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NIAGARA FALLS – A Linwood Avenue man arrested at gunpoint early Friday is accused of forcing his way into an Ontario Avenue home and threatening to shoot someone lying on a couch, police said. Kenneth J. Hall, 23, who was arrested after a short foot chase through the neighborhood, police said, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, third-…

WHEATFIELD – A thief caused an estimated $10,000 in damage while stealing $5,000 worth of copper from Oppenheim Park on Niagara Falls Boulevard early Friday, Niagara County sheriff’ deputies said. A park groundskeeper told deputies the thief targeted the maintenance building area about 3 a.m. and cut four, 75-foot electrical lines at the power box and at a power pole. T…

NIAGARA FALLS – Thunderstorms that caused outages overnight Friday also managed to fray nerves, leading to one arrest, Niagara Falls police said.Dennis C. Townsend, 50, of Ashland Avenue, was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief and harassment for striking a neighbor in the head with a golf club, police said. Townsend is accused of attacking t…

A Depew woman was beaten and robbed Saturday morning on a West Side bike path.The woman told police that about 7:30 a.m., a teenager dragged her onto the bike path at Forest and Niagara streets, then punched and kicked her in the face and body.Her attacker, who took her purse, which contained a cellphone and $80, threatened to kill her and reached into his waistband but …

LOCKPORT – A juvenile was captured by a citizen Thursday night in the Town of Lockport after the boy allegedly stole his bicycle, along with a dirt bike from a Beattie Avenue woman’s garage.William J. Nimetz, 21, of Pendleton, chased three males whom he believed were responsible for stealing his bicycle and the Kawasaki dirt bike sometime between 7:30 and 10:45 p.m. Nimetz…

LOCKPORT – A Town of Lockport woman was charged with disorderly conduct in the parking lot of the Niagara County Jail Friday morning.Deputy Raymond F. Tracy Jr. said he saw a vehicle driven by Kelly A. Wilson, 26, of Ruhlmann Road, enter the lot and park in an area marked as restricted. When he pointed this out to Wilson as she was preparing to remove her baby from the aut…

WHEATFIELD – Someone cut four 75-foot copper electrical lines to the maintenance building at Oppenheim Park on Niagara Falls Boulevard about 3:05 a.m. Friday.Edward McDonald, a groundskeeper for the Niagara County Parks Department, told Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Milleville that the wires were connected to a power box on the south side of the building. After being cut, they we…

A Buffalo man who allegedly drove by a Garner Avenue residence and threatened to “shoot everyone” late Thursday night returned early Friday morning, poured gasoline along the sides of the house and caused a fire, police said.The victim, who has an active order of protection against the man, told police that the man told her she was going to “watch someone die right here,” …

Buffalo police are asking for the public’s help in catching a man who allegedly pushed a blind man from behind and stole items out of his pockets, authorities said Friday.The incident occurred June 26 at the Stuyvesant Apartments, on Elmwood Avenue between North and Summer streets, officials said.The alleged robber took a bank card and Medicare card from the man, according…

An Oswego woman on probation for a prior driving while intoxicated conviction was caught driving drunk in the Town of Wheatfield Friday, State Police reported.Samanatha Wyman, 34, was charged with felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a vehicle without the interlock device past DWI offenders are required to use, among ot…

A boat crashed into the breakwall at the Small Boat Harbor off of Fuhrmann Boulevard and some passengers were ejected into the water, one of them up against the breakwall with apparent injuries, Buffalo police said Friday afternoon.The Coast Guard and Erie County Sheriff’s Office were also responding to the scene, authorities said.No other information was immediately ava…

A driver was injured Friday morning when the vehicle went off Southwestern Boulevard near Eden Evans Center Road and struck a guardrail, police said.The injured driver was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center following the crash about 7:30 a.m., officials said.The Evans Police Department declined to release the driver’s name.

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Six people – including three children – were injured Friday morning when a taxi driver apparently ran a red light, struck another car and then crashed into the Heritage Centers building on Oak Street, police said.None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, police said.But it could have been worse. The office of Executive Director Michael Gross was struck by the t…

A 17-year-old male was seriously wounded on Northumberland Avenue Thursday night. The teen, who was shot in the chest, is listed in serious condition at Erie County Medical Center Friday morning, police said.Police responded to Northumberland just after 8 p.m. Thursday, officials said.Much of the street, which runs between East Ferry and Scajaquada streets, was cordoned o…

Buffalo police responded Thursday evening to a shooting on Northumberland Avenue that left a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest, authorities said.Much of Northumberland Avenue, which runs between East Ferry and Scajaquada streets, was cordoned off by police crime-scene tape.No other information was immediately available.