Crimestoppers of Western New York is now offering a reward for information in the case of a hit and run that has left a Cheektowaga Police officer in critical condition.

A 17-year veteran of the Cheektowaga Police department, Troy Blackchief was hit by a car when he was trying to lay down spike strips during a car chase.

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The Cheektowaga Police Tweeted out an update on Officer Blackchief's condtion.

The incident took place on Union Road near the entrance to the inbound 33. The chase started in Depew and involved two stolen cars.  

If you or anyone you know has any information, you are asked to contact Crimestoppers of Western New York or the Cheektowaga Police Department. You can also submit an anonymous tip online HERE

Crime Stoppers WNY was first created in 1990 and serves Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties. It is a non-profit that works with local law enforcement agencies all across Western New York.

Buffalo's Top 10 Most Wanted

Each week the Erie County Sheriff along with the Buffalo Police put out a list of the Top 10 Most Wanted here in the area.

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13 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- January 2024

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 1/01/2024:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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