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Two Residential Burglaries Reported in Snyder

Two Residential Burglaries Reported in Snyder

Town of Amherst Police Department is investigating a report of two residential burglaries that occurred on 01/08/12 between 0300 hrs and 0630 hrs on Washington Hwy between Kings Hwy and Saratoga.  Both victims report that entry was gained through unlocked rear doors which led into their respective residence.  In one incident cash was stolen from a wallet and purse which were located near the suspect(s) point of entry.  In the other incident, cash and electronics were stolen from the area near the suspect(s) point of entry.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents can contact Amherst Police Department at 689-1345.


 

Domestic Violence: Is New York Tough Enough?

Domestic Violence: Is New York Tough Enough?

On July 6th former Buffalo Sabre Matthew Barnaby was sentenced to community service stemming from a domestic violence incident. Erie County DA Frank Sedita III said the ex-hockey player turned TV analyst, was “over-charged” and that if convicted of the original charges he would have been deported, back to his native Canada.

DA Sedita says his team, along with Barnaby’s lawyers, and the victim worked out an agreement that includes misdemeanors and could potentially be dismissed if he complies with the judge’s conditions. Those conditions are to perform 500 hours of community services and continue with his anger management counseling.

Some of the comments that this story received made it seem that most people in Buffalo think that because Barnaby didn’t physically assault his wife then it wasn’t domestic violence. According to domesticviolence.org the definition of domestic violence is:

Assemblyman Gabryszak: Useful tips to fight identity theft

Assemblyman Gabryszak: Useful tips to fight identity theft

Identity theft has quickly emerged as one of the most prevalent financial crimes in the U.S. and according to the Office of the Attorney General, it affects almost half a million new victims each year.  What’s worse is that it can be done in seconds. It’s a silent crime that can go unnoticed for days, weeks or even months, but it can leave its victims fiscally damaged for years. In recent years, the Assembly approved a law that enhanced privacy protection and provided assistance to identity theft victims (Ch. 279 of 2008). But this measure cannot stand alone.

Casey Anthony’s Mental Health as She is Set Free

Casey Anthony’s Mental Health as She is Set Free

With Casey Anthony released from prison there has been a lot of discussion about how she will cope with living in the real world. Media coverage has suggested that drastic facial surgery maybe needed to disguise Casey, while others feel a witness protection program and name change maybe in order.

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.

Cheektowaga Police Hosting ‘Watch Your Car’ Event Today

Cheektowaga Police Hosting ‘Watch Your Car’ Event Today

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY – Automobile owners can take steps to protect their vehicle from theft today as the Cheektowaga Police Crime Resistant Unit hosts a ‘Watch Your car’ event.

Beginning at 3:30pm at the Cleveland Hill Fire Company, the event works to register residents for the Watch Your Car Program which consists of two distinct parts:  a window sticker program and a VIN etching program.  The window sticker program allows the Police to stop your vehicle if it is on the road between 1:00am and 5:00am.  The VIN etching program consists of the etching of the vehicle’s VIN into the window.  Both programs are designed to deter vehicle thefts. 

To participate in this program you will need the fo

Program on Human Trafficking: Speaker from the International Institute of Buffalo

Program on Human Trafficking: Speaker from the International Institute of Buffalo

Join us in a fascinating program as Elizabeth McIntyre of the International Institute of Buffalo speaks about the practice of human trafficking locally. In addition, Historical Society Director of Collections Walter Mayer will present an artifact and story from the 1870s. The program takes place on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

According to the International Institute of Buffalo, even today, in the twenty-first century, and even here, in Western New York, there are slaves. Every day and everywhere there are people who have been tricked or forced to leave their homes and then find themselves in jobs where they are paid little or nothing, held captive, unable to be self-sufficient, abused and exploited. These people are modern-day slaves. They are victims of human trafficking, the exploitation of people for others’ financial profit. They escape or are rescued often with nothing but the clothes on their back.