Amherst police arrest two for stealing from cars

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Amherst arrested two men after they say calls came in complaining about a suspicious car near UB’s campus.

They say students called to complain about an old, red sedan being driven erratically. Students said the driver and passenger were breaking into other cars and stealing from them.

When police responded to the scene they say they chased the sedan and stopped it close to where they they say a series of car larcenies happened. Police say they found marijuana and and a substantial amount of stolen property in the car.

Police say they arrested Matthew Bader and Nicholas Matalonis, two 19-year-old Clarence residents, and charged them with criminal possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of marijuana and traffic infractions.

If you’re the owner of any of the stolen residents from Nickel Way, call Amherst Police Department at (716) 689-1311. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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