AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Amherst Police say a man burglarized Shenanigan's Bar and Grill early Tuesday morning, and then called a taxi to flee the area. The incident resulted in 53-year-old Ronald R. Birdsong, of Buffalo, facing felony and misdemeanor charges.
Police were called to the Niagara Falls Boulevard restaurant and bar around 6 a.m. Tuesday, to find an open front window, a damaged jukebox and an unspecified amount of cash.
While checking the area for a suspect, a Town of Tonawanda officer observed a taxi driving around the area of the burglary. Police say Birdsong was inside the cab, and had called it to flee the area. While being questioned, he allegedly gave police a fake name and provided inconsistent statements.
Birdsong is charged with felony third-degree burglary, felony third-degree criminal mischief, misdemeanor second-degree impersonation, misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor petit larceny.
Police say they had the wrong man, and that Jerome Thagard, who spent four years in prison, didn't murder Steven Northrup in 2009. But the victim's family says otherwise.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
Investigators are making progress in the case of a Chihuahua thrown in a ditch while zipped up in a Coors Light thermal bag.
A registered nurse from Lockport has admitted concealing her knowledge of her boyfriend's drug dealing activities.
Intense Lake Snow Weakens Tonight; Strengthens & Shifts N Thur PM