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Crime Stoppers: Police Search For Probation Violator

Crime Stoppers: Police Search For Probation Violator

BUFFALO, NY – Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a man wanted for violating probation.

Adolphus Nelson, 35, is wanted by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for violating the terms of his probation and is offering a $1,000 reward for his arrest. 

Nelson is a black male, 6’2” tall and weighs about 175 lbs and has a history of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at: 716-867-6161. 

Prevention Initiative Steers Youth Away From Gang & Violent Activity

Prevention Initiative Steers Youth Away From Gang & Violent Activity

BUFFALO, NY – Citing a rise in violence and gang activity in the Buffalo area, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo has created a new gang prevention initiative designed to share resources and ideas among community organizations, with the ultimate goal of steering youth away from gangs and violent activity.  The initiative will include specific, structured gang prevention activities for young people during non-school hours, as well as collaboration with other community organizations to expand training and share resources regarding effective strategies to decrease gang activity in the Buffalo area. 

The Gang Prevention through Targeted Outreach (GPTTO) initiative will be offered through Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo and will offer positive, structured activities for young people in their non-school hours, while aiming to measurably improve their school performance.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo in collaboration with Buffalo United Charter School wil

UPDATE: Robbery Suspect in Custody

From the Buffalo Police Depatrment:

BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

Buffalo police have arrested 43-year-old Joseph Licata of Buffalo in connection with at least two recent bank robberies. Licata is charged with robbery in the first degree in connection with the M&T Bank robbery at 130 Grant St. on November 22. Licata is also charged with robbery in the third degree in connection with the attempted bank robbery yesterday morning at the Bank of America in the 400 block of Elmwood Avenue.  Buffalo police received a tip overnight on the confidential TIPCALL Line and apprehended the suspect at a motel on Grand Island Blvd. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo police are on the look-out for an individual believed to be responsible for a number of recent city bank robberies, and one attempted robbery.

Bond Street Arson Suspect Caught Following Escape

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo fire marshals and Buffalo police officers apprehended the 15-year-old juvenile arson suspect early Tuesday night.

The suspect bolted from fire marshal’s headquarters on Virginia Avenue Sunday night while being questioned by fire officials in connection with a recent arson fire.

Read the rest of the story at the Erie County Fire Blotter.

Police Tracking McDonald's Robbers

From the Buffalo Police Department

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo police have one suspect in custody and are searching for a second suspect following an early morning robbery of a McDonald's restaurant at Grider and East Delavan.

The incident happened right around 6:15 a.m. this morning.

It appears two males, possibly wearing masks entered the store, at least one of them armed with a gun. The suspects ordered individuals inside the store to get on the ground. The suspects then made off with an undisclosed amount of money and then fled on foot.

Less than 10 minutes after the robbery, Northeast District officers apprehended one of the suspects in the 700 block of Northland Avenue.

Police continue to look for a second suspect.

It doesn't appear that anyone was injured during the robbery.

'Operation Impact' Troopers Make a DWI Arrest Following Traffic Accident

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- At 10:45 P.M. on Tuesday, Troopers Chad Barry and Sean Pierce responded to a call for a property damage auto accident on Bailey Avenue in the City of Buffalo. 

Upon arrival they found that the driver of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu had fallen asleep and struck a lighted utility pole. The driver was identified as Daniel M. Snyder, age 23, of Lackawanna, N.Y.

Snyder was found to possess numerous unknown pills, and was charged with Criminal Possession Controlled Substance 7th degree, Possession of a prescription medication pill not contained in its original container, and Driving While Intoxicated.