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Town resident charged in early morning break-in

TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- A Town of Lockport man was arrested shortly after police responded to a burglary-in-progress report about 4:30 a.m. Saturday resulted in the arrest of a town resident early Saturday.

Matt Biles, 26, was charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny. He was arrested near the scene of the break-in on Royal Parkway South, Niagara County sheriff's deputies said.

State police assisted in the investigation.


Loss placed at $1,300 in Black Rock break-in

Buffalo police are investigating a break-in early Saturday at a Black Rock bar that resulted in a loss estimated at $1,300.

Dill's Tavern, 362 Military Road, was entered between 3 and 10 a.m. Saturday. Police said the front door was pried open and a window on the door to the bar was broken. Three video machines and a jukebox were broken into. An attempt to open the cash register was unsuccessful, police said.

Missing was $300 in cash and damage was placed at more than $1,000.


Boy surrenders bicycle in armed robbery by teens

NIAGARA FALLS -- Three teenagers, one armed with a handgun, robbed an 11-year-old boy of his bicycle about 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Main Street, police said.

The boy was ordered off the bike as he rode with a friend behind a Main Street building. The bicycle was valued at $100.


Niagara Towers man injured when tackled

NIAGARA FALLS -- A resident of Niagara Towers suffered a separated shoulder and other injuries about 5 p.m. Friday when he was assaulted outside the housing complex, police said.

Police charged Anthony J. Wozniak, 34, of Cedar Avenue, with third-degree assault.

Police said the victim, 48, was walking from the parking lot into the complex when Wozniak shouted at him, dashed across a field and tackled him and shoved his faced into the ground. The victim was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for treatment.


Ladder used in rescue at Cudaback Avenue fire

NIAGARA FALLS -- A fire caused an estimated $10,000 damage to a home at 2226 Cudaback Ave. early Saturday.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight, with flames seen shooting from a rear, first-floor bedroom window. Firefighters used a ladder to rescue a second-floor resident. The cause of the fire is being investigated.


Collision of dirt bikes sends riders to hospital

RIPLEY -- Two dirt bike riders were injured when they collided on Greenbush Road about 10 p.m. Friday.

Thomas E. Like, 20, and Michael W. Perdue, 41, both of Ripley, were treated for injuries at the scene, then taken to Westfield Hospital by Ripley EMS for further treatment, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said. Their conditions were unavailable.

An investigation is under way.


Shot fired from a Jeep hits man in right foot

A Buffalo man was shot in the foot about 10 p.m. Friday while walking near Northhampton and Kehr streets.

Police said Johnathan C. Redd, 22, of Urban Street, was shot by someone firing a handgun from a burgundy Jeep that drove past him. Three shots were fired -- one hitting him in the right foot, police added. Redd was listed in stable condition in Erie County Medical Center.


Felony DWI charges lodged in two arrests

JAMESTOWN -- Two men previously convicted of driving while intoxicated were arrested overnight on felony DWI charges, state police in Jamestown said.

Jason Eganski, 23, of Leon was pulled over on Main Street in Cherry Creek Friday night for driving more than twice the speed limit, police said. His blood-alcohol level was .17 percent, more than twice the legal limit, police added.

Early Saturday, Mark Biggins, 47, of Alexander was pulled over on Route 394 in Falconer for a traffic violation, police said. His blood-alcohol level was .15 percent, police added.


Birthday gifts, purse stolen in car break-in

NIAGARA FALLS -- A young girl's birthday gifts and a purse were stolen from a car that was broken into outside a Niagara Avenue home Saturday morning.

The loss was estimated at $500. Access to the car was via a vent window that was pried open, police said. A glove box also was ripped open and the purse, containing $300 in cash and a credit card, were stolen.


Apartment door kicked in during theft of $600 TV set

NIAGARA FALLS -- A a 42-inch television valued at $600 was stolen from a 21st Street apartment about 2 a.m. Saturday, police said.

A side door was kicked in, police said. Damage was estimated at $250.