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A City of Tonawanda man who was taken into custody Sunday for stealing $1,800 worth of power tools from a church admitted to the crime, according to City of Tonawanda police. Paul D. Biniaszewski, 49, told police he "felt guilty" about taking assorted power tools March 13 from the garage of St. Francis Church, 144 Broad St., officials said. Biniaszewski was charged S…

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A woman who said she was out on a garbage-picking run was arrested on drug charges and traffic violations Friday after her vehicle struck a telephone pole on Syracuse Street in the City of Tonawanda, according to City of Tonawanda Police. Police said Amy A. Okiec, 54, was placing an air conditioner she had scavenged from the curb into the front seat of her running vehic…

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A North Tonawanda woman with a revoked driver's license was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop in the City of Tonawanda, police said. When officers stopped Kayla L. Vigrass for speeding on the Twin Cities Memorial Highway, they discovered her license had been revoked in December. Her license, which also had been suspended four times, had …

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A Buffalo man who suffered an apparent medical event while driving Thursday crashed his vehicle into the jersey barrier at Main and Niagara streets in the City of Tonawanda, according to City of Tonawanda Police. The accident occurred at 2:15 p.m. Police said 80-year-old Joseph W. Tapia suffered a diabetic seizure prior to the accident and was transported to Kenmore Mer…

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A Town of Tonawanda man was arrested on several charges Sunday evening after he was found passed out at the wheel in a turning lane of Twin City Highway, according to the City of Tonawanda Police Department. Jacob T. Pettit, 18, was charged with driving while ability impaired, driving while intoxicated and other drug and traffic charges at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. City of T…

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A pickup truck towing a trailer Wednesday slid off the road, jackknifed and slammed into a Tim Hortons restaurant on Niagara Street in the City of Tonawanda, police said. No injuries were reported. The driver of the vehicle, 19-year-old Michael Rodriguez of North Tonawanda, was issued two summons for driving at an imprudent speed for the weather conditions and for ha…

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A City of Tonawanda woman and her alleged assailant suffered serious burns Monday after the woman was attacked outside a Tim Hortons restaurant, according to City of Tonawanda police. Both were transported to Erie County Medical Center, where they are being treated in the hospital's burn unit for their injuries, said City of Tonawanda Patrol Capt. Fredric Foels. The …

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A Tonawanda man was charged with forgery Tuesday morning after he submitted fraudulent doctor's notes to try and excuse himself from making appearances in Tonawanda City Court, according to the City of Tonawanda Police Department. James A. Grosskopf, 32, was charged with third-degree forgery and fraudulently obtaining a signature. According to police, an investigatio…

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A Buffalo man is facing eight charges after some fast driving, and some attempted fast-talking, led to his arrest early Sunday morning, according to City of Tonawanda Police. Robin L. Blassinggame, 29, was arrested after a traffic stop for speeding led to multiple other offenses, officials say. Officers said Blassingame was stopped on Delaware Street just before 2:30…

City of Tonawanda Police said they found a meth lab Sunday in a camping trailer in a backyard on Kohler Street in the City of Tonawanda. Police said they were directed to the site. Inside the trailer, they found items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine, including crystalline substances, clear plastic bottles and cooking devices. Police said the person who a…

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A City of Tonawanda man has been charged with using credit cards stolen from a vehicle in the city, police said Friday. Matthew V. Serviss, 31, of Bouck Street, was arrested Thursday afternoon during an appearance in Tonawanda City Court on an unrelated charge, city police said. The credit cards were taken last month from a vehicle on Delaware Street and were used at…

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A City of Tonawanda woman suffered upper-body injuries Friday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Young Street and Cranbrook Road, according to Tonawanda police. Lorraine Jensen, 84, was traveling north on Young and attempting to turn onto Cranbrook when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle driven by Gregory Tedesco, 58, of Buffalo. The accident occur…

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City of Tonawanda Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl who was last seen Monday. Elise Henry is described as 5 feet, 1 inch tall and was last known to be wearing a blue sweater and jeans. She is fond of wearing knit caps, police said. Elise was last seen in the area of Main Street and Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, police said. Anyo…

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A North Tonawanda man who crashed into a guardrail while driving on the Twin Cities Memorial Highway early Monday was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to City of Tonawanda Police. Milton M. Rowe, 35, was northbound at about 4:45 a.m., driving on the shoulder of the Twin Cities Memorial Highway, when his SUV left the road and crashed into the guardrail n…

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A Buffalo man who was stopped Sunday by City of Tonawanda Police was found to have 20 suspensions on his driver's license that date back to 1999. Gregory L. Black, 55, was charged with both second- and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, alcohol-related aggravated operation of a motor vehicle, driving without a license, driving an unregister…