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An alert neighbor and the work of a New York State Police K-9 helped apprehend two Jamestown men who were accused of burglarizing a vacant home. Terry L. Kendall, 28, and Kenneth E. Kendall, 49, were both arrested early Wednesday morning on charges of second-degree burglary by troopers stationed out of the State Police Amity station in Allegany County. Just before mi…

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A dead man was found early Friday morning in the city's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood, Buffalo police said. Police were called at about 6:45 a.m. Friday to the 600 block of Fillmore Avenue, where they found the body of the deceased male on the sidewalk. No other details were available. An autopsy will be performed by the Erie County Medical Examiner's Office to d…

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Three Buffalo men were arrested Thursday after fleeing police, first in a car, and then on foot, according to the Buffalo Police Department. Joel Dean, 21, Jalique Allen, 28, and Dason Lofton, 20, face several charges after their reckless drive became a foot pursuit for officers. Officers responded to a shots fired call around 4 p.m. on Jones Street, with witnesses t…

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A man was arrested after he gave up looking for his lost dog while at the Walmart in Warsaw, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. Sean Carey, 29, of Castile was charged Wednesday with abandonment of an animal. On Tuesday, the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office received a call about a man who had left a husky at Walmart. It was reported to deputies that the …

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A man trying to shoplift hundreds of dollars of merchandise was arrested Wednesday as well as on charges for another crime, according to the State Police. Troy A. Schuppenhauer, 29, of Bradford, Pa., was arrested by Olean station troopers for attempted petit larceny and an auto stripping charge. Troopers responded to a report of shoplifting at Sassy’s Truck Stop, loc…

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A Cattaraugus County man who was shot by an Erie County sheriff's deputy during an August incident at a Springville gas station has been indicted on multiple charges. Nicholas Krencik, 34, of Ashford was arraigned Thursday before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller on two counts of menacing a police officer and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in t…

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A man convicted of selling more than 6,000 bags of heroin has been sentenced to 63 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. Emmanuel Lopez, 27, of Buffalo, sold heroin and fentanyl in the Buffalo area between 2016 and Dec. 5, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch. Federal officers made two purchases from Lopez, which later tested pos…

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A woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle involved in a collision with another vehicle early Thursday evening, Buffalo Police said. The female pedestrian, in her 40s, was declared dead at the scene of the accident at Genesee Street and Fillmore Avenue, according to police. The two vehicles collided just before 6 p.m., and one hit the woman. Police said no…

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A Batavia man was charged with breaking into a Bergen gun shop and stealing 14 guns, according to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. Morgan R. Coles, 20, entered the Firing Pin on Buffalo Road through a roof vent Sept. 26, according to the federal complaint filed against him. Video surveillance shows him removing 14 firearms from a shelf, placing them in a bag and leavi…

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The driver of a car involved in a collision with a school bus Thursday afternoon apparently fled the scene of the accident, according to a spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department. The accident occurred at 4:45 p.m. at Breckenridge and Herkimer streets, with initial reports saying the bus was struck by a vehicle, Michael J. DeGeorge said in an email. About 16 student…

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Buffalo police arrested three women Tuesday night after gunshots were fired from a third-story window in a tower in the Commodore Perry housing complex, according to a police report. Police recovered spent ammunition inside an apartment at 305 Perry St., as well as two loaded guns. Officers observed the gunfire shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the report. …

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Buffalo police arrested two men on gun and drug charges after seeing a car filled with what turned out to be marijuana smoke Wednesday night in the city's Riverside neighborhood. The officers saw the parked car on Riverside Avenue, near Niagara Street, at about 9:30 p.m. The person in the passenger seat, Sazileo B. Montanez, 20, told an officer he had marijuana in hi…

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A Niagara County sheriff's deputy rescued a drowning 4-year-old girl in Lake Ontario Thursday morning at Olcott Beach and authorities later charged the girl's father. Deputy John Vosburgh responded to a call just after 8 a.m. that an unsupervised girl was in the water in the area of Krull Park, and that she appeared to be drowning, according to the Niagara County Sherif…

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A driver who pleaded guilty to hitting a man in a motorized wheelchair with his pickup and leaving the scene was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Mark Hicks, 34, of Amherst, admitted in August he struck a 56-year-old Riverside man on Vulcan Street in the Town of Tonawanda on Feb. 16. The victim spent several…

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There was no doubt that Joseph S. Mlyniec killed Robert Irvine III. The only question was whether Mlyniec’s lawyer could convince a judge that the retired Wyoming County sheriff’s deputy was emotionally disturbed when he fatally shot Irvine. In the end, Mlyniec and attorney Norman Effman agreed the value of making that argument – to seek less prison time – was outwei…