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NIAGARA FALLS – Police investigated three car break-ins Friday nightin the LaSalle shopping and restaurant district, including two in the Military Road parking lot of the Olive Garden restaurant.Two Canadian residents told police their cars were broken into near the restaurant between 7 and 8 p.m. In each case, a rear window had been broken, police said. One victim lost $…

NIAGARA FALLS – Visitors to a 20th Street home made a quick exit Friday afternoon after stealing $325 that had been set aside for a car payment, police said. The victim told police he had left the cash in an envelope on an end table when he left the house about 4:15 p.m. During his departure, two men visited the home and were left alone momentarily by the victim’s girlfrie…

NIAGARA FALLS – About $1,300 worth of jewelry was stolen from a 29th Street home during a midday break-in Friday, police said..Between 1 and 3 p.m., someone pried open a window in a mud room and entered the home, then made off with of jewelry from throughout the house. Items taken included two gold necklaces, a diamond engagement ring with multiple small diamonds, a silve…

Northeast District police seized four malnourished dogs and equipment used to train them for fighting from a home on Erb Street early Saturday.Police said they found the dogs about 4 a.m. while responding to a report of a burglary in progress on the street. They obtained a search warrant for the home and arrested the resident, Shannon Richardson, 34.Charged with six violat…

GERRY – A Gerry man was charged late Friday after he allegedly struck another person in the head with an alarm clock, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies reported.Theodore Daughenbaugh, 50, was charged with second-degree harassment in the wake of an altercation shortly after 10 p.m. on Old Chautauqua Road, where he lives. Deputies issued an appearance ticket to Daughenba…

IRVING – A Gowanda man was held on a charge of third-degree bail jumping Friday after Collins-based state Pplice who pulled his vehicle over for speeding discovered that he was wanted on two bench warrants for failure to appear in court.Kelly D. Nephew, 19, was stopped on Brant Reservation Road on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation about 3:30 p.m. Besides the bail jumping …

FRIENDSHIP – A Fillmore man was charged early Saturday with a felony count of first-degree criminal contempt after he allegedly violated a restraining order by having physical contact with a complainant.Patrick W. Johnson, 32, was arrested by Amity-based state police about 3 a.m., almost 90 minutes after the incident was reported. Johnson also was charged with second-degre…

ATTICA – A Buffalo woman was arrested late Friday by Warsaw-based state police after she allegedly tried to bring illegal drugs into Attica Correctional Facility.Elizabeth Camue-Martinez, 33, of Richmond Avenue, was charged with two felonies: first-degree promoting prison contraband and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The latter charge can include giv…

A man was arrested on a felony criminal mischief charge Saturday after he allegedly threw a metal bat after a confrontation with a woman and damaged a neighbor’s car.Stephen Reinhardt, 36, of Fuller Street, threatened to kill the woman and, after leaving her Fuller Street apartment, returned with the bat and threatened her with it, police said.When Northwest District offi…

A woman walking on Seneca Street about midnight Friday was attacked and raped at knifepoint, South Buffalo police reported.The woman told police that a man dressed all in black, with a hooded sweatshirt tied tightly on his face, displayed a red-handled knife before forcing her to perform a sex act. He later led her to a lot at Seneca Street, at Hayes Place, where he rape…

A man believed to be in his 20s was fatally shot early this morning on the first block of Ericson, Buffalo police reported.The shooting was reported at about 2:30 a.m., and the victim was declared dead at the scene.Buffalo detectives ask that anyone with information call or text the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255.

The two inmates of Attica Correctional found unresponsive in their cells Thursday appear to have died from drug overdoses, State Police reported Saturday.One inmate was 25 and the other 51.A third inmate who was transported to a local hospital was treated for an unrelated medical condition, police said.State Police said the investigation is ongoing and toxicology results a…

Dylan Schumaker admitted hitting and spanking his girlfriend’s toddler son when the child spit out his food and used an obscenity.The 16-year-old also admitted slamming the 23-month-old child’s head into the floor when he was trying to change his diaper as the toddler kicked and screamed and his girlfriend’s 3-month-old baby slept nearby.And he admitted turning the toddler…

CAMBRIA – A Cambria woman was arrested in connection with a methamphetamine lab that authorities broke up Friday in Niagara County.Leah McCabe, 34, was charged Friday with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said. She also was charged with first-degree u…

LOCKPORT – Kenneth S. Lathrop Jr. agreed Friday to serve seven years in state prison for permanently injuring his baby son Jan. 8.Lathrop, 26, of Ruhlman Road, Lockport, pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless assault on a child and admitted that he bounced his 3-month-old son’s head off the bathroom floor and shook him.Nathan Lathrop, now 14 months old, is permanently blin…