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Tractor-trailer rolls on Niagara Thruway ramp

A tractor-trailer lost of control and rolled over Sunday afternoon on the access ramp to the northbound Niagara Thruway at River Road in the Town of Tonawanda, police said.

The accident occurred at about 3:20 p.m., and the driver was unhurt, according to state police at Troop T.

The accident forced a shutdown of the access ramp for about three hours, troopers said, until a wrecker was able to haul the damaged truck away.


Four hurt in collision; one car strikes house

Four people were taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, with minor injuries following a two-car collision Sunday afternoon on Sheridan Drive in Amherst.

One of the cars, a 1951 Buick, ended up crashing into the side of a home on Sheridan, near Frankhauser Road.

Amherst police said a Buffalo man driving the vintage car was heading west on Sheridan at about 2 p.m. and ran through a red light as an eastbound vehicle was attempting to make a left turn onto Frankhauser.

Chester T. Fell Jr., 85, of Highgate Avenue, was ticketed for passing through a red light.

The eastbound driver of a 2001 Toyota, Tammy L. Cromwell, 41, of Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda, appeared to have a broken ankle. She was taken to the hospital, along with two passengers in her car, police said.

The house on Sheridan Drive had minor damage to a garage door and siding, police said.


Two men are shot at on Paderewski Drive

Buffalo police are investigating the weekend shootings of two men who said a man opened fire on them after another man drove them to a garage on Paderewski Drive.

Randy Rogers, 22, and James Dixon, 42, both of Buffalo, told police a man shot at them from a used car garage on Paderewski near Fillmore Avenue on Saturday evening.

When they arrived at the garage, police said, a man began shooting, striking Rogers in the left knee and right shoulder and Dixon in the buttocks. Both were released after treatment in Erie County Medical Center.


Arrest made in theft of bulletproof vest, badge

A 41-year-old West Side man was arrested Sunday morning after he allegedly stole a bulletproof vest, a police badge and other police items from a state Department of Environmental Conservation police car.

Buffalo police charged Richard M. Davey of 15th Street shortly after the early-morning crime on Auburn Avenue, where the DEC car was parked.

Buffalo officers returned the stolen items -- which also included ammunition, binoculars and pepper spray -- to the DEC police officer.


Traffic stop yields marijuana and crack

A Buffalo teen who was allegedly driving with a suspended license Thursday was also found with cocaine and marijuana, state police said.

Demonde C. Allen, 19, was initially stopped by troopers at Walden Avenue and Woltz Street for not wearing a seat belt, police said. A search of his vehicle uncovered 500 milligrams of crack cocaine in a plastic bag and three plastic bags containing marijuana.

Allen was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.


Gang assault victim is beaten and stabbed

A Buffalo man was listed in stable condition Sunday in Erie County Medical Center after he was beaten and stabbed in a gang assault at Fillmore and Rodney avenues.

About six people attacked the victim, Edmund Moore, near a tavern at about 3:15 a.m., Buffalo police said.


Burglary at winery causes $700 damage

CAMBRIA -- Two suspects fled on foot after breaking into the Honeymoon Trail Winery on Ridge Road early Saturday, Niagara County sheriff's deputies reported.

The burglars stole an undetermined amount of change and caused about $700 damage to the facility during the break-in between 5:09 and 6 a.m. Surveillance video shows two men wearing hoodies and masks standing outside, before one uses a hammer to break out a front window.

Only one of the men actually entered the building, removing a cash drawer from a register and breaking some wine bottles on the floor behind the bar.


DWI charge includes possession of marijuana

A Lackawanna woman was arrested early Saturday on multiple charges including driving while intoxicated after she was stopped for speeding in the Village of Lancaster, state police said.

Caitlin M. Ripley, 21, was pulled over by troopers at about 3:45 a.m. on Broadway. She was allegedly going 53 mph in a 30-mph zone.

After being arrested, police found a small amount of marijuana in her possession. A driver's license check also showed it had been suspended.

Ripley was issued tickets for DWI, possession of marijuana and third-degree aggravated unlicensed driving.

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