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Three Buffalo residents arrested through pings from stolen cell phone

Two men and a woman were arrested early Friday morning after police officers tracked their car onto Alexander Place through pings from a cell phone they had allegedly stolen.

Leonard Robinson, 19, and O’Shay Price, 20, and Rasheenae U. Newkirk, 19, all of Buffalo, were charged with felony crimes for allegedly breaking into a house in the 2900 block of Bailey Avenue about 1:30 a.m. and robbing cell phones from a number of occupants of the house at gunpoint.

Though the three wore masks, police reported tracing the car to Alexander Place through the pings of one of the stolen cell phones. When the car was found, officers reported noticing a handgun on the floor of the front seat and another gun stuffed under the driver’s seat. Fifteen bags of alleged crack cocaine and four envelopes containing alleged heroin were also confiscated.

The three suspects were charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.