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A 29-year-old Buffalo man with prior criminal convictions was arrested by police early Wednesday morning after officers found him with a loaded weapon. James Tyson, of Victoria Street, had a defaced Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun loaded with eight rounds when officers saw him on the porch of a Block Street home, according to a Buffalo police report. He was charged wit…

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A 20-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly restrained a woman, tried to strangle her and ripped her hair out. According to Buffalo Police, Isaiah Bouldin of Sheffield Avenue locked his victim in the house and used his hands to strangle her, injuring her throat and causing bruising and difficulty with swallowing. He then tore out her hair …

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Two vehicles were stolen from a Bailey Avenue used-car lot during a Saturday morning break-in that caused extensive damage to the property. Buffalo police said three people entered Smiling Ted's at 1890 Bailey Ave. about 8 a.m. by breaking three windows. Police said the thieves took 17 sets of car keys, worth $300 each, for a combined value of $5,100. The estimated cost…

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A man told Buffalo police he was beaten and robbed Friday night in Kaisertown. The man told police he was walking down Casimir Street, near Willet Street, about 7 p.m. when a man approached him, asking if he wanted to buy marijuana. He told the man "no," and as he was walking away, he was attacked, police said. The victim was punched in the head and face, and suffere…

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New York State Police have charged a Jamestown man with possession of child pornography. State Police said Matthew Robinson, 34, was arrested May 19 for 10 counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child. State Police investigators said they were alerted to the case by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit. An investigation of several of Robinson's electronics c…

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A 24-year-old Jamestown man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for driving the wrong way down a one-way street just before midnight Saturday. Nicholas J. Cole was spotted by Jamestown Police going the wrong way on East Fourth Street. A further investigation revealed that Cole was intoxicated, police reported. He was taken into custody at …

Amherst

Chuck E Cheese's likes to tout itself as a place where "a kid can be a kid." On Saturday, it was the adults who misbehaved. A heated argument at the restaurant's Amherst location on Harlem Road escalated into a physical melee involving about a half-dozen young adults, most of whom appeared to be teenage girls who are seen repeatedly pummeling each other and pulling hair…

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New York State Park Police were called to help a man who had fallen into the Genesee River gorge in the area of the Upper Falls within Letchworth State Park early Sunday afternoon. Eric Dumas, 31, of Buffalo had fallen approximately 30 feet, just above the brink of the 70-foot-high falls. Park Police officers trained in high-angle rescue descended to the man for init…

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A 20-year-old Arcade woman stole a relative's identity and used it to take out more than $7,000 from a checking account, Wyoming County sheriff's deputies said Sunday. Christine M. Barr was arrested Thursday after police investigated fraudulent charges on a family member's checking account. They found that Barr had taken the checking account information, and had been pu…

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A Silver Creek man was charged with menacing early Sunday morning after he was accused of threatening another person with a pair of knives and damaging a cellphone. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance on Howard Street in Silver Creek just after midnight and said that William E. Folts, 31, had approached "another person in a threatening manner…

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A 37-year-old man was charged with drunken driving Saturday after he hit another vehicle while driving the wrong way in Niagara Falls. A State Police patrol in Niagara Falls saw a vehicle driven by Courtney A. Sistrunk of Niagara Falls heading into oncoming traffic on Niagara Falls Boulevard, according to State Police Public Information Officer James O'Callahan. O'Ca…

An Allentown apartment was heavily damaged by an intruder early Saturday, Buffalo police reported. Someone forced open window from a fire escape into the flat in the first block of Mariner Street, police said. The burglar damaged a wood coffee table, knocked paintings off the walls, ripped the fabric of a couch and damaged a wood bench seat. The intruder also smashed a …

A Prospect Avenue resident reported losing between $5,000 and $10,000 worth of personal property when her apartment was burglarized. The woman, who lives in the 100 block of Prospect, told Buffalo Police Saturday morning that someone entered the apartment through a bedroom window and stole jewelry and electronics. The burglar then left the apartment through the front do…

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A Hamburg man with a long history of suspended or revoked driver's licenses for alcohol-related offenses was arrested again early Sunday morning in the town of Orchard Park –  for drunk and unlicensed driving. Police stopped a 2015 Nissan Altima for speeding on Milestrip Road near Abbott Road at about 3 a.m. The car was driven by Joel Echeverria, 34, whose license had b…