News - 2017

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December
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12/28/2017 Important Information For Outdoor Hockey Game December
12/27/2017 Sheriff's SWAT Team Earns State Certification December
12/26/2017 Two Crashes, Two DWI Arrests December
12/22/2017 Subject with Parole Warrant Caught Stealing Electronics December
12/21/2017 Deputies Looking For Vehicle in Hit and Run on Grand Island December
12/20/2017 Fake Phone Call Raises Woman’s Suspicions December
12/20/2017 Intoxicated Woman at School Function Arrested For Disorderly Conduct December
12/19/2017 Rath Visitor Checks Crack Pipe Through Security December
12/19/2017 2 Traffic Stops Net 4 Drug Arrests December
12/19/2017 Subjects Steal Merchandise, Assault Store Worker December
12/18/2017 Probation Visit Discovers Drugs December
12/15/2017 Detectives Arrest Teen For Firing Shots Into A Sardinia Building December
12/15/2017 Driver with 35 Suspensions Arrested During Hamburg Traffic Stop December
12/15/2017 36 New Deputies and Corrections Officers Graduate Academy December
12/14/2017 Ex-Boyfriend Who Kicked In Door Arrested December
12/13/2017 Missing Clarence Man Found Safe December
12/12/2017 Sheriff's Office Seeks Help In Locating Missing Clarence Man December
12/12/2017 2 DWI Arrests During Overnight Shift December
12/11/2017 Residence Struck By Deer Slug In Holland December
12/06/2017 Ipad Thief Arrested By Detectives December
12/05/2017 Drugs, Warrants, Unlicensed Operation Theme Friday/Saturday December
12/04/2017 2 Arrested Again For Drug Charges December
12/04/2017 Deputies Move Into New Clarence Substation December
12/01/2017 Evans PD & ECSO Seeking Public’s Help with 5 Fires December
November
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11/28/2017 Someone Illegally Dumped 4 Dozen Tires In County Park November
11/28/2017 Drivers and Passengers Arrested On Narcotics Charges November
11/27/2017 Smash and Grab Car Larceny in Clarence November
11/21/2017 Detectives Make Arrest In Newstead Subway Robbery November
11/21/2017 Suspended Driver Speeding on 219 Found With Cocaine November
11/21/2017 Collins Man Arrested For Sex Act With 4-Year-Old November
11/17/2017 Subject Fights with Deputies Following Domestic Incident November
11/17/2017 Sheriff’s Office Clears Alden High School Following Lockdown November
11/16/2017 Additional Charges for Smash and Grab Burglar November
11/16/2017 Injured Driver Found With Stolen Vehicle at Gas Pump November
11/14/2017 DWI Arrests Overnight Following Vehicle Stops November
11/13/2017 2 Arrested After Entering The Bills Field November
11/13/2017 Sheriff's Office Looking For Armed Robbery Suspect November
11/06/2017 Weekend Narcotics And Weapon Arrests November
11/06/2017 Intox Driver Wedges Vehicle Between House And Tree November
11/01/2017 Halloween Candy Alert November
11/01/2017 Cadaver K9 Coming To Sheriff's Office November
11/01/2017 Speed Limits To Be Posted November
October
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10/31/2017 Months Long Investigation Nets Cocaine Dealer October
10/31/2017 Stakeout Finds 2 Smash And Grab Burglars October
10/30/2017 Crack, Loaded Handgun Found At Home Across From City Honors October
10/30/2017 Tips Lead Narcotics Unit To Cocaine Dealer October
10/27/2017 Over 1000 Pheasants Released to The Wild October
10/27/2017 Patrol Makes DWI and Narcotics Arrests October
10/24/2017 Farmers Market Thieves Arrested October
10/24/2017 Sheriff Howard Offers Halloween Safety Tips For Children October
10/23/2017 Felony DWI, Aggravated DWI And DWI Arrest Over The Weekend October
10/23/2017 Sheriff's Office Again Participating In National Drug Drop-Off Day October
10/22/2017 Crash Unit Called To Bike Path in Clarence For ATV Crash October
10/20/2017 Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Clarence Hit and Run October
10/20/2017 County Leaders Target Deadbeat Parents October
10/19/2017 29 LSD Tabs Discovered During Traffic Stop October
10/19/2017 Sheriffs Investigating Clarence Hit And Run October
10/19/2017 Sheriff's Office Sends 11 More Deputies To Active Shooter Training October
10/12/2017 Narcotics And Intel Units Break Up Jail Smuggling OP October
10/11/2017 Narcotics Unit Persistence Arrests University District Cocaine Dealer October
10/11/2017 Sheriff Starts Body Worn Camera Trial October
10/06/2017 Village Of Alden Raid Seizes 4lbs of Marijuana, Cash October
10/06/2017 Cocaine Dealer Tries To Flee From Narcotics Unit October
10/05/2017 Narcotics Unit Raids Fentanyl Dealer's House October
10/05/2017 ECSO Goes Purple and Pink October
10/04/2017 Sheriff's Office Beings New Corrections Academy October
10/03/2017 Drivers and Passengers Arrested On Narcotics Charges October
September
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09/29/2017 7 Ounces of Cocaine And Pills Found During Probation Visit September
09/28/2017 Loaded 9MM, Prescription Pills Discovered During Traffic Stop September
09/28/2017 2.34 Tons Of Medications Burned September
09/27/2017 Crisis Intervention Training Expanded September
09/27/2017 Sheriff Howard Protecting Our Children September
09/26/2017 Zoar Valley Incident Statement September
09/25/2017 Detective Arrest Sex Offender Following Contact With 5-Year Old September
09/22/2017 After Hours Park Guest Attacks Deputies September
09/21/2017 Counterfeit Bills Circulating In Erie County September
09/21/2017 Added Patrols Result In More DWI Arrests September
09/20/2017 Passing Deputy Puts Out Fire Before It Spreads September
09/19/2017 Sheriff's Jail Management Division Earns State Accreditation September
09/18/2017 Couple Fornicating in County Park Found With Narcotics September
09/18/2017 Wrong Way Driver Arrested for DWI September
09/15/2017 Sheriff Orders No Change in Policy Regarding Illegal Immigrants September
09/14/2017 Sheriff, Town of Boston Host Open House & Unveil Drug Boxes September
09/13/2017 Sheriff Hosting Car Seat Checks During National Child Passenger Safety Week September
09/12/2017 Sheriff's CIU Investigating Fatal Rollover Accident September
09/12/2017 Alden Crash Victim Identified September
09/12/2017 Suspended Driver Arrested For DWI In West Seneca September
09/11/2017 Intox Driver Crashes Into Pole And Garage September
09/11/2017 Revoked Driver Also Arrested On Weapons Charges September
09/08/2017 Sheriff, Bills, Law Enforcement Partners Collaborate For Bills Season September
09/05/2017 Erie County Sheriff's Office Joins The Urban Thinkers Chess Club September
09/05/2017 U2 Concert Parking Lot And Traffic Information September
09/01/2017 Sheriff Announces Roving DWI Patrols For Holiday Weekend September
09/01/2017 Sheriff Deploys New Speed Enforcement Tool September
August
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08/31/2017 Regular Bills Traffic Pattern In Effect For Bills v. Lions Game August
08/31/2017 Suspended Driver And Passengers Found With Narcotics August
08/30/2017 Buffalo Gang Members Target Of Joint Narcotics Raid August
08/30/2017 3 Employees Arrested For Stealing From Clarence Walmart August
08/25/2017 Deputy Witnesses Crash, Arrests Driver For DWI-Drugs August
08/24/2017 Reckless Driver In Park Arrested With Narcotics August
08/23/2017 Sheriff Partners With Girl Scout For Chemo Care Packages August
08/21/2017 Safety Tips For Experienced & Novice Hikers August
08/21/2017 Zoar Valley Victim Updates August
08/18/2017 Help Identify Suspect Using Fake Money August
08/16/2017 Pursuit Through Multiple Jurisdictions Ends In NYS Parolee’s DWI Arrest August
08/15/2017 Guns ‘N Roses Concert Information August
08/15/2017 Lost Campers Found By K9 Loki And Deputy August
08/11/2017 Revoked Driver Flees After Traffic Stop, Faces 8 Charges August
08/10/2017 Regular Bills Traffic Pattern In Effect For Tonight’s Game August
08/10/2017 DWI Arrest Following ATV Crash With Injuries August
08/09/2017 Tractor Trailer Tire Explodes Damages Nearby Building August
08/09/2017 Sheriff’s Building Ready For The Fair – Just In Time August
08/08/2017 Sheriff Announces Inmate Video Visits August
08/07/2017 Vessel Violation Stop Ends With BWI August
08/07/2017 Candle Fire Quickly Extinguished By Deputy August
08/04/2017 Failing To Stop At Red Light and Crash into A Pond End In DWIs August
08/03/2017 Health Care Navigator Saving Erie County Money August
08/01/2017 Older Male Tries To Get 13-Year-Old Into Truck August
08/01/2017 Female Places Cherry Bomb Firecrackers Around Rath Building August
July
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07/31/2017 Man Runs Into Woods After Argument, Located By K9 Team July
07/28/2017 Revoked Operator Crashes, Arrested For Felony DWI July
07/28/2017 Two Grand Island Juveniles Arrested For Car Larceny; One Released Individual Steals Again July
07/28/2017 Deputies Make DWI, DWI-DRUGS, and BWI Arrests July
07/27/2017 Daytime Burglary Thwarted By Deputies And GI Police July
07/26/2017 10 Car Larcenies In Elma Over Past Two Days July
07/25/2017 Free Car Seat Check At Akron Falls Park July
07/25/2017 Over 25 Grams Of Marijuana Seized During After Hours Park Visit July
07/25/2017 Sheriff Howard Announces Summer Car Seat Check Schedule July
07/24/2017 Juvenile Charged With Felony Following Pellet Gun Shooting July
07/24/2017 Grand Island Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended July
07/24/2017 Grand Island Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended July
07/20/2017 More Charges For Man Who Fatally Shot A Collins Male July
07/19/2017 Sheriff’s K9s Find 2 Elderly Individuals Who Wander From Homes July
07/18/2017 Marine Unit Records First BWI Of The Season July
07/18/2017 Woman Creates Rath Building Disturbance Arrested With Stolen Credit Cards July
07/14/2017 Phone Call and A Man With A “Beer Gut” Try Utility Scam July
07/14/2017 Four DWI Arrests During Overnight Shift July
07/13/2017 Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest In Collins Shooting July
07/13/2017 Sheriff’s Office Investigating A Collins Homicide July
07/12/2017 DWI Arrest on I-190 Southbound July
07/11/2017 Free Car Seat Check at Bennett Beach July
07/11/2017 Teen Tied To Three Burglaries in Clarence Neighborhood July
07/10/2017 2 DWI-Drugs And 2 DWI-Alcohol Arrests July
07/10/2017 Narcotics Unit Raids Kenmore Residence Arrest Dealer July
07/07/2017 Drugs, Children, Vehicle Violations End In Arrests July
07/06/2017 Citizens Complaint Leads To LSD and Ketamine Possession Arrest July
07/06/2017 Crash Investigation Results in Heroin Charges July
07/05/2017 Sheriff’s Office Disposes of Tons of Prescription Drugs and Syringes July
07/04/2017 Jury Duty Phone Scammers Calling Erie County Residents July
07/03/2017 Victim Involved In Fatal ATV Crash Identified July
07/03/2017 CIU and ATV Units Respond To Fatal Quad Accident July
07/03/2017 Sheriff Howard Announces Dedicated DWI Patrols For July 4 July
07/03/2017 Stolen Purse Report Gets Complaint Arrested July
07/01/2017 Narcotics Unit Raid at S. Buffalo Residence Recovers Crack & Gun July
June
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06/30/2017 Sheriff’s Office, Women & Children’s Hospital Urge Public to Leave the Fireworks to the Pros June
06/30/2017 Crash Involving Bicyclist June
06/28/2017 Crack and Suboxone Found During Collins Traffic Stop June
06/28/2017 Unlicensed, Drugged Driver Arrested on 400 June
06/28/2017 Driver Fights with Deputy after Arrested For DWI June
06/27/2017 Arrestee Found With Pills in Clothing at Holding Center June
06/26/2017 Man Observed Concealing Something before Entering Rath Building June
06/26/2017 Underage Drinking Party Ends after Homeowner Arrested June
06/26/2017 5 DWI Arrests Made This Weekend June
06/23/2017 5 Year Old in Car When Adults Went To Buy Drugs June
06/23/2017 BWI Awareness And Enforcement Campaign Launches June
06/21/2017 Narcotics Play a Role In 3 DWI Arrests June
06/20/2017 Sheriff Howard Announces Emery Park Car Seat Check June
06/19/2017 Multiple Alcohol and Narcotics Arrests Following Traffic Stops June
06/16/2017 Two New Dogs Enter the Pups at the Pen Program June
06/16/2017 High BAC Levels Found in Three Impaired Drivers June
06/16/2017 650 More Pheasant Chicks Arrive For Sheriff’s Brooding Program June
06/15/2017 Drivers Arrested On Felony Charges Following Traffic Stops June
06/15/2017 Holding Center Deputies Assaulted By Inmates, Taken To Hospital June
06/14/2017 After Hours County Park Check Finds Crack June
06/14/2017 Vermont Driver Charged With DWI Following Crash in Colden June
06/13/2017 Sheriff Announces New Medical Leadership and a New Narcotics Chief June
06/13/2017 Driver with Revoked License Arrested on Warrant from Dunkirk, Passenger Arrested For Narcotics Possession June
06/11/2017 Human Remains Found By Hikers in North Collins Woods June
06/09/2017 Traffic Stop Leads To Search Discovering Drugs, Stolen Handgun June
06/08/2017 Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit Seizes 40 Lbs. of Marijuana, over $700k Cash June
06/08/2017 Detective Makes Arrest in Burglary and Grand Larceny Case June
06/08/2017 2 DWI Arrests And A DWI-Drugs Arrest June
06/05/2017 Multiple Traffic Stops Result In Narcotics and DWI Charges June
06/02/2017 Leandra's Law and Aggravated DWI Arrests Made 12 Hours Apart June
May
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05/31/2017 Sex Offender Arrested After Not Reporting Address Change May
05/30/2017 Eight DWI Arrests During Holiday Stop-DWI Campaign May
05/30/2017 Man Flees Deputy After Pulled Over For Speeding May
05/26/2017 Countywide Family Court Warrant Sweep Conducted May
05/26/2017 Erie County STOP-DWI Provides Funding For Enhanced Patrols May
05/25/2017 Sheriff’s Swat Team Wins 1st Annual Statewide Competition May
05/23/2017 Consumer’s Beverages, WNY United, And Erie County Sheriff’s Office Launch Not A Minor Problem Initiative May
05/22/2017 Cocaine Found During Traffic Stops May
05/19/2017 Two DWI-Drug Arrests Yesterday May
05/15/2017 Cocaine Found On Two Drivers May
05/15/2017 Fentanyl, Not Heroin, Seized In Buffalo Raid May
05/10/2017 Sheriff’s Undercover Buys Widens into Cheektowaga Drug Raid May
05/09/2017 State Organizations Recognize Deputy For Efforts To Reduce DWI May
05/09/2017 Minor Sets Garbage Can on Fire Damages County Park Property May
05/08/2017 Narcotics Unit Conducts Simultaneous Drug Raids, Arrests Dealer May
05/05/2017 Injury Accident in the Town Of Elma May
05/01/2017 5 People Injured in 2 Car Crash in Elma May
April
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04/28/2017 Chief Alan Rozansky is awarded the Judge's and Police Conference Police Officer of the Year Law Enforcement Excellence Award April
04/26/2017 Multiple Drug Arrests Overnight April
04/25/2017 Erie County Sheriff's Office teams up with Legislator Lynne Dixon to offer a Boater Safety Class April
04/21/2017 ¼ Kilo of Heroin Seized In Cheektowaga Raid April
04/19/2017 Sheriff’s Pheasant Brooding Program Takes Flight Again April
04/19/2017 Route 400 Crash Sends Pregnant Woman To Hospital April
04/18/2017 Deputies Recover Stolen Handgun during Traffic Stop April
04/14/2017 Driver Arrested On Drug and Weapon Charges, Smuggles Crack into Jail In His Buttocks April
04/13/2017 Two Charged With Felony Crack Possession after Traffic Stops April
04/12/2017 Sheriff’s Easter Food Drive to Help Feed Local Families In Need April
04/11/2017 DRE Called After Accident, 1 Arrested For DWI-Drugs April
04/10/2017 Inmate Charged For Assaulting Two Jail Deputies April
04/10/2017 Weekend Traffic Stops Net 13 Narcotics, 6 DWI Arrests April
04/07/2017 Detectives Arrest 2 More Minors in Clarence Shooting April
04/06/2017 Tractor Operator Charged In Brant Crash April
04/06/2017 Clarence Shooting Suspect Arrested Again On Weapons Charges April
04/05/2017 Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Farm Tractor and Car Crash April
04/05/2017 Deputies And Drug Recognition Expert Arrest Driver April
04/04/2017 An official statement From Sheriff Howard regarding Saturday’s rally. April
04/04/2017 Deputy Driving By Residence Spots Fire, Uses Patrol Car Extinguisher April
04/03/2017 Sheriff’s Office Detectives Investigating a Clarence Shooting April
04/03/2017 Narcotics Unit Discovers Large Amount of Coke during Friday Raids April
04/01/2017 Pistol, Cocaine, Marijuana Seized During Traffic Stop April
04/01/2017 Sheriff Releases Photos of Suspects’ Van on Huth Rd April
04/01/2017 Bishop Malone Celebrates Mass with Holding Center Inmates April
March
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03/31/2017 Sheriff’s Office Investigating Suspicious Incident near Grand Island School March
03/31/2017 Felony Amount of Heroin Seized During Traffic Stop March
03/30/2017 Felony Amount of Crack Found During Traffic Stop March
03/30/2017 Subject Takes Neighbors Car, Mom’s TV Later Found With Crack March
03/30/2017 Sheriff Restructures For Additional Opioid & DWI Interdiction Patrols March
03/29/2017 Secretary Of Defense, Us Navy Presents ECSO Sgt. with Patriot Award March
03/28/2017 Deputies Find Narcotics during 10 Separate Traffic Stops March
03/24/2017 Narcotics Unit and Detective Bureau Continue Investigation and Arrest Heroin Dealer March
03/23/2017 Clarence Man with Multiple Warrants Tries To Flee March
03/22/2017 Overdose Death Investigation Leads to Dealer Arrest March
03/21/2017 Separate Traffic Stops Discover Drugs and Weapons March
03/20/2017 Added Stop-DWI Patrols Make 9 Arrests St. Paddy’s Day Weekend March
03/20/2017 Inmates Graduating, Earning Credits For High School Diplomas March
03/13/2017 Drugged Drivers Arrested During Traffic Stops March
03/08/2017 Multiple Drug Related Arrests Following Traffic Stops March
03/07/2017 Bag of Cocaine in Plainview Ends with Arrest March
03/06/2017 Crisis Intervention Training Deployed To Jail Personnel March
03/06/2017 Single Vehicle Crash in Clarence Ends with DWI Charge March
03/03/2017 Grand Island Traffic Stop Discovers Controlled Substance, Wanted Suspect March
03/03/2017 2 Drug Dealers Arrested In North Buffalo Raid March
03/02/2017 Vehicle Infraction Leads To Heroin & Cocaine Discovery March
03/02/2017 Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit Seizes $69k, Heroin, Marijuana, and1.5 Kilos of Cocaine March
03/02/2017 Commercial Truck Road Check Nets DWI Arrest March
03/01/2017 Man Attempts to Carry Stun Gun into DMV Offices March
February
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02/28/2017 Police Agencies Seek To ID Two Male Subjects February
02/27/2017 Multiple Traffic Stops Result In Drug Arrests February
02/27/2017 4 DWI Arrests Made by Sheriff’s Deputies Over the Weekend February
02/24/2017 Car Thief Arrested By Detectives after Using Stolen Card February
02/24/2017 Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New K9 Team for Arson Investigations February
02/10/2017 Stolen Property, Drugs, Warrants All Part of 1 Traffic Stop February
02/08/2017 False Name Leads To Drug and Weapons Charges February
02/07/2017 Snowmobile Crash Sends Operator to ECMC February
02/07/2017 Detective Arrests Ex-Boyfriend Following Destructive Burglary February
02/03/2017 100 Lbs. of Marijuana, Handguns and Illegal Immigrants Found in Raid February
02/02/2017 Over A Kilo of Heroin, Stolen Gun Seized In Narcotics Unit Raid February
January
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01/31/2017 More Than 600 Bags of Heroin, 10 Grams of Coke Found With Parolee January
01/30/2017 Weekend Vehicle Stops End With Multiple Narcotics Charges January
01/30/2017 Felony DWI Charges for Depew Driver January
01/27/2017 Quick Change Artists Target Clarence Businesses January
01/26/2017 Sheriff’s Office Seeks to ID Individuals of Interest for Weekend Car Larcenies January
01/26/2017 Clarence Pharmacy Burglary Suspect Arrested In Niagara Falls January
01/26/2017 Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit Called to Scene of Fatal Fire January
01/25/2017 Fentanyl, Crack and a Loaded Handgun Discovered During Arrest January
01/25/2017 Sheriff Deputies to Check Car Seats at Substations 2x A Month January
01/25/2017 Spring Academy to Bring Citizens Closer To Their Sheriff January
01/23/2017 Ex-Employee Arrested After Calling and Texting Coworker January
01/23/2017 Thousands in Value Stolen In Series of Car Larcenies in Holland January
01/20/2017 Sheriff Howard Adds Inmate Healthcare Navigators January
01/19/2017 Driver Flees Into Woods, K9 Finds Heroin He Threw January
01/18/2017 4 Time Convicted Felon and Wife Arrested In Drug Raid January
01/13/2017 Inmate Visiting Hours Changed For Holiday January
01/12/2017 Driver with Revoked License Charged With Burglary, DWI after Fleeing Deputy January
01/10/2017 2 Dozen Tickets Issued During Snowmobile Unit’s 1st Extended Patrol January
01/09/2017 SUV in Ditch Investigation Results In DWI-Drugs Arrest January
01/09/2017 Minors Damage Park by Doing Donuts on Diamond January
01/09/2017 Sheriff Howard Announces West Seneca Yellow Dot Meeting January
01/09/2017 Sheriff Howard Deploys Third Drug Recognition Expert January
01/09/2017 Cocaine, Pound of Pot Found During Traffic Stop January
01/06/2017 Suspect Flees Traffic Stop, Crashes Vehicle on Kensington January
01/06/2017 3 Warrant Watch Subjects Arrested On January 4 January
01/05/2017 Crash Investigation Unit Called To Vehicle vs. House Crash January
01/03/2017 Raid Discovers Heroin, Crack, and Loaded Guns in Convicted Felon’s Residence January
01/02/2017 Gram of Coke Found in Suspended Driver’s Vehicle January
01/02/2017 Cabbie and Passengers Arrested For Heroin Possession January
01/02/2017 77 Methadone Pills Found During Traffic Stop January