Amherst Police

Tom Puckett
October 16, 2019 - 3:21 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police say a 21 year old man was struck by a vehicle in the 2300 block of Wehrle Dr. near Curtwright Dr Monday night around 7pm. Police say the man suffered serious head and shoulder injuries and is currently at the Erie County Medical Center in serious condition. If...
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Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2019 - 6:09 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two people were injured in an overnight crash in Amherst. According to Amherst Police, 25-year-old Travante Johnson of Buffalo and 21-year-old Danay Hardy of Buffalo suffered non-life threatening injuries after Johnson crashed the car into a tree and light pole on Windermere...
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Erie County Sheriff's Office vehicle next to a school bus. August 27, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 27, 2019 - 11:58 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - AAA of Western New York and area police agencies are reminding you to be careful on the roadways as the 2019-2020 school year approaches. AAA held its annual "School's Open-Drive Carefully" campaign in an effort to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries...
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Tom Puckett
August 26, 2019 - 7:09 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) A Rochester man is charged with forcibly touching a 10 year old boy in an Amherst shopping plaza. Police say they responded to a department store in the 1500 block of Niagara Falls Blvd. for a report of a man who had inappropriate contact with a 10 year old boy. Patrols responded...
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Tom Puckett
May 23, 2019 - 12:46 pm
Williamsville, NY (WBEN) For the third time this week, a threat has been reported to Transit Middle School. Thursday, Amherst Police say a threat was made to the school, and responding officers completed a thorough search of the building as well as the surrounding area. No threats were found at...
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Tom Puckett
February 08, 2019 - 3:19 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) An Amherst Police car was involved in a crash Friday afternoon. It happened around 12:30pm at Sheridan Dr. near Niagara Falls Blvd. Police say the officer was responding to assist another patrol and was involved in a crash with an 2017 Ford. That car was driven by a 71 year old...
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Brendan Keany
BUFFALO (WBEN) - A man is in custody following a wild police chase that involved a stolen vehicle and multiple police agencies. a Buffalo man is in custody after stealing a car and then leading police on a chase that began on Route 198 in the City of Buffalo. The pursuit was picked up by Amherst...
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November 03, 2018 - 12:52 pm
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - Days after a Citizens Bank branch was held up in Amherst, police say they have their suspect in custody. Amherst Police detectives with the assistance of North Tonawanda Police and the Erie County Probation Department arrested the suspect from a bank robbery two days earlier...
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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As investigators look into the weekend limo crash outside of Albany that claimed 20 lives, local police agencies are using some new technology to determine the causes of serious crashes. Capt. Kevin Brown of Amherst Police says investigators look for physical evidence from the...
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Tom Puckett
September 04, 2018 - 3:50 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police say they received numerous complaints of what was described as an "out of control party at an off-campus apartment complex Labor Day. UB Police assisted Amherst Police in breaking up the party. Officers say they encountered hundreds of intoxicated youth at the...
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