Crime

Crime
1:13 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Basil pleads not guilty to Molly's Pub attack

Jeffrey Basil pleaded not guilty to multiple charges relating to the attack on William Sager Jr. at Molly's Pub in May.
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Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil has been arraigned in connection with the attack that seriously injured William Sager Jr. in May.

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Crime
11:46 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Grucza sentenced to 25 years for Toys R Us murder

Grucza, seen in the blue shirt in the background, will spend the next 25 years in prison.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Bernard Grucza, the admitted killer of Toys R Us manager Laurence Wells, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years probation.

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Crime
8:55 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Authorities round up members of gang tied to City Grill shootings

Prosecutors and law enforcement officials announced the arrests on Wednesday.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Several members of what is described as the most violent drug trafficking gang in Western New York have been taken off the streets.

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Crime
3:56 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Cartagena found guilty of killing her 8-year-old daughter

Candance Cartagena was found guilty of murdering her daughter Monday in Erie County Court.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

A judge has found Candace Cartagena guilty of killing her 8-year-old daughter Bianca in their East Amherst home in 2010.

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Crime
1:04 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Man and woman killed in East side shooting

Two people are dead following an overnight shooting on Buffalo's East side. The incident occurred around 2:15 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Sycamore Street and Jefferson Avenue. 

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Crime
2:05 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Manager indicted on attempted murder charge in Molly's Pub attack

Jeffrey Basil faces more serious charges in the attack on William Sager Jr.
Credit File photo

Jeffrey Basil, the manager of the now-defunct Main Street bar Molly's Pub, has been indicted on multiple charges, including attempted murder, in the May attack that left airman William Sager Jr. with serious brain injuries.

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Crime
6:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Fourth city employee admits to stealing from parking meters

Parking meters on Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Another city worker has admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from Buffalo parking meters.

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Crime
4:43 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Tow truck manager admits to ‘pay to play’ scheme in bribing Buffalo cops

U.S. Attorney William Hochul (center), joined by Brian P. Boetig,special agent in charge of the FBI’s Buffalo Division (left) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell T. Ippolito, Jr. during a news conference on the tow truck case.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A 30-year-old tow truck manager has admitted to taking part in a 'pay to play' scheme of bribing Buffalo Police officers.

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Crime
11:03 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Orchard Park man charged with murdering his father

21-year-old Sean Keenan arrested in the murder of his father in Orchard Park
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Orchard Park Police say a 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his father.

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Crime
10:44 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Tonawanda woman, 83, charged in death of 89-year-old husband

Phylis Eson, 83, faces a murder charge in the death of her husband.
Credit Town of Tonawanda Police

Town of Tonawanda Police have arrested an 83-year-old woman and charged her with the murder of her 89-year-old husband. 

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Crime
11:45 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Buffalo police investigate shooting

Buffalo police are investigating an early Saturday morning shooting on the East Side.

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Crime
3:03 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Man spared jail time in 'unusual' fatal DWI crash

Robert Styn was given probation in State Supreme Court Wednesday in the crash that killed Daniel McParlane.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The West Seneca man involved in a crash that killed off-duty Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McParlane last November has been sentenced to probation.

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Shooting
6:27 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Arrest made in Allentown shooting

An arrest has been made in a shooting early Thursday outside a popular Allentown bar.

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Crime
1:26 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Judge orders mental health exam for mother accused of killing son

The Buffalo mother accused of murdering her 8-year-old son has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of second degree murder.

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Police Misconduct
11:13 am
Sun June 15, 2014

Kenmore officer resigns amid misconduct allegations

A Kenmore police officer has resigned after allegedly drawing a gun on a man while working a side job as a bowling alley security guard. 

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Crime
10:45 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Man with gun comes out of woods, situation ends peacefully

The area a SWAT team surrounded Thursday night in Clarence Center.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

A tense situation in Clarence ended peacefully shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Crime
11:43 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Buffalo teens sentenced to prison for murdering cab driver

Two Buffalo teenagers could spend the rest of their lives in prison for killing a cab driver after robbing him of his cell phone and wallet. 

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Crime
1:15 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Bills' Dareus charged with racing, reckless driving in Hamburg

Marcell Dareus faces three charges after being arrested in the Town of Hamburg.
Credit nfl.com

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been charged with three crimes by Hamburg Police following a series of road-related incidents last Friday.

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Crime
5:08 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Buffalo cops accused of brutality plead not guilty

A retired Buffalo police lieutenant and two suspended cops pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to federal charges of civil rights violations stemming from a 2009 case allegedly involving police brutality.

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Crime
5:28 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Former Buffalo cop pleads guilty to beating handcuffed suspect

After quitting his job as a Buffalo cop earlier in the day, John Cirulli pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of misdemeanor civil rights violations for attacking a handcuffed man who had been arrested April 19.

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Crime
4:56 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Officer says he witnessed Molly's Pub shove down stairs

Jeffrey Basil faces a charge of first-degree assault for the bar attack that left William Sager Jr. in a coma.
Credit Buffalo News pool photo

A grand jury will be getting the case against Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil, charged with felony assault for allegedly "launching" William Sager Jr. down a flight stairs at Molly's May 11.

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Crime
12:45 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Sentencing postponed for Toys R Us murderer

Bernard Grucza, in the blue shirt, had his manslaughter sentenced postponed until July.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The family of murdered Toys R Us assistant manager Larry Wells will have to wait longer for justice to be served. In State Supreme Court in Buffalo Monday, a judge granted a last minute request by the attorney for Bernard Grucza.

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Crime
4:10 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Man who killed 13-year-old girl sentenced to 39 years-to-life

Darshawn Morris received the maximum sentence Wednesday for killing Lanasha Rollerson.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO News

Darshawn Morris was sentenced to 39 years-to-life in prison in State Supreme Court Wednesday for the 2013 killing of 13-year-old Lanasha Rollerson.

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Crime
12:41 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Four men sentenced in burglary, death of Buffalo deacon

Shaquar Pratcher (second from left) received 25 years to life in prison at Wednesday's sentencing.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Sentences were handed down in State Supreme Court in Buffalo Wednesday for the four men charged in connection with the murder of 96-year-old Levi Clayton.

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Developing
10:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

14-year-old apparent target of shooting that wounded toddler

Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda meets with reporters in Niagara Square Tuesday to discuss shooting.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Homicide detectives continue to investigate the shootings of two young victims. A three-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy were both shot Monday evening in Buffalo's Kensington-Bailey neighborhood.

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Ameer Al Shammari Murder
9:49 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Detective says teen murder victim was strangled

Scene outside Ameer Al Shammari's funeral this week
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

New information into last week's murder of a 13-year-old Iraqi refugee was revealed Friday afternoon during a felony hearing for his accused killer.

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Crime
1:37 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Authorities bust two drug rings, arrest 32

Authorities have broken up two large-scale drug distribution rings operating in Western New York.

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Crime
4:25 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Hidden camera used to catch alleged nursing home neglect

The alleged abuse took place at the Highpointe on Michigan nursing home.
Credit kaleidahealth.org

The former Kaleida Health employees accused of neglecting a nursing home patient were arraigned in Buffalo City Court Friday.

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Crime
11:16 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Death of Jamestown toddler ruled a homicide

The death of a 16-month-old Jamestown girl has been ruled a homicide.

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Crime
12:55 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Former Buffalo cop pleads guilty to injury fraud

U.S. Attorney William Hochul (second from right) outlines the plea taken by former police officer Patrick O'Mara.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO News

A retired Buffalo police officer has pleaded guilty to defrauding his Injured On Duty status. 

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