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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Jamestown firefighter was arrested following a domestic dispute Saturday.
Around 8 o’clock, Jamestown Police responded to Ryan DiDomenico’s home on Alfred Street after receiving a report of a situation involving a handgun.
Police say they spoke with the victim, DiDomenico’s girlfriend, after she ran to a neighbor’s house for help.
According to officers DiDomenico, 35, was in a physical altercation with her, and “held her down on the floor against her will.”
Police say DiDomenico brandished a handgun and fired a round into a wall while his girlfriend was on the floor.
Authorities say that the victim tried to call 911, but DiDomenico took her phone, forcing her to run out of the residence.
“When we arrived we located Mr. DiDomenico waiting on the front porch of the residence and he was taken into custody without incident. It was determined through the investigation that the incident involved a firearm and firearms were secured from the residence. Evidence was obtained to substantiate the suspicion that a shot was fired,” says Jamestown Police Capt. Robert Samuelson.
DiDomenico was charged with Menacing, Unlawful Imprisonment, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Criminal Mischief.
News 4 reached out to the Jamestown Fire Department for a comment and have not heard back.
A couple fronts will pass near or through the region resulting in windy conditions, periods of rain, and significant warming over the next few days.
Rain, with some locally heavier downpours will increase moving through tonight, especially north of Buffalo. Periods of rain will continue overnight in advance of a warm front. As this happens, temperatures will be on the rise. As you wake up, expect temperatures to already be near 60. As the warm front edges northward of the area Tuesday, the rain will taper off from south to north and there maybe some breaks of sun. Temperatures will soar well into the 60s, approaching near record warmth at Buffalo-Niagara Airport. The record to beat is 64 set in 1955. Inland, readings may approach 70.
Another round of rain showers will accompany a cold front through the region early Wednesday with an early high temperature before readings decrease for the remainder of the day. Cooler weather returns for late week, especially Thursday, with a chance of a rain/snow mix.
TONIGHT: Windy, Very Mild, Periods of Rain and Fog, Evening Low: 50-54, Wind: S/SW 10-18
TUESDAY: Near Record Warmth, Windy, Rain tapering from south to north, Some breaks of sun possible, High: 60-70 inland, Low: 56
WEDNESDAY: Turning Colder by Afternoon, Morning Rain Showers taper during the afternoon, High: 57, Low: 29
THURSDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Chance of a Rain/Snow Shower, High: 37, Low: 28
FRIDAY: Cloudy, Rain Showers, High: 50, Low: 37
SATURDAY: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, High: 46, Low: 34
SUNDAY: Cloudy, Rainy, High: 49, Low: 30
MONDAY: Partly Cloudy Skies, Still Above Average, High: 44
LETCHWORTH, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State Park police say a Buffalo-area couple and their two dogs were rescued from the Letchworth Gorge.
Officers, state police and fire officials responded to the area of the Hogsback overlook shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday.
There, officials say a dog slipped in an icy area, broke away from their leash and ended up in the ravine. The second dog broke free and followed the first one.
The couple reacted, following the dogs in an attempt to help them up, but they could not.
State Park police say one of the people was able to meet rescuers when they got to the scene, but the dogs and the other person were roughly halfway down the 400-foot Letchworth State Park gorge.
Officials described the gorge as “extremely steep and wooded for approximately 200 feet before it transitions to a sheer vertical shale wall several hundred feet to the bottom.”
Rescuers used rope systems to first bring the second person up, and then the dogs.
“Working through difficult circumstances including vertical rises, blown down trees, and icy conditions, the rescuers were able to reunite the 100 plus pound mastiff with his owners and bulldog companion,” State Park police said.
Neither the people or dogs suffered significant injuries.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Bloomberg report says Tops could file for bankruptcy as early as this week.
UFCW Local One released a statement saying all 12,000 of their employees that work for the company have been receiving benefits, including health, pension and 401K contributions.
They went on to say they will be monitoring for any changes.
News 4 reached out to Tops for comment, but we have not heard back.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Orchard Park police believe late Saturday night or into the early morning hours of Sunday someone stole items from at least a dozen cars in the area of Chestnut Ridge and Armor Duells road.
The suspect hit several subdivisions and now police are hoping surveillance video will help them track down the suspect.
“They hit several subdivisions that night, not only was it the Ashwood subdivision they hit over on Hilltown. Our guys followed tracks all the way over to California road they were on Chestnut Ridge road,” said Patrick McMaster, town of Orchard Park Police Detective Lieutenant.
McMaster believes the person seen in surveillance video could be responsible for a dozen cars larcenies in Orchard Park over the weekend. He says the video came from a security camera on Breezewood drive and was recorded around 1:30 Sunday morning.
“He’s in all black, he’s got a black coat on, he’s wearing a black back pack, he’s got black pants on. Very difficult to pick up unless somebody spots him and happens to be looking outside their window,” said McMaster.
He says the common denominator in all 12 thefts: none of the car doors were locked.
“There’s no safe area there’s no place that’s out of bounds as far as the criminal is concerned. They go to places where they expect things to be left in vehicles,” said McMaster.
Police believe more than one person may be responsible. At this point police are not sure if the man seen in the surveillance video is from the area or somewhere else.
“All kinds of things were taken. Cash, coats, ear buds, gift cards,” said McMaster.
If something was stolen from your car or if you have any information about the suspect you’re asked to contact Orchard Park police at 716-662-6444.
A still shot of the suspect seen in the surveillance video can be seen below:
Crimestoppers Buffalo is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call 716-867-6161.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police say a man was shot multiple times on Shepard St.
The victim, who was only identified as a 19-year-old Buffalo resident, was struck by gunfire just before 1 a.m.
He is now listed in critical condition at ECMC.
Anyone with information on the shooting can call or text the police department’s confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.
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