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A City of Tonawanda man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after a crash Monday night in Niagara Falls, according to a police report. The crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Buffalo Avenue near 58th Street. A driver told police another car tried to pass her on the right as she headed east on Buffalo Avenue, sideswiped her vehicle and crashed into a …

Crime

A City of Tonawanda woman was charged over the weekend after police said she asked a 911 operator how she could kill her boyfriend. Zelda L. Cotton was accused of endangering the welfare of an elderly person Saturday night at a home on William Street, City of Tonawanda police said. Police allege that Cotton, 54, of Delaware Street, told them she struck her 76-year-ol…

City of Tonawanda

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…

Crime

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…

Buffalo

A Buffalo woman was charged early Friday with aggravated driving while intoxicated after she nearly struck a parked police vehicle in the City of Tonawanda, police said. Janeva A. Perkins was pulled over on Main Street at about 2:30 a.m. A police officer was inside the parked car Perkins almost sideswiped, according to police. Perkins, 27, initially gave police the n…

City of Tonawanda

Two men robbed the Tonawanda Community Credit Union on Wednesday afternoon, City of Tonawanda police said. The robbery happened at 12:57 p.m. at the credit union located at 315 Delaware St., police said. The robbers took cash at gunpoint and fled. No one was injured, according to police.

Local News

The driver of a tractor-trailer hauling potato chips wedged his rig beneath a railroad bridge Monday afternoon in the City of Tonawanda, according to police. The driver got stuck at about 1:45 p.m. while heading southbound on Young Street told police he was lost and did not see the signs about vehicle height restrictions, City of Tonawanda police said. Adam Hamdan, 42, …

Crime

A City of Tonawanda man has been indicted on attempted murder and assault charges in the December attack with a flammable liquid against his ex-girlfriend outside a Tim Hortons, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. Jonathon E. White, 28, is accused of spraying Jessica Cameron, 25, with an accelerant and setting her on fire Dec. 17 outside the restaur…

Crime

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…

Crime

A Lackawanna man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop early Monday morning, according to the City of Tonawanda Police Department. Ryan J. Conners, 37, was charged with DWI and other charges after a traffic stop on Niagara Street in the City of Tonawanda just before 3 a.m. Monday. Police said Conners was driving 50 mph in a 30 mph…

City of Tonawanda

City of Tonawanda police who responded to a domestic dispute early Monday morning used a Taser on a 33-year-old man who later injured a police lieutenant, according to authorities. Police responded to an apartment on Fletcher Street where a man locked himself in a bedroom and refused to come out. Officers went into the room and the man, identified by police as Jon R. Fr…

Local News

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…

Crime

A Niagara Falls woman pulled over for not having her headlights on was arrested early Wednesday on several charges including felony driving while intoxicated, according to the City of Tonawanda Police Department. Gabrielle C. Hickey, 19, was pulled over around 1:30 a.m. on Delaware Street for operating a vehicle with no headlights. Officers said Hickey showed signs of i…

Education

Two elected officials in the City of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda agreed to a friendly wager – in support of high school football teams in their cities. City of Tonawanda Common Council President Jenna Koch and North Tonawanda Alderman at Large Austin Tylec announced the wager Monday in a joint news release. Both schools are participating in "Spirit Week," in prepar…

City of Tonawanda

Overnight parking restrictions begin Oct. 1 in the City of Tonawanda. There is no overnight parking on city streets or city lots between the hours of 2 to 6 a.m. Overnight parking restrictions will remain in effect until March 31, 2019.