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Arrest for Reckless Endangerment in Amherst

Arrest for Reckless Endangerment in Amherst

Victim reports that on 09/08/11 at approximately 0825 hrs he was waiting for his school bus on Longmeadow Rd. Victim reports that a small silver vehicle drove past him and the unknown driver shot him in the leg with a BB gun. Victim reports that he was uninjured in the incident. The area was checked for that vehicle with negative results.

Special Victims Unit investigation identified the driver of the vehicle as Ivelin Novkov, 26 year old male, Amherst, NY. Novkov was arrested on 09/13/11 and charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree (Class A Misdemeanor). Novkov was arraigned in Amherst Town Court by Judge Mark Farrell who set bail at $1500 cash. Bail was posted for Novkov and his next court date is scheduled for 09/21/11 at 1300 hrs.

Suspicious Person in Willowridge Area of Amherst

Suspicious Person in Willowridge Area of Amherst

Statement Issued by the Amherst Police Special Victim’s Unit

Amherst Police Special Victim’s Unit is investigating an incident that occurred Friday evening at aprox. 2015 hrs. in the area of Willowridge Rd. in the Town of Amherst.

A white male aprox . 55 year of age, grey hair, glasses and very heavy set, driving a black pick up truck, yelled over to a juvenile female to come over to his truck. The same vehicle was seen again the next night. 

Anyone with any additional information is asked to call the Amherst Police Special Victim’s Unit at 689-1393.

Children physical activities and parents participation

Children physical activities and parents participation
The writer has often mentioned in previous articles that parents could improve their physical health if they involved themselves with their children’s activities especially in Buffalo, New York.  Well now there is one more reason why parents should participate in outdoor activities with their child or children. Young children are being watched by adults that don’t have great intentions.  Almost everyday the news there seems to be news of a child being kidnapped.  Some of the children that have been kidnapped were enjoying one of their favorite pastimes such bicycling, and walking around in their neighborhoods

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:

Suburban Heroin Bust Nets 4 Ounces, 2 Suspects

Suburban Heroin Bust Nets 4 Ounces, 2 Suspects

A Statement Rel;eased by Erie County Sheriffs Department

Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing the arrest of two Rochester men for possession of nearly four ounces of suspected heroin last night at around 7:30 in the parking lot of a hotel near Main Street and Transit Road in Clarence.

22 year old Juan Perez of Hartsdale Road, Rochester and 39 year old Jose Vazquez of Plymouth Street, Rochester were charged with criminal possession of narcotics with intent to sell (B- Felony); criminal possession of a controlled substance/narcotic (B-Felony) and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Detectives from the Erie County Sheriffs Office Narcotics Squad have had the above named subjects under surveillance for the past month.  The defendants were stopped in their vehicle at said location when the arrests were made.

NY Beefing Up Laws Protecting Children: The Fallout of Casey Anthony Trial

NY Beefing Up Laws Protecting Children: The Fallout of Casey Anthony Trial

NYS is trying to beef up its laws on many areas concerning children.  In a bill sponsored by five NYS Senator’s, Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo) is one of them, “Protecting Our Children Act” makes sweeping changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.

While other states have passed bills to make failing to report a child missing a crime, the bill in the NYS senate goes much further in fact there are more than two dozen provisions within the sponsored bill. Probably the most notable is creating the crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life without parole. Another notable change is an expansion of the existing law of aggravated abuse of a child which makes recklessly causing physical injury to a child under 14 a crime. The current law applies only to day care providers. The new bill would make it a crime for parents, guardians, and persons in a position of trust.

Buffalo Doctor at a Golf Event Hours Before Fatal Accident

Buffalo Doctor at a Golf Event Hours Before Fatal Accident

On the night of July 8th the life of a young woman was cut short when she was allegedly hit and killed by a prominent WNY doctor. Alexandria Rice, 18, was on a longboard (a larger version of a skateboard), going to her father’s house from her job at a pizzeria, when she was allegedly struck by Dr. James Corasanti, 55, near 573 Heim Road in Amherst NY.

Up until now Amherst police have been very tight-lipped on the circumstances surrounding the fatal accident that took the life of Alexandria Rice. This examiner tried several times to contact the Amherst Police Department, my messages went unreturned.