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Man killed, woman hurt
 in shooting on East Side

One person died and another was injured in a shooting at about 2 a.m, Sunday in the 1200 block of Fillmore Avenue, police said.

A man was declared dead at the scene, and a woman taken to Erie County Medical Center with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.

The victims, whose identities were not released, were outside when they were shot, police said. Further information was unavailable.

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the department's confidential TIP-CALL line at 847-2255 or submit information via the "Report a Tip" function on the department's website,


Headlight fragment leads
 to arrest of Basom driver

A Basom man is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly hitting eight mailboxes during a hit-and-run incident Aug. 25, state police said.

Justin W. Nanticoke, 24, was issued an appearance ticket for 7 p.m. Wednesday in Newstead Town Court, authorities said.

State police at Clarence said Sunday that a fragment of a headlight found near a mailbox damaged on Cedar Road in Newstead led them to Nanticoke. Mailboxes also were damaged on Carney and Scotland roads. Police said they got their break in the case when they discovered the fragment was from a car in an unrelated crash.


Motorcyclist badly hurt 
in hit-and-run collision

State police are searching for the driver of a pickup blamed for triggering a hit-and-run crash late Saturday that seriously injured a motorcyclist.

Investigators said the pickup, described as a newer model and dark colored, turned into the path of the motorcycle about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Main Street near Sheridan Drive, Clarence.

The driver of the pickup, according to the police report, "stopped to pick something up out of the roadway [after the collision] and then quickly left."

The driver was described as a heavy-set man in his mid-20s to early 30s, about 5-foot-10 and with a goatee.

There also may have been a female passenger in the pickup, said police, who noted the crash caused "significant damage."

The motorcyclist, who was not identified, was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of a severe leg injury.

Anyone with information is asked to call the state police in Clarence at (716) 759-6831.


Woman accused of pulling 
knife at wedding reception

FRENCH CREEK – A Cheektowaga woman accused of pulling a knife on a bar manager during a wedding reception late Saturday at Peek'n Peak was charged with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Jilian M. Chludzinski, 29, was arraigned in French Creek Town Court and is in Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $4,000 bail, authorities said.

Sheriff's deputies said that at about 11 p.m., the manager of the Regency Pub refused to serve Chludzinski drinks because she appeared to be intoxicated.

The suspect, deputies said, threatened to stab the bar manager and when denied service again, followed through on her threat, swinging the knife at the manager.

Chludzinski, deputies added, was disarmed by a security officer until deputies arrived.


Assault charge filed 
in attack with knife

A Perry Street woman is accused of stabbing a man Saturday evening with a three-inch pocket knife.

Patricia Dyer, 19, was charged with first-degree assault for allegedly stabbing Andrew Pilarski, of Kane Street, in the chest at about 7:15 p.m. Pilarski was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition Sunday.

Dyer also was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and violating an order of protection.


Exchange of words
 ends up in a stabbing

A Riverside man told Buffalo police he was walking on Marion Street, not far from his Grote Street home, at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, when a stranger with a thin beard bumped into him.

The two exchanged words, then the stranger stabbed the Riverside man in the left bicep with a knife, police said. The victim was treated in Erie County Medical Center.


Teen injured in drive-by
 listed in stable condition

A 16-year-old Tonawanda youth injured during a drive-by shooting shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday on Bird Avenue near Grant Street was listed in stable condition Sunday in Erie County Medical Center.

Police did not release his identity. The other victim in the attack, Time Thomas, 18, of Buffalo, was treated in ECMC, then released.