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Buffalo police arrest man with stolen car, water meter

Buffalo police arrested a 20-year-old man seen running away from a motor vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on the city’s West Side, authorities said.

Joseph G. Devore, no address given, was also seen allegedly operating a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt reported stolen in Buffalo just after midnight Sunday, according to a report. The report did not state if the Cobalt was involved in the accident, which occurred at 4:44 p.m. at 7th and Pennsylvania streets.

Devore was also in possession of a stolen Erie County water meter valued at $700, police said.

Devore was charged with fourth- and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle.