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Amherst Burglary Suspect Arrested After Officer Stopped Taxi Cab
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Amherst Burglary Suspect Arrested After Officer Stopped Taxi Cab

On 10/23/12 at approximately 6:04 am Town of Amherst Police Officers responded to Shenanigan’s Bar & Grill, 1009 Niagara Falls Blvd., to investigate a commercial burglar alarm activation. Upon arrival officers observed an open front window and that it appeared entry was gained into the bar. Officers conducted an interior check of the bar and found that the offender damaged the jukebox and stole an unspecified amount of cash. 

While checking the area for the offender Town of Tonawanda Police Officer Michelle Swanick observed a suspicious taxicab driving around in the area of the burglary. Officer Swanick made contact with the cab driver and observed that he had an individual in the vehicle with him. Lt Theodore DiNoto, Officer Corey Brown, and Officer John Rusch responded to assist and after interviewing the individual in the cab there were several noted inconsistencies in his statements including the false name he was providing to officers.  

Further investigation revealed that this individual was the offender who burglarized Shenanigan’s Bar & Grill and he had a taxi called to flee the area.     

Offender: Birdsong, Ronald R- 53 years old, Buffalo, NY- arrested and charged with

     ● Burglary 3rd Degree Class D Felony

     ● Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree Class E Felony

     ● Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree Class A Misdemeanor

     ● Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree Class A Misdemeanor

     ● Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree Class A Misdemeanor

     ● Petit Larceny Class A Misdemeanor

    

Offender Birdsong was arraigned on 10/23/12 by Judge Mark Farrell and bail was set at

$10,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

 

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