Amherst Police

Clarence, N.Y. (WBEN) - After a black bear had Northtowns residents on edge earlier this Summer, Erie County Legislator Ed Rath of East Amherst, heard from lots of neighbors and decided it's time for a community discussion on living in harmony with wildlife. "There was an outpouring from the...
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June 28, 2018 - 10:30 am
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - Another bear sighting in Amherst Thursday morning. Amherst Police responded to a bear sighting in the area of N. French Rd between Labelle Terrance and Lynette Lane shortly after 8:30am. Police received a report that a vehicle struck a bear on the I-990 South just past the...
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Tom Puckett
June 21, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police say a black bear was spotted in the area of Smith near Transit around 10:30 Thursday morning. Police say the bear was last seen in the area of the Ransom Oaks Neighborhood. If a bear is sighted you're asked to contact police to report the location. Police offer...
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Tom Puckett
June 12, 2018 - 4:14 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police say a woman collapsed in custody Tuesday and later died. Police say 40 year old Heather L. Taylor of Amherst suffered an apparent seizure and collapsed in a hallway. Police say she was in custody on a bench warrant and on her way to Amherst Town Court. Police say...
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May 03, 2018 - 2:37 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo man was transported to ECMC after he was struck by a vehicle in Amherst late Wednesday night. The pedestrian, 31, was struck near the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Oxford Avenue by a 2008 Mercury driven by a 20-year-old from Buffalo. The pedestrian...
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Overnight chase in Amherst and Buffalo.  1/26/2018
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Richard Root
January 26, 2018 - 3:51 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Multiple law enforcement agencies engaged in a chase of a car that ran from Amherst Police overnight. The suspect car eventually wound up in a backyard on Bruce Street in the University District. It was high drama overnight on the police scanners, and undoubtedly quadruply so...
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Richard Root
January 25, 2018 - 2:57 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Amherst Police were called to a domestic incident on Vine Lane near Pheasant Run around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night to deal with a person barricaded in a house, possibly armed. Residents said on social media the police were going door to door and asking people to turn the lights...
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Tom Puckett
January 06, 2018 - 8:55 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police have canceled the search for a missing person. Ashley L. Rhodes is 19 years old, 5’8” tall, long brown hair, brown eyes, weighing approximately 115 pounds. Ashley was last seen wearing a pink winter coat, leopard print winter hat, jeans and a multi-colored backpack...
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Tom Puckett
November 08, 2017 - 12:55 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Amherst Police are investigating a reported case of stranger danger. Police say a 15 year old male was approached on a walking path in the Robin Road area Tuesday afternoon by a Middle Eastern male in his 50s, who offered him beer. The teen told police the suspicious male had...
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