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A Woodlawn Avenue resident, on heightened alert due to a spate of recent break-ins, alerted Niagara Falls Police to a potential burglary-in-progress Saturday evening at a neighbor's home. Police were able to capture the suspect as he fled down an adjoining alleyway, stolen goods in hand. The witness phoned police to report a shirtless man lurking around a neighbor's gar…

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A Niagara Falls woman told police she heard a commotion inside her apartment while she showered Saturday afternoon, emerging to find that someone had broken in and stolen $2,500 worth of property. The victim told police that she left her brother playing video games inside her Willow Avenue apartment at 4:45 p.m. Saturday while she took a shower. While she showered, s…

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A burglar had to move one all-terrain vehicle in order to get to the one he wanted to steal from inside a shed on Model City Road in the Town of Lewiston recently, police said. According to reports, the 2005 Yamaha Raptor was taken sometime after 3 p.m. on June 27. Police said the burglar had to move a different ATV in order to get the Raptor out, and in the process als…

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A 59-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving Saturday following a roll-over accident on State Route 238 in the Town of Attica,  the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office reported. Debora J. Bennett of Silver Springs was driving southbound on Route 238 when she drove across the oncoming lane, struck a guard rail and rolled the vehicle several times, said Sgt. Colin Re…

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A Town of Batavia woman was arrested on animal cruelty charges Tuesday after she came to the Genesee County Animal Shelter to pick up a lost dog previously in her care, State Police in Batavia reported. Becky L. Frens, 56, was charged with overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, and failure to provide proper sustenance. According to troopers, the dog, which had …

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A driver was administered Narcan after striking a bus shelter and pedestrian about 6 p.m. Saturday at Fillmore Avenue and Broadway on the East Side, police said. The driver was administered Narcan at the scene, police said. Narcan is a brand name of Naloxone, the opiate rescue drug. The driver was transported to Buffalo General Medical Center. Injuries to the pedestr…

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The man who was seriously wounded Saturday evening in a shooting at Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue died Sunday of his injuries, Buffalo police spokesman Michael DeGeorge reported. The 28-year-old man was shot about 7 p.m. Saturday and transported to Erie County Medical Center with “serious” injuries, said DeGeorge, who did not release the victim's name. Anyone wi…

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Niagara Falls Police said temperatures reached nearly 120 degrees inside a car in a store parking lot Friday, causing a young puppy locked inside to suffer. The driver was arrested when she returned to the vehicle. According to reports, officers went to the Walmart Supercenter lot on Military Road around 1 p.m. when the outside air temperature was 88 degrees, and saw th…

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Niagara Falls Police said they were performing routine checks following a traffic stop early Saturday when the driver suddenly declared, "Nah, I'm going," and drove off, nearly striking one officer. He was arrested at his residence two blocks away. Officers said they stopped Condolius C. Washington, 36, of Cleveland Avenue, shortly before 4 a.m., after he reportedly ran…

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After being stopped for erratic driving, a Lewiston man reportedly told police he had not been drinking before a preliminary breath test revealed his blood-alcohol content to be three times the legal limit. Police said that Timothy J. O'Keefe, 49, was pulled over on Ridge Road in Lewiston at 7:37 p.m. on July 3 after crossing the center line and forcing an oncoming vehi…

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A Niagara Falls man appeared to have gotten away with stealing boxes of sparkling water from an area supermarket, but was arrested the next day when he reportedly returned the empty bottles for the five-cent deposit on each, police said. According to reports, Michael A. Miranda, 24, of Niagara Falls Boulevard, stole 13 boxes of sparkling water — $47 worth in all — from …

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A Buffalo motorcyclist was killed early Saturday morning when his motorcycle crashed on the inbound Kensington Expressway near Best Street, Buffalo Police reported. The crash occurred just after 4 a.m. The motorcyclist, a 45-year-old Buffalo man, apparently lost control of his motorcycle and fell off the bike, police accident investigators said. It's possible that…

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A Rosedale Street man was arraigned in Buffalo City Court Saturday morning on one count of second-degree murder in connection with the July 9 fatal shooting of Angel Marcial on the Niagara Section of the Thruway. Juan A. Colon, 22, was identified by the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation as the gunman. Colon, who was represented by defense attorne…

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A serial bank robber was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for robbing a Key Bank in Amherst, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Thomas Cascio, 52, of Cheektowaga, was convicted of robbing the branch at 5200 Main St. On March 6, 2017, Cascio entered the bank wearing a hard hat, safety vest and eye protection goggles, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Pau…