Five Amsterdam Avenue men were arrested by Northeast District police early Friday after officers chased down a stolen Mercedes.
The car, with a hanging license plate, was seen changing lanes without signaling on East Ferry Street shortly after 2 a.m. Police tried to pull it over but the driver sped off with officers in pursuit. The car, which had been reported stolen in South Buffalo, was found in front of 64 Amsterdam.
The occupants reportedly tried to run away, but police caught all five and charged them with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and obstructing governmental administration. They were Martease McCloud, 29; John J. Harris, 18; Shaun S. Wilson Jr., 19; Nalik Q. Bounds, 20; and Damion M. Hill, 19.