GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo Sector Border Patrol had a busy weekend after they made a total of 11 arrests.
On Friday morning, a male from Saint Lucia was arrested by agents from the Rochester station. He was found to be in possession of marijuana, a scale, and mini Ziploc bags. Following records checks of the individual, officials learned he has a criminal history in the U.S. for possession of stolen property.
Niagara Falls station agent's assisted the Niagara Falls Police Department with the arrest of 8 individuals suspected of shoplifting. One of the 8 individuals was illegally in the U.S. as he as was a citizen of the Bahamas and a convicted felon. He will appear before an immigration judge in the future.
Sunday morning, a man was spotted attempting to enter Canada-where he's from-illegally. Border Patrol cameras caught the man in a suit carrying a briefcase crossing the closed portion of the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls, N.Y. After agents caught up with the man, they learned he had been previously removed to the U.S. back in February. He will now face federal prosecution for re-entry after deportation.
Agents of the Rochester station arrested a citizen of India who has a criminal history in the U.S. He was arrested and processed where the individual claimed to have used a smuggler to enter the U.S. illegally at the U.S./Mexico Border.
Town of Evans Police are asking the public for information about an abandoned puppy that was found on the side of Holland Road.
Customers filled the seats of Mom's Restaurant, in Niagara Falls, Thursday afternoon. The restaurant posted a sign saying that after 58 years they are closing their doors.
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
Local workers will be demonstrating outside of the McDonalds, on Main Street near Utica, Thursday at 5 p.m.
Sales tax revenues are on the rise in 2013, according to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.