joseph later cut off the monitoring device and is now a wanted man, prosecutors said. Joseph is charged with felony counts of smuggling and making false statements to a federal official. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts contact the U.S. Marshals Service at (202) 307-9100.

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Man enters guilty pleas in two DWI cases

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving drunk with a 14-year-old acquaintance in his car in Cheektowaga this February, then operating a motorcycle drunk three months later in Elma,

Jason P. Stucke, 31, of Stewart Avenue, pleaded guilty before Erie County Judge Michael F. Pietruszki to aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child (Leandra's Law) in the February case and felony driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed driving for the Elma incident.

Pietruszki told Stuck he faces up to eight years in prison when sentenced Oct. 6.

Stucke had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.21 percent when arrested on Walden and Harlem avenues on Feb. 27. While free on bail in that case, Stuck was arrested for DWI in Elma late May 16, while operating an unlicensed motorcycle on the Aurora Expressway.

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Identity theft alleged in attempt to enter U.S.

A Nigerian man is accused of aggravated identity theft because he allegedly tried to use another person's name while trying to enter the United States last November.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Benedict Jacob, also known as Osemuanhu Edenojie, 46, of Nigeria, has been indicted by a grand jury. He was arrested after he attempted to cross the border in the Buffalo area Nov. 6.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection agents investigated the case, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango.

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Felony DWI charge lodged in traffic stop

A Cattaraugus County resident was charged with felony driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop in the Town of Concord, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said.

A report of reckless operation sent Deputy Chris Parisi to South Vaughn Street shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. He located the vehicle, which was driven by Paul J. Bentkowski, 51, of West Valley.

Bentkowski was charged with felony counts of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation, stemming from a DWI conviction in Springville in 2009, when his driver's license was revoked. He also was charged Tuesday with aggravated driving while intoxicated because of a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 percent, deputies said.

Bentkowski was sent to the county holding center pending arraignment.

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