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The Cheektowaga Police Department announced Monday that it issued a summons for littering but would not file criminal charges against a man who claimed responsibility for disseminating pamphlets published by the "Racist Nationalist Party of America." Assistant Police Chief Capt. Michael Sliwinski said in a release that pamphlets containing "racial and religious wording …

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The woman charged with killing her best friend in an April crash in Cheektowaga had just stolen from a nearby grocery store and significantly damaged her car in another crash just prior to the fatal collision, prosecutors allege in court documents. Aleia C. Easley was speeding away from the Save A Lot store on South Rossler Avenue when she ran a red light and struck ano…

Cheektowaga

A 21-year-old Buffalo woman was killed Tuesday night after the car she was a passenger in ran a red light and collided with another vehicle in Cheektowaga, according to the Cheektowaga Police Department. Police said that the collision occurred at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Rossler Avenue and Dingens Street. Officers said a 2010 Honda Accord, driven by a…

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A motorcyclist was struck by another vehicle Tuesday near Walden Avenue and Duke Road, across from the Walden Galleria, a Cheektowaga Police dispatcher confirmed. The injuries to the motorcyclist were not believed to be serious.

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A mistaken alert sent out at the Walden Galleria caused some stores to close temporarily, according to Cheektowaga Police. "There is no emergency at the mall," Assistant Chief Michael Sliwinski said in a statement. Sliwinski said that "a mistake was made" by Walden Galleria security. He said that a limited alert should have been sent out as a weekly test but instead,…

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No one was injured Wednesday night in a drive-by shooting near the city line, Cheektowaga police said Friday. The gunfire was reported on Olcott Place, off Genesee Street, just after 8 p.m., police said in a news release. Witnesses told police they heard four to six shots and a vehicle speeding away down Olcott, towards Herbert Avenue. The vehicle was described as mi…

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The Town of Cheektowaga Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a robbery suspect who wore, according to police, "a green pajama onesie outfit" during a robbery of a convenience store Thursday evening. At approximately 8 p.m. Thursday, police said, a black male wearing a green pajama onesie outfit robbed the 7-Eleven store at 150 French Road, located just…

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A 15-year-old girl was arrested Monday by Cheektowaga police on felony grand larceny charges in the theft of several designer purses at the Walden Galleria. The thefts occurred on Dec. 26, 2018, the night the mall closed early due to several disturbances involving fighting youths. According to police, five of the 11 stolen Michael Kors designer purses were recovered.…

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A Buffalo man is out on bail after being charged with assault for an alleged road-rage incident last week on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said Monday. Maurice Scott, 31, of French Street, has been accused of severely beating a 41-year-old man on Wednesday afternoon on Walden, just east of Galleria Drive. Scott was arraigned Sa…

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Villa Maria College notified its campus community of an on-campus armed robbery that happened Thursday morning. The incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. in the west parking lot at the rear of the main building near the maintenance garage on the Cheektowaga campus at 240 Pine Ridge Road, according to an email sent to students, faculty and staff at 10:38 a.m. The colle…

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A lieutenant with the Cheektowaga Police Department and a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police Department officer are among 14 officers from across the state who will receive a Certificate of Valor from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, his office announced Monday. Cheektowaga Police Lt. Anthony Filipski and NFTA Police Officer David Capretto were nominated for the New …

A Cheektowaga man who had been missing since Sunday was located early Tuesday morning and is safe, according to Erie County dispatchers. Cheektowaga Police had issued a Silver Alert for Eugueni N. Kovatchev, 58, who was last seen on Kemp Drive in Cheektowaga, Cheektowaga Police said. Cheektowaga Police said Kovatchev does not drive, but is known to take the bus in at…

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Four people were hurt, at least one critically, in a two-car, head-on collision late Thursday on Union Road in Cheektowaga, Cheektowaga police reported. The accident occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Union near Maryvale Drive, police said.  None of the victims was identified by police, who said the crash occurred when the driver of a 1995 Nissan traveling south on Un…

Cheektowaga police issued a warning about a telephone scam in which victims are being goaded to purchase prepaid gift cards to pay off bogus utility bills. Police said there have been several reported incidents in which victims have received phone calls from someone claiming to be from National Grid, who tells victims that they owe the utility $1,500. If the bill is not…

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Two people were injured Monday following a two-car rollover crash on Union Road near Losson Road in Cheektowaga, police reported. The accident occurred about 6 p.m. The two victims were both transported to area hospitals. Neither the identities nor the conditions of the victims was immediately available late Monday. Crews from local volunteer fire companies joined polic…