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A man approached the counter at the Tops pharmacy on Transit Road, wearing women’s clothes and holding a device which had wires leading to his purse. He passed a note to the pharmacist. He was demanding prescription drugs and threatening to detonate a bomb. A 911 call, a quick police response and a short foot chase ended with an apprehension at gunpoint in the parkin…

Local News

A West Seneca funeral director died in a motor vehicle accident Sunday night on Transit Road, according to Lancaster Police. Paul A. Kloc, 77, of Paul A. Kloc Blossom Chapels in West Seneca, was identified as the victim. Kloc was taken to Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, in Cheektowaga, where he succumbed to his injuries, police said. A post on the Lan…

Local News

A missing Lancaster woman was found dead early Friday near railroad tracks in Lackawanna, the Lancaster Police said Saturday. A Silver Alert had been issued July 20 for Robin A. Leys, 61, who had last been seen alive traveling on foot in the 3100 block of Transit Road in West Seneca. On Friday, Lancaster police reported on Facebook that she had been found dead by La…

Crime

Lancaster police Monday made an arrest in a fatal hit-and-run accident from Wednesday. Sebastien Y. Lavertu, 32, of Danville, Quebec, has been charged with leaving the scene of an incident resulting in death, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Police allege that at about 11:50 p.m. on June 21, Lavertu was behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer th…

      Lancaster police Thursday arrested two Rochester men minutes after the suspects robbed a credit union on Brunswick Road in the Village of Lancaster. Michael Frisch, 30, and Kevin Wood, 56, were stopped in their getaway vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. on Ransom Road by Lancaster police detectives Edward Wojtal and Mark Fowler, who received a …