Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of the Niagara Falls Police K-9 Unit have captured a fugitive sought for his role in a car crash that left a Lewiston woman seriously injured.

Acting on a tip, deputies and Falls Police K-9 officer Mike Bird and his partner Pharaoh surrounded a trailer around 1:45 a.m. Sunday at 1894 Upper Mountain Road, looking for Alan Sahr. When Sahr ran from the trailer, he was chased by Pharaoh and caught in a nearby wooded area.

As officers attempted to take Sahr into custody, someone fired two shots at them from a short distance away. No officers, nor Pharaoh were hurt by the gunfire.

Sahr had been sought since a one-car crash that happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Town of Lewiston.

A 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by Sahr, 23, of Ransomville, was traveling northbound on Walmore Road when the vehicle left the roadway on the east shoulder and hit a tree. The vehicle flipped over and a passenger, Colleen Moses, 24, of Lewiston, was ejected.

Moses was taken by Mercy Flight to the Erie County Medical Center.

Sahr, who is on parole, fled from the scene at the time of the crash.



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Problems erupt after Hyde Park carnival

City cops say a small disturbance broke out after a fireworks display Sunday night at the Memorial Day carnival in Hyde Park.

Police said roving groups of teens created problems in nearby neighborhoods, including vandalism to cars and a fight outside a pizzeria. Three juveniles and three adults were arrested.

No other information was available.

Niagara Falls

n ASSAULT: Police are looking for a suspect in an assault in the 1800 block of Niagara Avenue. A 27-year-old man told an officer he was confronted by a group of men at 8 p.m. Sunday and one of the men punched him in the back of the head.

n THEFT: Officers are looking into a car break-in in the 600 block of Niagara Street. A 35-year-old woman told police that sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, someone broke into her car by breaking a rear window. The victim said a GPS system, a DVD player, some CDs and video games were taken.

n THEFT: Police are investigating a theft from a Batavia man. The 48-year-old man told officers a Niagara Falls woman he had met in an online chat room had come to his home, at 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, but left with $13 and a pack of cigarettes after he went into his bedroom.

n ROBBERY: Officers are looking into a robbery in the 400 block of Fifth Street. A 57-year-old man told police that he was attacked by two suspects at 7:18 p.m. Sunday. The victim said the suspects hit him in the head with a stick and took $50.

Ransomville

n CHARGED: Michael W. Segarra, 22, 3848 Cambria-Wilson Road was charged with third degree assault. A victim reported that Segarra accosted him outside an Academy Road bar and allegedly started punching him about 1 a.m. Monday. The victim had numerous red marks on his face and head and was bleeding from the nose. Segarra had fresh cuts on his knuckles and blood on his pants. Segarra is due to appear in Town of Porter Court on Thursday.

Wheatfield

n CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: A Shawnee Road resident reported that sometime during the last three weeks his apartment building had been spray painted with graffiti. The numbers “227” and “187” were sprayed on the building. There was also “3C” followed by a star symbol.

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