Buffalo Crime

Buffalo Crime

Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Buffalo, NY or anywhere in the US.

Recent Crime News

  • Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation's...

    Wednesday | via KSL-TV 

    The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. Still, about 3 percent of students ages 12 to 18 said they were victims of crimes at school in 2014.

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  • Man charged with promoting prostitution, rape in Buf...

    Friday Apr 29 | via WIVB-TV Buffalo 

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - A team of investigators with Amherst Police and Homeland Security teamed up to arrest a Buffalo man who now faces charges of rape and promoting prostitution. Officials say 29-year-old Randon Moultrie had been under investigation for several months after police caught onto what they called an enterprise he ran utilizing adult sites and social media to solicit women as prostitutes.

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  • Man walks into ECMC with gunshot wound; shot on east...

    Monday Apr 25 | via WIVB-TV Buffalo 

    Iowa State recruit Emmanuel Malou has filed the paperwork necessary to enter the NBA draft but has not hired an agen BUFFALO, N.Y. - A gunshot victim made his way to the Erie County Medical center after he was shot on Buffalo's east side. Officers responded to investigate the scene of the shooting at Moselle Street after the victim made his way to the hospital at about 12:45 p.m. on Monday.

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  • 2016 NFL Draft prospects with connections to the Buf...

    Monday Apr 25 | via Buffalo Rumblings 

    From January through the final days of pre-draft visits, the Buffalo Bills have been steadily meeting with and interviewing prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft. While we place special emphasis on the players who actually visit the team, knowing Buffalo's tendency to draft those names, it's also helpful to pay attention to any other connections we can find.

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  • Man In Critical Condition

    Monday Apr 25 | via WBEN-AM Buffalo 

    Buffalo, NY Buffalo Police say that a man was found suffering from gunshot wounds in a parking lot at Chippewa and Pearl Street at about 3:30 Sunday morning. Detectives say the 31-year-old victim was outside the vehicle he was driving but are trying to determine the exact location of the shooting.

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    Wednesday Apr 20 | via WBEN-AM Buffalo 

    The Dave lots of disagreement around here this morning everywhere about the true number of people who filed into the arena last night to. See and hear Donald Trump know GOP party chairman Nightline worthy yesterday morning told us she was hoping for 20000 people.

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  • Secret Service Fast Facts

    Monday Apr 18 | via GantDaily.com 

    Here is some background information about the Secret Service, a federal agency tasked with protecting the president of the United States, and investigating financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and counterfeiting of U.S. currency. Over the past several years, a number of security breaches and episodes of misconduct have prompted Congress to investigate the agency and recommend reforms.

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  • Authorities looking for parole absconder

    Monday Apr 18 | via WIVB-TV Buffalo 

    Joan Bowen wanted to say a final goodbye to her sister who recently died. But she missed the wake after a wheelchair van failed to show up.

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  • Chief: Firefighters Shot While Entering Home 'Did Ev...

    Sunday Apr 17 | via NBC Washington 

    Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor talks for the first time about the tragic shooting that killed one of his firefighters on Friday. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

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  • Friday's Sports in Brief

    Saturday Apr 16 | via Erie Times News 

    "' Wearing black and gold jerseys and bowing their heads, fans of slain former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith paid homage almost a week after he was shot and killed during a traffic dispute. Hundreds of fans, friends and members of the Saints team streamed into a visitation at the Saints' practice facility at a suburb of New Orleans.

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  • Teen driving golf cart on street pulls loaded gun on Buffalo cop

    Friday Apr 8 | via The Post-Standard 

    A bizarre traffic stop took a dangerous turn last weekend in Buffalo when a teen driving a golf cart pulled a gun on the police officer who stopped him. Buffalo police officer Lon Folts saw 16-year-old Antonio B. Clements driving the cart on Isabelle Street in Riverside neighborhood of Buffalo. 1 comment

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  • Was Jack the Ripper harvesting female organs for an ...

    Friday Apr 8 | via PR Log 

    Sunbury Press have released Michael L. Hawley's book, "The Ripper's Haunts," revealing his research into the motivations of the Victorian serial killer. LONDON - April 8, 2016 - PRLog -- Sunbury Press have released Michael L. Hawley's book, The Ripper's Haunts , revealing his research into the motivations of the Victorian serial killer.

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  • Bills LB Tarpley cites 2 concussions as reason to re...

    Thursday Apr 7 | via KTVN Reno 

    A judge sentenced former coal executive Don Blankenship to a year in prison Wednesday for his role in the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades, saying he was part of a "dangerous conspiracy." Former coal company executive Don Blankenship's expression of sorrow before a federal judge stung for the families who lost loved ones in the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, the deadliest U.S. mining disaster in four... The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to block the scheduled execution of a South Texas man for the 1998 slaying of a 12-year-old boy, whose blood the convicted killer said he drank.

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  • Ex-Strip illusionist pleads not guilty to child porn...

    Wednesday Apr 6 | via Las Vegas Review Journal 

    Jan Rouven performs during "Illusions" at the Tropicana hotel-casino at 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S. in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Jan Rouven, right, performs with some help from audience member Keith Harris during Illusions at the Tropicana hotel-casino at 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S. in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

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  • Man inside vehicle grazed by gunfire on Delaware Avenue

    Apr 4, 2016 | via WIVB-TV Buffalo 

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Investigation into a targeted shooting in broad daylight on Delaware Avenue led police to uncover thousands of dollars. Officers say a gunman grazed a 35-year-old man after firing on him just before 10 a.m. on Monday morning on Delaware Avenue near Amherst Street.

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  • 'Boy lover' professor sentenced to ten years in pris...

    Mar 31, 2016 | via Daily Mail 

    'Boy lover' professor sentenced to ten years in prison for attempted rape of a 14-year-old despite his tearful father's pleas The former University of Michigan assistant professor pleaded guilty in January to charges of attempting to have sex with a minor His father David spoke in court, saying the good his son has contributed to society as a cancer researcher should impact his sentence Cavalcoli was arrested at a Florida hotel in August where he planned to meet a man and his 14-year-old son for sex He thought he had been communicating with the boy's father online, but it was actually a sting set up by law enforcement James Cavalcoli, 51 , was sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempting to have sex with a 14-year-old boy James Cavalcoli, 51, was arrested in August at a Florida hotel where he thought he was meeting another man and that man's 14-year-old son to have sex.

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  • Buffalo youth shot

    Mar 31, 2016 | via WNED 

    The 16-year-old male victim of an early-morning shooting on Buffalo's East Side has been treated and released from ECMC. Buffalo police are investigating the shooting incident that occurred just after 1:30 a.m. Officers responded to the call in the first block of Kenfield Court.

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  • No, Police May Not Search You For Staring: New York ...

    Mar 31, 2016 | via The Huffington Post 

    A recent case in Western New York has unsurprisingly confirmed that staring at a police officer does give police the right to search you. In People v.

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  • Man accused of shooting two girls with BB gun appear...

    Mar 3, 2016 | via WIVB-TV Buffalo 

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - After police say a local man fired a BB gun on 4- and 6-year-old girls as punishment, he's facing serious charges in court. Steven Scroger was arrested earlier this week when an urgent care worker treating the girls told police about their injuries.

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  • Prosecutors oppose release of ex-Strip illusionist o...

    Apr 29, 2015 | via Las Vegas Review Journal 

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Cartier Giroux alleged in the papers that FBI agents during a court-authorized search in January found a child pornography video "on pause" on a laptop in the pool house of Rouven's Las Vegas home. The laptop was laying on a bed.

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Buffalo Law

Is DUI considered a criminal misdemeanor? Or is it a traffic infraction?
I have been arrested twice for DWI, both charges were dropped to DUI. These happened over 10 years ago. I am applying for college and they ask if I have ever been convicted or plead guilty to a felony or misdemeanor. Would the DUI charges I plead guilty to count as criminal misdemeanors? If I need to disclose this information, I also have to show the police report. I am embarrassed about those. I was young and dumb. While it's my past it doesn't relate to me at all know. However they are going to do a criminal back ground check.
In New York the crime is known as DWI, not DUI. If the arrests were in another state then you should specify in your...
How does he pay the fines and civil penalties if he is in jail.
My brother is being incarcerated for 6 mths 1st time dui and a brass knuckles charge. How does he pay all these fines that were imposed if he is in jail and not working?
You are free to pay his fines for him or your parents
What can i expect to get? Will this go on my record?
I was charged with an open container, littering, and underage possession charge. i was taken to the station for $100 bail. I was not fingerprinted or anything. i was given a court date where the officer advised me to plead guilty and i would get 3 tickets for each and this wouldn't go on my record. Is that true? What can i expect to get? this is my first offense.
Here's who you should not take legal advice from: police. Speak to a local defense attorney to fight the charges and...
Freedom of information request for records
I am currently charged with a DWI. I was wondering I could fill out a New York state police freedom of information request for records? Is this something I could do on my own or does a lawyers office have to do it for me?
You cannot use FOIL to get the police documents in your case because there are exceptions in the FOIL law including on-...
Can the charges be dismissed possibly due to it not documented and it was not told to me how much or if I was truly over the?
I was charged with a dwi but the police office did not tell me what my BAC level was after I blew into the breathalyzer and it is also not documented on my ticket.
It depends if you were charged with per Se intoxication (.08% BAC or above), VTL 1192(2), or driving in an intoxicated...
Currently charged with a DWI/refusal, passed roadside sobriety tests. Officer put in police report that I refused roadside tests
do I have a case for a dismissal? Wasn't I supposed to fail 2 out of 5 test to warrant an alco-sensor test? Officer said I did fine and just wanted to test me to "see where I was at." police report said I refused the test. I blew at .14 on the roadside alco-sensor test but refused chemical test.
You need to hire an attorney - unfortunately, police often don't do things as they are "supposed to." You've been...
Is there any way for me to gain access to Canada? I have heard of a 10 year rule after a conviction of 1 DWI, would that apply?
I had submitted an application for rehabilitation for entry to Canada and was denied. I provided all information asked for and advised as well as payed the processing fees. I was convicted of a misdemeanor DWI in October of 2002. I was arrested again in 2007. After court precedings I this time was convicted of a DWAI. All sentences were complete in August 2008. Which I understand is a violation. I included a certificate of relief that I received later from the court for the DWI conviction. I have a professional licence in NY and live a law abiding life. I received a letter from immigration that I have been denied access. The reason being stated that they do not believe that I am rehabilitated and the crime I committed is eligible for a sentence in Canada for up to 10 years in prison.
It is my understanding that the Canadian Government treats a DWAI the same as a DWI.