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Authorities are offering a reward for information about the June killing of a 20-year-old Buffalo man. Ronald Willis III was fatally shot on Stanley Street, off Bailey Avenue near Broadway at about 9:45 p.m. on June 1. Crime Stoppers Buffalo is offering up to $2,500 and the Buffalo Police Department is offering up to $1,500 for information that leads to an arrest or …

A South Buffalo man told police someone broke into his apartment and stole a safe containing $20,000 in cash, a gold necklace and his identification. The South Ryan Street resident told police that someone broke a glass window on the apartment door, and then reached in and unlocked the door to get inside. The incident was reported to Buffalo police Saturday afternoon…

Crime

One woman was shot to death and another woman was injured late Saturday in an incident in the 100 block of Hagen Street, Buffalo police said. Police said the two women were shot just before 10:40 p.m. in connection with a dispute involving a house party. A 26-year-old Buffalo woman, who was not identified, was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where she was later …

Crime

A Tonawanda man who was driving with no headlights was arrested and jailed early Saturday morning after police found he also had 18 suspensions dating back two years and no driver's license. City of Tonawanda police pulled over Nathaniel L. Busch of Sunset Terrace on Main Street at about 3 a.m. for driving without his lights on. His license had been suspended 18 tim…

Crime

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…

Buffalo

There is a particular call police receive like clockwork, Tommy Champion said. A desperate mother or father will ask for help, saying a teenage son or daughter is out of control. The parent asks, "Could someone just stop by and talk to them?" It is hardly what you dream about when you get into policing. Teenage rebellion is as old and complicated as humanity itself. …

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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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…

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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An Orchard Park man was charged Sunday morning with driving while intoxicated after police said they stopped him for speeding and found that he had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit. Police stopped a 2015 GMC Sierra pickup truck at about 12:20 a.m. Sunday morning after it was seen speeding on South Buffalo Street in the village. The driver, 33-year-old…

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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…

Crime

A man who fought with police and then threatened an officer is now facing charges of harassment, disorderly conduct, obstructing justice and resisting arrest. Buffalo Police officers found Carlos Rodriguez fighting with a woman on Allen Street at about 2:35 a.m. Saturday and ordered them to break it up and leave. Rodriguez refused and pushed an officer in the left shoul…