Crime

Crime

WBFO's Mike Desmond

A relatively small group of people who attended a recent a public hearing on policing in Buffalo insisted there major problems that must be addressed. One after another, people who attended the Tuesday night forum told stories of problem encounters with police. Several retired officers agreed work is needed.

Jeremy Nash, the Rochester Police officer who was shot and wounded Saturday night, has been released from the hospital.

New York State & Local Retirement System

A West Seneca woman will not go to jail for collecting her dead mother's pension payments for more than 30 years.

New York State may soon have a new way to prosecute dealers who sell heroin or opioids that result in a lethal overdose.

New York State Police

New York State Police are asking the public for help identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run Tuesday night on Grand Island.

Orchard Park Police

The former Comptroller for Towne Auto Group has been sentenced for stealing $4.1 million from her company.

A man involved in a gunfight, during which a stray round struck a child in the head, has been convicted of weapons possession. 

Erie County Sheriff's Department

One of the largest drug money seizures in Erie County history went down this Thursday morning.

WBFO file photo

One person is dead and another charged in a deadly late-night collision between two vehicles on the grounds of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

A Rochester man has been arraigned in connection with the fatal shooting at a West Seneca sports complex.

A 15-year-old boy was granted youthful offender status for his sentencing Wednesday in connection with the stomping of a homeless man last September.

Two Buffalo teens have each been sentenced to seven years in prison plus five years of post-release supervision for their part in the stomping of a 64-year-old man, causing him severe injuries.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill says six local restaurants were part of a national payment card security breach that took place between March  24 and April 18.

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A Buffalo woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for selling prescription opioids.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A former Buffalo Police jail attendant pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to depriving the rights of an individual in custody in May 2016, during an incident that resulted in injuries to that person.


Buffalo Police Department

A man is in custody after a standoff in South Buffalo on Sunday morning.

Erie.gov

Erie County Legislator Peter Savage is seeking tougher penalties for breaking into motor vehicles. The criminal act, known also as "car popping," generally results in misdemeanor larceny charges.


National Public Radio

Law enforcement in Niagara County is getting nearly $700,000 to fight violent crime.

A Batavia woman whose twin toddler sons died in a fire while she went to buy marijuana has been sentenced to a year in jail.

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Buffalo Police say they are investigating two shootings over the weekend that left one person dead and three people wounded.

Two Orleans County Sheriff deputies arrested

May 18, 2017

New York State Police have arrested two Orleans County Sheriff deputies for double-dipping.

Letchworth State Park File Photo

Two men have been sentenced to five years' probation for the deaths of two young brothers under their watch who fell over a 70-foot waterfall at Letchworth State Park.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

An Eden man has been arraigned in State Supreme Court on an indictment charging him with killing his mother.

True Bethel Baptist Church

Somewhere locally are two young men who need to meet with Buffalo Common Council President and True Bethel Baptist Church Bishop Darius Pridgen.

National Public Radio

New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting.

Jamestown Police Department

A Southern Tier lawmaker wants harsher penalties for causing harm to police animals.

A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another.

A Cheektowaga woman has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation for a car crash that injured three children.

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a couple in their Kensington Avenue apartment.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The state attorney general has taken over the investigation of a Sunday afternoon incident that left a suspect dead and a Buffalo Police officer wounded.

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