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A Depew man pulled over for speeding in Cheektowaga Friday had a car equipped with emergency-style flashing lights and claimed to be a member of a volunteer fire company, State Police said Sunday. Louis J. Volo Jr., 57, was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, misdemeanor cocaine possession and various vehicle and traffic violations. Troopers said t…

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A Buffalo man was charged with felony gun possession early Sunday after police investigated a report of an armed man behind the Towne Restaurant, 186 Allen St. Justin Colston, 25, of Brunswick Boulevard, ran from the back of the eatery but was caught across the street behind another Allen Street restaurant, where Central District police said Colston resisted arrest. …

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City of Tonawanda police are looking for two women who used a stolen credit card last week to make purchases at several local stores. The police released a photo Sunday of the two suspects, caught on video leaving a store. The credit cards were taken during a residential burglary last week in Tonawanda, and several purchases were made before the victim learned the ca…

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A Buffalo man was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge early Sunday after allegedly fleeing the scene of an auto accident. Central District police said witnesses chased Kahimbe Shamu, 29, after a crash early Sunday on Hampshire Street between Prospect and Fargo avenues. The witnesses got Shamu to stop at Fargo Avenue and Niagara Street, and police charged h…

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Buffalo police arrested Danial Crocker of Livingston Street after a Saturday car crash that occurred less than two hours after Crocker was the victim of an assault. Crocker, 42, was seen with blood running down his face on Bailey Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. Crocker told Northeast District police a man argued with him over money and hit him in the head with a paint rolle…

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Buffalo Police made an arrest Sunday morning in a double shooting Aug. 4 on Hagen Street that left one woman dead, the department announced on Twitter Sunday. Lemuele Jackson, 31, was charged by homicide detectives with second-degree murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Santana O. Anderson, 26, was shot and killed in the 100 block of Hagen St…

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A 16-year-old male from Lockport was arrested early Saturday in Youngstown and charged with a felony count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly having a loaded gun. State Police assisted Niagara County sheriff's deputies in the incident shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday on Parkside Place in the village. The suspect, whose name was not released bec…

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State Police arrested a Warsaw woman Saturday afternoon, about an hour after a property damage auto accident in the Wyoming County Town of Covington. Heather Aldinger, 42, was picked up at 4 p.m. on Burke Hill Road in Perry, which is immediately south of Covington, and charged with a felony count of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, moving fro…

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Jamestown police arrested a man early Sunday and charged him with beating a woman after throwing her to the pavement at Foot Avenue and Harrison Street. Jason M. Loucks, 45, of Jamestown, was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. Police were called to the scene at 12:41 a.m. and found Loucks allegedly holding the woman down. Police a…

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State Police said Sunday that charges are pending in connection with a motorcycle crash Saturday on the Niagara Scenic Parkway off-ramp to Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls. The driver, William E. Ketterer, 63, of Grand Island, and his passenger, identified as Rae Ketterer, were thrown from the motorcycle onto the north shoulder of the road after he lost control of the bi…

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A Niagara Falls man who uses his garage and a vacant apartment to store commercial restaurant equipment told city police that someone broke into the properties on back-to-back nights this week to steal property. The intruder tried to pry open a garage door Wednesday night, according to reports, but in the process ended up tearing off the door handle, causing about $300 …

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Two young men who exited a pizzeria as a customer entered early Saturday apparently went straight to the customer's nearby van and stole it, Niagara Falls Police said. Witnesses reported seeing the two men jump into the 2011 Dodge van and drive off just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to reports. The victim, a Niagara Falls man, told police that he was driving his …

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In late 2012, while training at a vacant lot not far from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Thomas Breski crossed paths with a police officer he knew from their days together in the National Guard. Breski, a Buffalo firefighter, says he was talking with Joseph Wendel about work when the conversation turned to a BB gun shooting involving four teenagers. "We took the…

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A dispute that escalated into a stabbing has resulted in attempted murder charges against a Buffalo woman. Areyona Favors, 19, is accused of stabbing a 21-year-old woman in the first block of Shreck Avenue at about 11 p.m. Friday, according to Buffalo police. Police said the victim is in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center. Favors was arrested shortly…

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A shooting on Woodlawn Avenue shortly after midnight Saturday left a Buffalo man with a leg wound. Police said the 58-year old victim was shot at about 12:15 a.m. in the 100 block of Woodlawn. Buffalo detectives said the man was struck in the leg by gunfire and is currently in fair condition at Erie County Medical Center. Police are investigating the shooting and …