CRIME & SAFETY
Buffalo's Club Marcella Ordered to Shut Down Following Another Shooting Incident
• Buffalo police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred at Club Marcella. • A 30-year-old male was shot inside the club's bathroom and is in stable condition. • This is the fourth shooting incident at Club Marcella this year.
Local Residents Among Those Arrested for DWI Offenses by Troop A Over the Weekend
Over the weekend, Troop A made several arrests for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offenses. On December 1, 2023, a 62-year-old from Franklinville, NY, was charged with DWI and other Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) infractions by SP Machias.
Buffalo woman arrested for stealing Barbie toys, fleeing state police at 100 mph in Lockport
Troopers called off a high-speed chase for safety reasons. On November 28, 2023, Troopers out of SP Lockport arrested Emoni J. Thompson, 26 of Buffalo, NY for Petit Larceny, Fleeing an Officer 3rd degree and several traffic tickets. On November 27, 2023, at 12:19 P.M., Troopers out of SP Lockport...
$2,500 reward for information on the arrest of a Buffalo man
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Crime Stoppers of Western New York, is asking for information on the location of Naim Tabbb. Tabb is a 24-year-old man, 5-feet 11 inches tall, and weighs approximately 208 pounds. Crime Stoppers WNY is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to his arrest. Those with...
Weekly Safety Report: Allegations Reversed and Travel Advisory Lifted in Orchard Park, NY
This week in Orchard Park, New York, two incidents were reported. In the first incident, Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued on charges of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. However, his girlfriend later reversed her allegations. In the second incident, a travel advisory was put in place due to heavy snowfall, causing multiple accidents and vehicles off the roads. The advisory was lifted the next morning, but caution is still advised due to snow-covered and slippery roads.
GUNMAN SENTENCED FOR FATALLY SHOOTING TEEN
(WNY News Now) – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 21-year-old Buffalo man was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 25 years to life in prison. Buffalo – On August 16, 2021, at approximately 8:30 p.m., 21-year-old Javair D. Walker...
Weekly Safety Report: Deadly Crash, Multiple Deaths, Stabbing Plea, Party Killing, Assault Warrant, Fire Victim Identified in Erie County, New York
This week in Erie County, New York, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a deadly crash on Main Street in Buffalo, frustrations over multiple deaths on Lake Avenue, a guilty plea in connection to a stabbing, a man sentenced for a birthday party killing, an arrest warrant issued for a Buffalo Bills star for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, and the identification of a fire victim in Clarence.
Scary Car/Snow Plow Accident In New York Caught On Tape
The first major snow event of the winter took place last week and people have to remember how to drive in the snow. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted out a video of an accident involving a car and snowplow that happened in Rochester. The car was trying to pass...
Buffalo Drug Bust Highlights Global Challenge of Public Sector Integrity and Drug Trafficking
The City of Buffalo was recently thrust into the spotlight following the arrest of Bernard Brown, a 50-year-old Department of Public Works employee, in a significant drug bust. This arrest, marking the end of an eight-month investigation by the Erie County Sheriff's Office, FBI, and Buffalo Police Department, unveiled Brown's role in the storage and distribution of cocaine throughout Buffalo and Erie County. The successful execution of search warrants led to the seizure of over eight ounces of suspected cocaine from various locations, including Brown's vehicle, and associated drug paraphernalia.
Violence Causes Closure Of Nightclub In Buffalo, New York
Buffalo and Western New York had been known for many years for the quality of its nightlife. Over the years, there were countless clubs and bars that made a name for themselves, achieving nearly legendary status in Buffalo's history. Add to that the fact that Western New York has the...
Von Miller arrested, accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend
Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller turned himself into police in North Texas after allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend in their Dallas home on Wednesday. Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA reported that Miller posted a $5,000 bond and was released from a Texas jail. In an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by Buffalo...
Woman indicted on attempted kidnapping charges in Steuben County
STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – An Elma woman has been indicted in connection to an alleged attempted kidnapping by using fraudulent documents to take custody of two surrogate infants. According to the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office, MaryBeth H. Lewis, 66, of Elma, appeared in front of the Honorable Chauncey J. Watches in the Steuben […]
Man sentenced for social media posts threatening stores
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 25-year-old Buffalo man was sentenced to serve three years probation for posting social media threats to local stores days after the Tops Mass Shooting. Rolik Walker previously pleaded guilty of transmitting an interstate threat. He was sentenced to three years probation and will be required to abide by the terms […]
Stolen payments from a deceased grandmothers pension
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 55-year-old woman from Buffalo pleaded guilty to stealing over $54,715 from her deceased grandmother's state pension payments. New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn issued a press release on Friday, December 1, stating that 55-year-old Bernadette Russell was convicted of grand larceny for her crime.
BUFFALO MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER FOR FATALLY STABBING
(WNY News Now) – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that a 32-year-old Buffalo man pleaded guilty before Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree (Class “B” violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest count in the indictment against him.
Massive $30,000 Drug Bust At New York Canadian Border
Officials at the New York/Canadian border recently announced that the border police made a huge drug bust. U.S Customs and Border Protection Police found 10 vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana inside toy puzzle boxes. Inside the boxes were 11 pounds of marijuana that had an estimated value of $30,000. “The officers...
Sheriff asks DA to consider charges against Buffalo football coaches, athletic director for false report
Syracuse, N.Y. — Onondaga County Sheriff Toby Shelley has asked the district attorney to consider charges against two Buffalo high school football coaches and an athletic director who accused a deputy of assault. The sheriff’s office Thursday asked prosecutors to consider charges against the coaches and administrator, alleging they...
Man gets prison time for assaulting CPS worker while taking child from visit
The CPS employee was injured and taken to ECMC.
19-year-old Kayla Kermelewicz. Kayla is missing from Massachusetts since April 12, 2023
Boston, Massachusetts - The local community and law enforcement agencies are on high alert following the mysterious disappearance of 19-year-old Kayla Kermelewicz. Kayla, an American national, was last seen in the Boston area on April 12, 2023. This case, filed under the classification of 'Unknown Missing,' has gained significant attention due to its perplexing nature.
BUFFALO MAN SENTENCED FOR DRUG AND GUN CHARGES
(WNY News Now) – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that a 40-year-old Buffalo, NY, man who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and acetyl-fentanyl, and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, was sentenced to serve 204 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr.