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Holland man hurt in crash listed in fair condition

MIDDLEBURY -- A Holland man was in fair condition Wednesday in Erie County Medical Center, four days after emergency workers extricated him from his crumpled vehicle following an accident on a snow-covered road, officials said.

Johnny C. Barker, 42, was southbound on Saltvale Road at about 3 p.m. Saturday when Douglas R. Cox, 39, of Fillmore, who was northbound, lost control of his vehicle and struck Barker's car, Wyoming County sheriff's officials said.

Wyoming Fire Department, Warsaw Rescue and Medic 80 crews extricated Barker from his car. He was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC. Cox was charged with speed not reasonable and prudent, and failure to keep right.


Amherst man arrested on marijuana charges

An Amherst man was arrested by the Amherst Police Narcotics Unit on felony drug charges linked to the seizure of three pounds of marijuana and $6,100 in cash from his home under a search warrant issued by Amherst Town Justice Geoffrey Klein, the unit announced this week.

Jermaine L. Bowman, 29, of Sagewood Terrace, is due back in Amherst Town Court March 15.


Suspect being sought in attempted robbery

Hertel District detectives are trying to track down the stocky man wearing a baseball cap and sunglass who tried to rob the Riverside Credit Union on Vulcan Street just before 10 a.m. Wednesday.

A female teller told detectives the suspect, a black male in his late 30s, gave her a note demanding "all big bills now," but before she would turn over any cash he ran out the rear door and down Argus Street, Buffalo police said.

Detectives said the suspect was described as wearing a black and white baseball cap, a gray shirt and sunglasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text message the Buffalo police anonymous tipcall line at 847-2255 or email the information by visiting and clicking on "Report a Tip."


Arrest made in attempt to sexually assault woman

A North Buffalo man was arrested during an early morning sexual assault Tuesday on a woman who fought him off until police arrived at Court Street and Niagara Square, officers reported Wednesday..

Fred Bowie III, 25, of Hoyt Street, was taken into custody by Police Officers Michael Toy and David Acosta and charged with first-degree attempted sexual abuse and criminal obstruction of breathing.

Bowie is accused of choking and trying to rape the woman at about 2 a.m.

The woman said Bowie accosted her, choked and pushed her to the ground before trying to sexually abuse her, according to police.


Woman arrested in assault of four, scarring of one

The first of the six Buffalo women who allegedly mugged and left permanent scars on the face of one of four women accosted nearly a month ago has been taken into custody, Buffalo police announced Wednesday.

Aminah Judge, 17, of Hager Street, is being held on a felony first-degree assault charge for her alleged role in the violent attack on four women on Sussex near Grider streets at about 6 p.m. Feb. 6.

Taken into custody at her Buffalo high school, Judge and those with her, who are still being sought by police, are accused of jumping the four victims using Mace and a key, which caused a permanent scar across the nose and face of one of the four victims, according to a police report.


Woman accused of stabbing male friend in her home

A Buffalo woman is being held on first-degree assault and weapons charges, and is accused of stabbing a male friend in her home during a domestic dispute early Tuesday evening, police reported Wednesday.

Angela M. Moore, 41, of Deshler Street, was charged with first-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police said she stabbed the man several times in the back and right upper arm with a kitchen knife at about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim, whom police would not identify, was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of what police described as serious injuries.

The knife believed used in the stabbing was recovered by Police Officers Thomas Moran, John Simonian and Mark White, according to police.


Woman accused of break-in at home of relative

A Buffalo woman was charged with breaking into a relative's Bissell Street home late on the morning of Dec. 16, beating her and stealing her 2000 Cadillac.

In a case still under investigation, police said Queenie M. Billups, 22, of King Street, is accused of helping a male accomplice tie up and beat their elderly victim with a gun and stealing the victim's purse, which contained money and car keys, as well as the victim's car. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment.

Billups is being held on charges of first-degree robbery, burglary, unlawful imprisonment and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.