News - 2016

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January
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01/04/2016 Driver with Revoked Licensed Stopped On Grand Island
01/07/2016 Driver Hits Grand Island Bank
01/08/2016 Detectives Make an Arrest Involving Stolen Guns
01/08/2016 Sheriff’s Office Arrest Grand Larceny Suspect
01/15/2016 2 Snowmobilers Rescued From Trail after Crash
01/19/2016 Patrol Makes 4 DWI Arrests over Long Weekend
01/22/2016 Deputies Make 3 DWI Arrests in the Overnight Hours
01/25/2016 Vehicle in Wrong Driveway Results in DWI Charge
01/26/2016 Driver in Fatal Sardinia Crash Arrested On Vehicular Manslaughter Charges
01/27/2016 Care Provider Arrested for Stealing Money from Elderly Couple
01/28/2016 Detectives Arrest Suspect in Grand Island Burglary
01/28/2016 Speeder Caught With Marijuana and Suboxone
01/29/2016 2 Arrested After Morning Larceny at Walmart
February
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02/01/2016 Traffic Stops Find Narcotics and Impaired Drivers
02/05/2016 Detectives Arrest Daytime Burglar
02/05/2016 Disorderly Visitor Arrested In Rath Building with Illegal Pills
02/08/2016 Road Patrol Makes DWI and Mushroom Arrests over the Weekend
02/10/2016 Sheriff’s Office and Gowanda Police Arrest Headstone Thief
02/10/2016 Newly Arraigned Inmate Caught Bringing Drugs into Holding Center
02/12/2016 Improper Display of License Plate Results In Underage Alcohol & Narcotics Charges
02/17/2016 Scofflaw Arrested After Traffic Stop
02/22/2016 Larger K9 Unit Has Immediate Impact on Sheriff’s Operations
02/24/2016 Shank Discovered During Search of Holding Center Housing Unit
02/26/2016 Traffic Stop Discovers Quarter Pound of Coke
02/26/2016 Sheriff’s Negotiator Brings Peaceful Resolution to Concord Situation; Individual Charged
02/29/2016 ¾ Kilo of Crack Seized In Emslie Street Raid
March
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03/01/2016 Stepfather Shoots Children with BB Gun
03/02/2016 Sheriff’s K9 Team Finds Autistic Teen
03/03/2016 Homemade License Plate Results In Felony Arrest
03/04/2016 2 DWI-Drug, Felony DWI Arrests Made By Deputies
03/07/2016 Sexting A Minor Results In Felony Charge
03/08/2016 DRE Used To Determine Impaired Driving After Accident
03/09/2016 Rope Rescue of Child at Emery Park
03/10/2016 Inmate & Visitor Arrested For Narcotics Smuggling Ring at Holding Center
03/10/2016 Deputies Make 3 DWI Arrests Including A Leandra Law Violation
03/15/2016 Dealer Out On Bail Arrested Again Following Traffic Stop
03/16/2016 Corrections Officer Attacked By Inmate
03/16/2016 Deputies Arrest Several Drivers with Suspended Licenses
03/17/2016 Narcotics Unit Raids Holland Residence, Arrests 1
03/18/2016 Deputies Attacked In Two Separate Holding Center Incidents
03/21/2016 Drugs Found In Hidden Compartment of Cleaning Supply Can
03/23/2016 Inmate Attacks Deputies for the Second Time
03/28/2016 Deputies Arrest Several for Driving Without Licenses, DWI
03/28/2016 Sheriff Howard & Sheriff’s Association Announces Membership Drive to Benefit Youth Camp and Scholarships
April
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04/01/2016 Reports of a Drug Deal Result in DWI and Drug Arrests
04/01/2016 Detectives Solve Attempted Drug Store Burglary, Arrest Suspect
04/04/2016 Weekend DWI Arrests
04/05/2016 Deputy Awarded National Sheriffs’ Medal of Merit
04/06/2016 Distracted Driving, Talking, Texting Enforcement Campaign
04/06/2016 Inmate Attempts to Smuggle Narcotics into Alden Jail
04/11/2016 Peaceful Resolution to Clarence Situation
04/11/2016 7 Impaired Driving Arrests over Weekend
04/11/2016 Illegally Parked Car Results In Two Arrests for Narcotics, Warrants
04/13/2016 ECSO Seeks Witnesses for Fatal Crash in Colden
04/14/2016 Drivers Reminded They Have To Slow Down, Move Over For Highway Crews Too
04/14/2016 Sheriff’s Marine Unit Awarded State Grant
04/15/2016 Suspect in Couch Fire Arrested With Crack Pipe
04/15/2016 Sheriff’s Corrections Academy Graduates 24 New Officers
04/19/2016 Holding Center Deputy Arrested On Felony Bribery, Narcotics Charges
04/20/2016 Deputies Patrolling For Operation Safe Stop
04/20/2016 Kansas Fugitive Arrest Following Traffic Stop
04/20/2016 Inmate Pheasant Brooding Program Hatched At Jail
04/22/2016 Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs
04/26/2016 Deputy Uses Patrol Car Fire Extinguisher to Put Out Fire
04/26/2016 Driver Involved In Crash Arrested For DWI-Drugs
04/26/2016 2 Suspects Charged After Driver Races Away From Deputy
04/26/2016 Sheriff’s Office Launches Warrant Wednesdays Campaign
May
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05/02/2016 Victim Identified In Early Morning Fall
05/04/2016 Fredonia Mother Arrested under Leandra’s Law
05/06/2016 Deputy Extinguishes Vehicle on Fire in Garage
05/06/2016 Sheriff’s Office Conducting Car Seat Checks in Grand Island
05/09/2016 Transit Road Race Ends In Crash
05/09/2016 IRS Phony Phone Calls Are Back
05/10/2016 Rash of Car Break-Ins throughout Area
05/11/2016 Coke Dealer Arrested In Evening Raid
05/19/2016 Featured Subjects on Sheriff’s Warrant Watch Arrested
05/20/2016 Deputy Wins STOP-DWI and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award
05/23/2016 Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Retired K9
05/23/2016 Detectives Make Several Arrests in Larceny, Burglary Cases
05/23/2016 Annual Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 23
05/28/2016 Deputies Nearly Struck By Second Impaired Driver While Investigating DWI
05/31/2016 County Park Ranger Shoved, Subject Arrested
05/31/2016 Marine Unit Nets First BWI of the Boating Season
June
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06/01/2016 Crash Investigation Unit Called To Fatal 2-Car Crash
06/01/2016 Detectives Arrest Knife Wielding Robbery Suspect
06/02/2016 Family Court Warrant Unit Rounds Up 9 Subjects with 15 Warrants
06/03/2016 Couple, Salesman on Test Drive Struck By Impaired Driver
06/03/2016 Alden Genesee St Crash Update
06/08/2016 Park Trespasser Drives around Deputy in an Attempt to Flee
06/09/2016 Wanted Individuals Arrested After 3 Separate Traffic Stops
06/10/2016 Counter Prostitution Operation in Grand Island Arrests 2
06/14/2016 Weekend Inmate in Custody
06/15/2016 Driver with 46 Suspensions Arrested In Grand Island
06/15/2016 Inmate Pheasant Brooding Program Hatched At Jail
06/20/2016 ECSO Marine Unit Busy on the Waterways This Weekend
06/20/2016 Impaired Driver Strikes His House in Elma
06/21/2016 Evicted Tenant Returns with Drugs
06/22/2016 Over $75k Worth of Illegal Fireworks Seized In Morning Raid
06/22/2016 Sheriff’s Office Conducting Car Seat Checks at Elma Town Hall
06/22/2016 22 Kayakers Warned For Not Have Proper Lighting at Night
06/22/2016 Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Seized In Colden Raid
06/24/2016 Marine Unit Cracking Down On BWI during Operation Dry Water
06/27/2016 Unlicensed Wrong Way Driver Arrested For DWI on Route 219
06/27/2016 Active Weekend for Marine Patrol
06/28/2016 Pawn Shop Unit Completes Shop Licenses
06/29/2016 After Hours Park Visitor Had Cheektowaga Warrant
06/29/2016 Enhanced DWI Patrols July 4th Weekend
July
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07/05/2016 Detectives Arrest Silver Creek Man on Felony Burglary, Larceny Charges
07/05/2016 Enhanced DWI Patrols Arrest 6
07/07/2016 ECSO Hosting Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspection
07/07/2016 Sheriff’s Office responds to a Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Sardinia
07/08/2016 Deputies Make an Arrest in Colden Fatal Crash
07/08/2016 Sheriff’s Office Conducting Car Seat Checks at Clarence Center Fire Hall
07/11/2016 32 Trucks Taken Out Of Service during Commercial Truck Inspection
07/12/2016 ECSO and SPCA Team Up To Introduce Inmate Rehabilitation Program “PUPS AT THE PEN”
07/18/2016 Grand Island Man Arrested For Threatening Deputy
07/18/2016 9 Injured In Sunday Morning Crash On Versailles Plank Road
07/19/2016 Narcotics Unit Seizes Cocaine and Heroin during Raid
07/20/2016 Two Arrested For Grand Larceny after Burglary in Village Of North Collins
07/20/2016 Driver Dries Out After DWI Crash Into Niagara River
07/20/2016 Sheriff’s Office Seeks Bids for Human Trafficking Ads
07/25/2016 Sheriff Howard makes the New York State Boaters Guide available Online
07/27/2016 Sheriff Issues Warning to Grand Island Residents after Series of Burglaries and Car Larcenies
07/29/2016 Grand Island Burglary Suspect Arrested During Raid
August
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08/04/2016 The Erie County Sheriff's Office Congratulates the NYS Office of Victim Services for 50 Years of Service to the Community
08/04/2016 Hit And Run Call Results In Aggravated DWI Charge
08/04/2016 Deputy Candidate Arrested After Warrant Discovered
08/05/2016 6 Injured In BWI Accident
08/08/2016 Concord Man with 15 Suspensions Arrested After DWI Crash
08/09/2016 Sheriff Howard Announces Sheriff’s Building at the Erie County Fair Schedule of Events
08/10/2016 Operators on Land and Sea Arrested For Narcotics
08/11/2016 CIU Makes Second Arrest in Colden Fatal Accident
08/12/2016 Shelties Nicky and Maxie Graduate from the Pups at the Pen Program
08/12/2016 Suspects Flee and Crash into 2 Parked Cars
08/15/2016 Suspect Charged In Double Stabbing On Cattaraugus Reservation
08/16/2016 Driver Flees After Rollover Crash
08/16/2016 Southtowns Burglary Suspect Charged With a Dozen Felonies
08/18/2016 Drugs Found During 4 Separate Traffic Stops
08/22/2016 Man Arrested For Stealing Supplies from EC Highway Barn
08/22/2016 Impaired Drivers Crash Vehicles
08/23/2016 Detectives Make Arrest in 2015 Stolen Gun Case
08/24/2016 Car Thief Caught With Laptop and Looking For Change
08/25/2016 ECSO Fall 2016 Citizen's Academy
08/25/2016 Deputy Assaulted During Traffic Stop, Passenger Charged With Attempted Murder
08/30/2016 Man Scams Women Out Of Over $300k, is Arrested
08/30/2016 Marine Unit Arrest Suspects on Land and Sea
08/31/2016 Erie County Sheriff’s Office K9 Cort to Get Body Armor
08/31/2016 Deputy Breaks Car Window to Rescue 9-Month Old Baby
September
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09/01/2016 Some Sheriff’s Offices, Services Temporarily Closed
09/02/2016 Drugs Found On Canal Boater Leads to Warrant Arrest
09/06/2016 Sheriff’s Civil and Fingerprint Offices Reopen
09/07/2016 Correctional Facility Inmate Found With Contraband
09/08/2016 Prostitution Operation Nets 5 Arrests, Locates Stolen Car
09/12/2016 Sheriffs, Health Officials, Business Group Launch County Wide Yellow Dot Awareness Campaign
09/12/2016 Intoxicated Student Arrested After Assaulting Deputy at School Social Function
09/12/2016 K9 Team Finds K2-Spice on Correctional Facility Visitor
09/13/2016 The New Norm for The Bills Home Opener and the 2016/17 Season
09/14/2016 New Era Field and School Bus Traffic
09/15/2016 Armed Robbery Suspects Caught Fleeing After Incident
09/19/2016 Sheriff’s Office Hosting Free Car Seat Inspections during National Child Passenger Safety Week
09/19/2016 Ex-Girlfriend, Friend Pepper Sprayed and Car Stolen
09/19/2016 Sheriff's Office Seeking Police Services Deputies
09/19/2016 Governor Cuomo Proclaims the Week of September 18-24, 2016 to be Sheriff’s Week in New York State
09/26/2016 Still Gathering Information about the N. Collins Plane Crash
09/29/2016 Multiple Sheriff’s Units Make Arrests in Firearms Theft
October
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10/02/2016 Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle in Elma Flown To ECMC in Serious Condition
10/05/2016 Driver Arrested For Narcotics Possession and Active Warrants
10/07/2016 Sheriff Howard Promotes 11 New Jail Management Personnel to Command and Supervisor Positions
10/10/2016 Deputies Make Several Drug Arrests over Weekend
10/11/2016 Human Trafficking Taskforce Members Unveil PSA Videos
10/12/2016 Sheriff Howard Announces Next Community Yellow Dot Meeting
10/12/2016 New Telephone Scam Involving Electric Bill
10/14/2016 Pheasants Raised At the Correctional Facility Released
10/14/2016 Disabled Elderly Springville Man Robbed By Neighbor
10/18/2016 Female with Toddler Arrested Drinking Outside County Offices
10/18/2016 Identity Theft Suspect Gets 4 Felony Counts
10/19/2016 Traffic Stop Finds Wanted DWI Suspect
10/19/2016 Construction Dump Truck Strikes Pole Knocking Out Power
10/19/2016 Suspect in Rash of Concord Car Larcenies Arrested
10/19/2016 School Bus Driver Steals Purse at Chestnut Ridge Casino
10/19/2016 Got Drugs? Sheriff’s Office Hosting Drop off Sites in October
10/20/2016 Cleaning Crew Arrested After Stealing Clients Meds
10/20/2016 Family Court Warrant Unit Nets 7 in Annual Sweep
10/25/2016 Crash Investigation Unit Arrests Driver in July Fatal Crash
10/26/2016 Sheriff Howard Offers Halloween Safety Tips
10/27/2016 Crash Investigation Unit Charge Driver in Reservation Crash
10/27/2016 Father Charged In Domestic Disturbance Shooting
10/28/2016 Added Roving DWI Patrols For Halloween Weekend
10/28/2016 Traffic Stops Results In Multiple DWI, Drug Arrest
10/31/2016 Sheriff’s Office to Arrest Cancer
November
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11/02/2016 Traffic Stops Lead To Drug Charges
11/03/2016 Warrant Wednesday Subject Arrested
11/04/2016 Sex Offender Registry Unit Arrests Offender in North Collins
11/05/2016 Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Springville Traffic Fatality
11/07/2016 Sheriff’s Office Charges Subject with Manslaughter in Elma Shooting
11/09/2016 Lackawanna Fire Assistance
11/16/2016 Project ChildSafe And Erie County Sheriff’s Office Promote Responsible Firearm Ownership In New Video
11/17/2016 Erie County K9 Receives Bullet, Stab Protective Vest
11/21/2016 Detectives Arrest Subject for Lumber Yard Thefts
11/21/2016 Elderly Male Found Deceased in Field Identified
11/28/2016 Four DWI Arrests during Enhanced Patrols
11/28/2016 Delivery Person Found Delivering More than Morning Paper
December
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12/02/2016 Erie County Sheriff’s Office Graduates 44 in Latest Corrections Class
12/02/2016 Felony Charges against Driver Who Drove Vehicle into Ditch
12/02/2016 Updated Charges against Two Arrested During Drug Raids
12/05/2016 Sheriff Howard Announces Next Community Yellow Dot Meeting
12/06/2016 Equipment Violation Stop Results In Felony Weapon Charges
12/06/2016 Heroin & Cocaine Discovered After Four Traffic Stops
12/06/2016 Deputies Locate Car Used In Armed Robbery, Arrest 2 Males
12/07/2016 Sheriff’s Office Launches New Mobile App
12/09/2016 More Traffic Stops Lead To More Drug Arrests
12/12/2016 Domestic Violence Incident Crosses County Lines
12/12/2016 Father Dropping Passenger at Game Charged With Felony DWI
12/27/2016 Correctional Facility Changing Visiting Hours In 2017
12/27/2016 Level 3 Sex Offender Arrested Following Traffic Stop
12/28/2016 3 DWI Arrests Made By Deputies
12/28/2016 Long Time Employee Arrested For Stealing From Restaurant
12/29/2016 Semi-Auto Rifle, Full Magazine and Cocaine Found During Raid
12/30/2016 Equipment Violation Traffic Stop Results In Heroin Arrests
12/30/2016 Crash Investigation Unit Called To Fatal Crash Scene