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2010 News Archive

BPD Make Arrests in Recent Cases
Dec-30-2010 — Buffalo police have made arrests in two recent cases and have leads in two other cases.
BPD Looking for Person of Interest
Dec-14-2010 — Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives want to question an individual in connection with a recent investigation.
BPD Searching for Home Repair Robber
Dec-10-2010 — Buffalo police are looking for a "person of interest" in connection with the robbery and beating of a woman in her late 60's.
Mayor Brown & BPD Announce Fourth Round Of Drug Raids
Dec-09-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown and Commissioner Daniel Derenda today announced that the Buffalo Police Department Narcotics Unit, SWAT Team, Violent Crimes Impact Team and the K-9 Unit completed another phase of their relentless attack on illegal drugs and illegal guns, after a two-day series of raids primarily targeting the City’s South Side.
Latest On Snow Situation in S.Buffalo - Lovejoy
Dec-06-2010 — According to the city's Department of Public Works, it is now estimated that 8,000 truckloads of snow have been removed from the affected South Buffalo and Lovejoy neighborhoods and transported to the dump site at the corner of Abbey Street and South Park Avenue
Driving Ban Lifted in South Buffalo
Dec-02-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown has lifted the driving ban for South Buffalo and Lovejoy. A travel advisory remains in place for those areas.
BPD Break-up Suspected South Buffalo Burglary Ring
Dec-01-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced today that six individuals have been arrested in connection with an apparent burglary spree in South Buffalo that targeted as many as 15 homes and businesses combined.
Breaking News: Bank Robbery Suspect Caught
Nov-29-2010 — Buffalo police have arrested an individual believed to be responsible for a number of recent city bank robberies, and one attempted robbery.
BPD Make Arrest in Mid-November Homicide
Nov-29-2010 — A Buffalo man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the city's 51st homicide this year. 41 year old Dwain Walker, listing a Kingsley Street address, was charged by homicide squad detectives on Friday, November 26th. "The suspect turned himself in, at police headquarters, this morning," according to Dennis J. Richards, Chief of Detectives
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Announces Buffalo Area K-9 Grant
Nov-26-2010 — Today, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl Champion Quarterback and Findlay, OH native Ben Roethlisberger announced the seventh grant of the 2010 season from The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund. The foundation will be distributing a grant to the City of Buffalo Police Department, in Buffalo, NY where the Steelers will play the Bills Sunday, Nov. 28.
Mayor Brown & BPD Announce Third Round Of Drug Raids
Nov-23-2010 — The Buffalo Police Department continued its relentless attack on illegal drugs and illegal guns after a series of just completed raids primarily targeting the City’s West Side.
BPD Cold Case Squad Looking for Information
Nov-22-2010 — The BPD Cold Case Squad is looking for information regarding the homicide of Timothy Bryant.
Grant Street Bank Robbery
Nov-22-2010 — Buffalo police are releasing surveillance photos in connection with a bank robbery this morning in the 100 block of Grant St.
Mayor Brown Announces Enhanced Holiday Foot Patrol and Safety Measures
Nov-22-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda and hospitality industry representatives today announced recently introduced enhanced citywide Buffalo Police Department foot patrols and additional public safety measures for the upcoming Thanksgiving week holiday.
BPD Release Photo of Suspect in Homicide Case
Nov-19-2010 — Buffalo police are hunting for a suspect in the city's most recent homicide case.
Fourteen Promoted During BPD Ceremony
Nov-18-2010 — The overflow crowd of family, friends and co-workers were on hand as fourteen members of the department received promotions.
Mayor Brown Announces New Round Of Successful Drug Raids
Nov-10-2010 — For the second time in two weeks, Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined members of the Buffalo Police Department to highlight another round of drug raids that brought about several arrests and the seizure of drugs, illegal guns and cash.
BPD Make Arrest in Halloween Morning Shooting of Teenage Girl
Nov-09-2010 — Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives have arrested an individual in connection with an early Halloween morning shooting of a 13 year old Buffalo girl.
Mayor Brown Announces Successful Drug Raids
Nov-03-2010 — BUFFALO – Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda and other members of the Buffalo Police Department to highlight recent drug raids that brought about several arrests and the seizure of drugs, illegal guns and cash.
Halloween Safety Message From Mayor Brown
Oct-25-2010 — Halloween is a time for ghouls, goblins, and witches. It is one night of the year where kids can dress in their favorite costume and journey around their neighborhood for candy. Let’s avoid the occurrences of villains in neighborhoods – not the villains in costumes, but the individuals who take advantage of the Halloween celebration to commit mischief and vandalism.
Fake 911 Call Turns into Arrest
Oct-19-2010 — Buffalo police have arrested an individual in connection with a fake call in an attempt to lure authorities away from an apparent drug deal
City Cameras Lead to Gun Arrest
Oct-18-2010 — After a nearly weeklong investigation, Buffalo police have recovered a dangerous weapon from a local deli, with the key information provided by a city surveillance camera.
BPD Investigate Fatal Shooting of Teenager
Oct-01-2010 — Buffalo police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of 15 year old Dominique Maye of Hewitt Avenue.
South District Officers Arrest Pharmacy Suspect
Sep-30-2010 — Buffalo police have arrested an individual in connection with a pharmacy robbery. The incident happened Wednesday morning, September 29th, just after 9am at the Nickel City Pharmacy located at 1791 South Park Avenue.
27 Buffalo Gang Members Indicted
Sep-23-2010 — 27 gang members and associates charged with racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, narcotics trafficking and firearm offenses.
BPD Continues Relentless Attack on Drug Activity in City
Sep-22-2010 — Buffalo Police Narcotic Squad Detectives completed two days of drug raids on the city’s East Side by executing some 30 search warrants and the arrest of at least 25 individuals.
Mid-August Shooting Turns Fatal
Aug-27-2010 — Buffalo police confirmed that a shooting incident nearly two weeks ago has turned fatal. 23 year old Spencer Cowart died, late Thursday evening, at Erie County Medical Center, where he had been confined since August 14th.
Mayor Brown and BPD Announce Arrest of City Grill Suspect
Aug-26-2010 — BUFFALO – Mayor Byron Brown today announced that the Buffalo Police Department has charged 23 year-old Riccardo McCray, of East Ferry Street, with four counts of murder in the second degree, for his role in the shootings outside of City Grill that took four lives and injured four others.
Mayor Brown Announces Creation of Violent Crime Task Force
Aug-24-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the creation of a new Violent Crime Task Force that will target violent, repeat offenders, helping to rid city streets of individuals or groups of individuals who commit heinous, violent crimes.
BPD Make Arrest in Attempted Murder
Aug-24-2010 — Sixteen year old Darryl Tarver of Echols Lane in Buffalo was charged with attempted murder in the second degree as well as assault in the first degree.
BPD Making Progress in Main Street Shootings
Aug-18-2010 — Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives continue to make progress in connection with the investigation into last Saturday's quadruple homicide in downtown Buffalo.
BPD Investigate Recent Rash of Homicides
Aug-18-2010 — The identities of Buffalo's recent homicides have been confirmed and their names are being released by the Buffalo police department.
Alert Officers Rescue Crying Cat From Car Trunk
Aug-13-2010 — Thanks to two Buffalo police officers a 4 year old feline has another life.
BPD Looking for Shooting Suspect Armed & Dangerous
Jul-30-2010 — Buffalo police are looking for the public's assistance in locating a suspect, considered armed and dangerous, in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on July 22nd.
Housing Officers Make Quick Arrests In Fatal Shooting
Jul-30-2010 — Buffalo police officers assigned to the recently created Housing Unit played a key role that led to arrests in connection with Thursday night's fatal shooting at the Perry Housing Complex.
BPD Investigate Sunday Shooting
Jul-26-2010 — Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives continue to investigate a Sunday morning shooting.
Homicide Detectives Make Arrests in East Side Fatal Shooting
Jul-22-2010 — Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives work quickly to make two arrests in a fatal East Side shooting.
Daniel Derenda Sworn-in as New Police Commissioner
Jul-21-2010 — On Wednesday, July 21st, the Buffalo Common Council confirmed Daniel Derenda as the new police commissioner. Moments after being confirmed, the 51 year old Derenda was sworn in.
Stolen Statue Returned
Jul-14-2010 — A valuable statue that was stolen from the Italian Festival was returned Wednesday night.
Mayor Brown Announces Top Department Appointments
Jun-30-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that he has filed with the Buffalo Common Council the appointment of Daniel Derenda as Commissioner of the Buffalo Police Department.
BPD Make Arrest in Elmwood Avenue Fatal Stabbing
Jun-24-2010 — Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives have arrested two people in connection with the robbery-murder of a 61 year old Buffalo man.
Mayor Byron W. Brown Announces Creation of BPD Housing Unit
Jun-22-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Buffalo Police Department today announced the creation of the new BPD Housing Unit.
Mayor Brown Announces Opening of New Buffalo Police Department Internal Affairs Office
Jun-14-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the Buffalo Police Department will open its new Internal Affairs Division (IAD) office in City Hall. The new office will be located in the city’s 311 suite of offices on the second floor of City Hall. It will be staffed by Buffalo Police Department personnel Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The IAD office at BPD headquarters will remain open and accessible to the public.
Mayor Brown Announces Neighborhood Anti-Crime Effort
Jun-10-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the creation of a new, neighborhood-based anti-crime effort that will support city block clubs and residents in monitoring and reporting suspicious activity.
Indictment and Arrest in Kenzel Fleming Homicide Investigation
Jun-10-2010 — An individual has been indicted and arrested in connection with the shooting death of 23 year old Kenzel Fleming back in early April. Fleming was shot and killed on Davidson Street near Eggert Road on April 6th, 2010, at approximately 9:45am.
Corporate Challenge Parking
Jun-09-2010 — If you're attending the Corporate Challenge race set for Thursday, June 10th, the Buffalo Police Department has some simple reminders.
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Public Notice – Year Six
Jun-02-2010 — Notice is hereby given that the City of Buffalo, in partnership with the County of Erie, and the Town of Cheektowaga is participating in a grant sponsored by the US Department of Justice, under the Bureau of Justice Assistance, entitled Edward Byrne Memorial 2010 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).
Mayor Brown Announces Summer Police Foot & Bicycle Patrols
May-28-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that the Buffalo Police Department’s foot and bicycle patrols in each of the Department’s five districts are prepared for another summer season, providing comprehensive patrol coverage in the city’s commercial districts, residential neighborhoods & parks.
New Program Allows You to TEXT TIPS to BPD Anonymously
May-24-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown and the Buffalo Police Department unveiled a new program that allows YOU to anonymously and safely help fight crime by using your own cell phone.
BPD Make Arrest in Hit and Run of a Pregnant Woman
May-21-2010 — Buffalo Police have made an arrest in connect with the hit and run case involving a pregnant Buffalo woman.
Mayor Brown Announces Expanded School Resource Officers Unit
May-18-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that his Administration has expanded the School Resource Officer Unit to provide greater support to Buffalo Public School safety and security activities throughout the city.
Cameras Catch Suspected Vehicle In April 1st Homicide
May-14-2010 — Buffalo police are releasing City Surveillance video of a vehicle that might've been used in connection with a homicide on April 1st of this year.
BPD and Air One Arrest Two in KFC Robbery
May-12-2010 — Buffalo police and the Erie County Air One helicopter combined to make two arrests following the armed robbery of a KFC restaurant Monday afternoon, May 10th.
Two New Chiefs in the City
May-05-2010 — Two new police chiefs were officially sworn in Wednesday afternoon, May 5th, at Buffalo Police Headquarters. Surrounded by family, friends and co-workers, Brian K. Patterson and Patrick M. Pascall took the oath of office. Acting Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda and Mayor Byron W. Brown led the ceremonies.
Mayor Brown Announces New Public Safety Appointments
Apr-27-2010 — BUFFALO – Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the appointment of Garnell Whitfield, Jr. as Commissioner of the Buffalo Fire Department.
BPD Looking for "Would-be Deli Robbers"
Apr-26-2010 — Buffalo police are releasing surveillance photos in connection with the attempted armed robbery inside of a deli last night involving two suspects.
Cold Case Murder Solved
Apr-25-2010 — An anonymous tip almost five years after an innocent teenager was shot to death has helped authorities in finding the suspected killer.
Cameras Catch Suspect In The Act
Apr-16-2010 — Buffalo police are releasing surveillance photos in connection with a bank robbery at M&T Bank located at Fountain Plaza.
Grand Larceny at the K-Mart Store on Hertel Avenue
Mar-30-2010 — Buffalo police are releasing surveillance photos in connection with a grand larceny at the K-Mart store on Hertel Avenue.
Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Arrest Thanks to BPD K-9
Mar-30-2010 — The K-9 Unit of the Buffalo Police Department once again played a key role in the Departments’ relentless crackdown on illegal drug activity in the City of Buffalo.
BPD Continues Crackdown on Illegal Drugs
Mar-30-2010 — The Buffalo Police Department continued its relentless crackdown on illegal drug activity in the city.
BPD Members Honored at Medaille College Awards
Mar-26-2010 — Three veteran members of the Buffalo Police Department were honored at the 5th Annual Medaille College Media Awards Ceremony that was held on Monday, March 22nd.
BPD Arrest Armed Shooting Suspect
Mar-26-2010 — Buffalo police have made an arrest of a an armed man, who is believed to have shot at another man on Ericson Avenue, before fleeing in a car early Thursday evening, March 25th.
Bank Robbery Suspects Caught on Camera
Mar-24-2010 — Buffalo police have released surveillance photos of an attempted bank robbery that occurred just before 3pm Tuesday afternoon, March 23rd.
City and BPD Announce Temporary Home for D District
Mar-22-2010 — D District will now handle all police services at 205 Esser Avenue. To reach D District by phone call 851.4413 or 851.4417.
BPD Recover Stolen Money After Bank Robbery
Mar-16-2010 — Buffalo police are investigating a late morning bank robbery at the M&T Bank, 3037 Bailey Avenue.
Mayor Brown Presents Final Air Quality Report On D District
Mar-12-2010 — Mayor Byron Brown today released findings of a final report on air quality and other related environmental issues by Leader Professional Service, Inc. at the Buffalo Police Department’s D District building on Hertel Avenue.
BPD Announce Two Arrests in Recent Homicides
Mar-09-2010 — Mayor Byron W. Brown and Interim Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced today that homicide detectives have made two arrests in 2010 cases.
BPD Arrest Suspect in '02 Rape Case
Mar-01-2010 — Buffalo police have solved a 2002 sexual assault, involving a then 15 year old girl, with the help of a DNA "hit".
Mayor Brown Announces City of Buffalo 2010 Bulk Trash Pickup Schedule
Feb-23-2010 — The City of Buffalo’s 2010 bulk trash pickup service will begin on April 11th. Check the listing for your district for spring bulk trash collections.
Police Release Video in Family Dollar Robberies
Feb-16-2010 — Buffalo police are releasing surveillance photos in connection with two armed robberies at the same Family Dollar store that occurred five days apart in mid January.
BPD Make Arrest in Bike Path Homicide
Feb-11-2010 — Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives have arrested two individuals in connection with the November 2009 slaying of 17 year old Ruel Cotto.
BPD Investigate Fatal Parking Lot Shooting
Feb-08-2010 — Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives continue to investigate the city's 6th homicide of 2010.
BPD Names New Head of Internal Affairs
Feb-05-2010 — A 25 year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department has been named as the new Inspector of its Internal Affairs Division. During a brief ceremony at police headquarters Friday afternoon, February 5th, Harold M. McLellan was promoted to the head of Internal Affairs.
BPD Investigate String of Car Break-ins in Old First Ward
Feb-04-2010 — Buffalo police are investigating a series of car break-ins that occurred Wednesday night, February 3rd, in the Old First Ward area.
BPD Arrest Downtown Graffiti Suspect
Feb-02-2010 — Buffalo police have arrested an individual in connection with a series of graffiti incidents on Allen Street, Elmwood Avenue and Main Street.
Operation Family Guy
Feb-02-2010 — United States Attorney Kathleen M. Mehltretter of the Western District of New York, Erie County DA, Frank A. Sedita, III, and John P. Gilbride, SpecialAgent in Charge of the New York Office of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), jointly announce today the unsealing of a Federal Indictment charging Eric J. Humphrey, age 31, of Amherst, New York, along with Charles M. Humphrey, Jr., age 41, James Humphrey, Jr., age 35 and John E. Humphrey, age 39, all of Buffalo
Death of 72 year old man Ruled a Homicide
Jan-29-2010 — Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the city's 5th homicide of 2010.
Alert: BPD Make Public Aware of Text Message Scam
Jan-27-2010 — Buffalo police are alerting the public in connection with an apparent text message scam.
BPD Investigate Suspicious Discovery
Jan-26-2010 — Buffalo police continue to investigate the discovery of what appears to a wooden cross with the initials KKK on it.
BPD Arrest Suspect in Robbery Spree
Jan-25-2010 — Buffalo police have arrested 36 year old Martin Spahn of West Seneca in connection with a series of attempted robberies and robberies this past week-end in the city's Black Rock-Riverside, West Side and Elmwood Avenue area.
BPD Alert Pizza Delivery Drivers
Jan-20-2010 — Buffalo police are investigating the robbery of a pizza delivery driver that occurred Monday night, January 18th, at around 8:15pm in the Donovan Drive housing complex in the city's Ferry-Grider neighborhood.
BPD Searching for Suspect in Attempted Robbery
Jan-20-2010 — Buffalo police are releasing surveillance photos of an attempted robbery that occurred this past Saturday afternoon, January 16th on Allen Street.
BPD Make Arrest in Restaurant Shooting
Jan-19-2010 — Buffalo police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal restaurant shooting that occurred Saturday morning, January 16th.