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Erie County deputies made DWI arrests on land and water Thursday.A driver with a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit was arrested following a traffic stop in Elma, sheriff’s deputies reported.Deputy Tim Christian pulled over a vehicle being driven erratically at about 8:20 p.m. Thursday on Bowen Road in Elma. Jeremy M. Pettigrew, 26, was arrested th…

Kelmyne Jones died at 16 in a street fight that went from bad to worse. With him holding another boy in a headlock, an even younger teenager retrieved a handgun that had been tucked under a bush, and moments later Jones was fatally shot.The group of about 11 boys scattered – even Jones. He staggered about 80 feet, up the driveway of a home that houses a day care center. T…

Buffalo homicide detectives continue to search for the killer of a 16-year-old boy, identified by police today as Kelmyne Jones.Just before 4 p.m, Saturday, officers from the Northeast District found Kelmyne, who had been shot, in a driveway in the 200 block of Northland Avenue.“Responding officers learned that there was apparently a fight involving several young males, in…

A man was struck by three bullets on Lombard Street between Broadway and Paderewski Drive this morning, Buffalo police said.The victim told police he was approached by an unknown person, who fired several shots at him, authorities said. Three of the shots hit the victim in the upper body, and he was taken to Erie County Medical Center, according to officials.A nearby vehic…

A Kennedy man was arrested for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle on Friday, State Police said today.Tyler Stakelum, 27, was found to have been driving after his license had been suspended twice, authorities said. Officials found Stakelum’s vehicle in a ditch on Milestrip Road in Cherry Creek, police said.

A Frewsburg man charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated Saturday was also found with a loaded rifle and marijuana residue in his vehicle, State Police said today.Steven Cline, 32, was driving erratically on Frew Run Road in Frewsburg, authorities said, and failed sobriety tests upon being pulled over. He was transported to the State Police barracks in Jamestown, …

A woman and a police officer were injured about 4 p.m. Saturday after a two-vehicle crash involving a Town of Tonawanda police cruiser at Sheridan Drive and Military Road.The officer was responding to a call of a crime in progress at the time, and the cruiser’s lights and sirens were activated, according to a department news release.The officer suffered minor scrapes and…

WESTFIELD – A teenager died Saturday after rescuers pulled him from the waters of Lake Erie.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Jan Carlos Delosantos-Nunez, 17, of Jamestown.Rescuers were alerted at about 12:15 p.m. Saturday to a possible drowning off the outer breakwall near Monroe Marina, according to the Sheriff’s Office and the Westfield Fir…

Dunkirk police tracking a robbery suspect over the weekend found their man and, in the process, happened upon a shooting.It began at about 9:45 p.m. on Friday when investigating the report of a man robbed at gunpoint in the 100 block of King Street, police said.About two hours later, police located the suspect’s vehicle near Central Avenue and Second Street.As patrols appr…

NIAGARA FALLS – New York State Parks Police were searching the Niagara River late Saturday for two people who had reportedly fallen into the water during two separate incidents.The first happened at about 6 p.m. when a 22-year-old man from Amherst was hiking with friends at Whirlpool State Park, when he went off the trail and slipped into the rapids, a Parks Police officia…

GASPORT – A 16-year-old boy awoke to see flames shooting from his bedroom closet Friday morning, then managed to get the rest of the occupants out of the home safely, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said. The fire broke out about 6:25 a.m. at 3875 Root Road, investigators said. A damage estimate was unavailable. Firefighters from Gasport, Hartland and Middleport compani…

NIAGARA FALLS – A bandit dressed in a Ninja costume robbed a Packard Court man of $600 cash early Friday, Niagara Falls police said. The victim was awakened in bed about 3:30 a.m. by a the bandit in a dark Ninja warrior outfit, who demanded the money. The victim was locked in a bathroom as the robber fled out a rear door, police said.Police said the intruder cut a kit…

A teenager was fatally shot Saturday afternoon in the city’s Hamlin Park neighborhood.Police released few details Saturday, but said one male – believed to be 16 – was shot just before 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Northland Avenue, between Lonsdale Road and Hager Street.Homicide investigators were called to the scene. Police initially said the victim was seriously wounded, b…

The victim of Friday’s fatal motorcycle crash in the city’s Leroy neighborhood has been identified as Sonny Lee Hollingsworth, 40, of Buffalo.Hollingsworth was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred on Leroy Avenue, at the intersection with Holden Avenue, at about 7:15 p.m. Friday, according to Buffalo police accident investigators Martin Fore…