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Stolen Credit Cards Used In Several Amherst Stores

Stolen Credit Cards Used In Several Amherst Stores

The Amherst Police Department is investigating stolen credit cards that have been used at several stores in the Town of Amherst during the month of October. 

The suspects are two black females that are pictured here in the security photos and videos.

If anyone has any information that can help identify the suspects shown here, contact the Amherst Police Department Detective Bureau at 689-1336. 

See the security video and additional photos on the Amherst Police Department Facebook Page.

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Amherst Police Looking for Suspect in Medical Office Burglaries

Amherst Police Looking for Suspect in Medical Office Burglaries

Three Amherst medical offices were broken into over the weekend. A safe was taken from one of the offices.

Police are looking for a person of interest in the case. If you recognize the person in the attached photo, contact Detective Terry Walsh at 689-1336 or Detective Dave Kubiak at 689-1364.

What was Buffalo’s Legacy During the Prohibition Era?

What was Buffalo’s Legacy During the Prohibition Era?

Many of us never experienced Prohibition, but we’ve heard about it or read about it. Many think almost automatically of Chicago, but Buffalo has its own contribution to Prohibition. The prohibition of liquor was enacted January 16, 1919 by the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and repealed by the Twenty-First amendment on December 5, 1933.

William “Wild Bill” Donovan and Buffalo NY could be likened to Eliot Ness and Chicago IL, in that he sought to enforce prohibition laws in Buffalo making a name for himself in the process, however, Donovan’s success wasn’t that of Ness’s. Donovan didn't make any friends in the city with his actions as DA.

Are NY's Cyberbullying Laws Tough Enough?

Are NY's Cyberbullying Laws Tough Enough?

With the recent death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer from Williamsville because of constant bullying since middle school, it has many here in WNY and around the nation asking do we need legislation to protect our children. Here in WNY we do have legislation but many are asking if our laws go far enough.

The Dignity for All Students Act was signed into law by Governor Paterson in September of 2010. The act is to be fully implemented by July 1st, 2012. The Dignity for All Students Act requires that school administrators, teachers, and personnel work together to provide a school environment that is free of harassment and discrimination.

Violent Crime in NYS: Is It Up or Down?

Violent Crime in NYS: Is It Up or Down?

In New York State there are certain parts that are famous, err Infamous, for violent crime. Many think that most violent crime happens in major cities, such as New York City. So how does Buffalo, Albany and Rochester and other mid-size and smaller cities compare? Do they have a violent crime? How do you think your city is with crime? Do you think that crime is up or down in your city? Well if you live in Western NY you might be surprised to find out that according to the Department of Criminal Justice Services crime is down 4.4% across the state.

The report is preliminary and only looks at crime data from January to June 2011. To see how your city did in the report check out the full article Violent crime in NYS, is it up or down?

Is 7 Years in Jail Enough Punishment for Having Sex with a Minor?

Is 7 Years in Jail Enough Punishment for Having Sex with a Minor?

You may remember a case last year in Federal Court, where a Michigan woman was arrested and charged with crossing state lines to have sex with a minor. If not you can find that story from last year here.

In June of last year Jenkins, 35, was arrested in Amherst for continuing in relationship with a minor, 15 years old, that began online in October of 2009.  The relationship escalated from playing an online game to a relationship that involved sexually explicit, phone calls and emails. The minor tried to end the relationship but Jenkins decided to come to Buffalo and take the relationship into a physical relationship.

Amherst Police Looking for Larceny Suspect

Amherst Police Looking for Larceny Suspect

The Amherst Police are looking for your help to identify a larceny suspect from Erie Community College 6205 Main St.  The suspect took a book bag containing hundreds of dollars worth of textbooks.  If you have any information related to this crime, call the Amherst Police Department at 689-1338.