Man with Active Warrant Tries To Break Into Occupied Apartment

Modified: April 6, 2016 10:33am

11/17/2015

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports on November 14, just after 6 a.m., Deputies were called to a Village of Akron apartment on Cedar Street for a burglary in progress.  The female resident called 9-1-1 stating an unknown male subject was attempting to enter her apartment.

Deputy Richard was first to arrive at the scene and encountered the suspect in the entryway of the building.  The Deputy maneuvered to keep the subject from fleeing until Deputy Kent arrived to place the individual in mechanical restraints.

During the investigation, the Deputies discovered that Nicholas Martino, 35 of Alexander, NY, tried to gain access to the apartment where the victim and her children resided by using a screwdriver to pry open the door.

As the investigation continued, the Deputies discovered Batavia Police had an arrest warrant for Martino.  The Deputies arrested and charged the defendant with a felony count of Burglary in the 3rd Degree, and criminal mischief.

Martino is remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on $25,000 bond or $5,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Village of Akron Court on November 23.