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Buffalo woman accused of stealing car, crashing it during chase

A Buffalo woman is accused of crashing the car she stole from an Orchard Park man Saturday morning.

Johnniemae Walker, 26, was arrested by Niagara Frontier Transit Authority police on Amherst Street near Manhattan Avenue, where she crashed while being chased by a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority patrol car about 11:43 a.m. Saturday.

Walker is being held on two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree unauthorized used of a motor vehicle, petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Walker also is the subject of Buffalo City Court and Amherst Town Court warrants in other cases. Details were unavailable Saturday.

Orchard Park Police Lt. Joseph Ray said police were alerted by an Orchard Park resident who noted Walker, who had been a house guest, drove off with his car, which also contained his wallet.

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