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06/02/2021

BUS DRIVER ARRESTED FOR DWI-DRUGS
Operator Charges with 3 Felony Counts

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of 63-year-old Marianne Clayton of Silver Creek on multiple felony DWI charges on June 1.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Route 438 and Woodchuck Road on the Seneca Nation of Indians Territory following a request from SNI Marshals. The Marshals initiated a traffic stop after observing a school bus swerve into oncoming traffic. While speaking with the driver, a Marshal observed signs of impairment.

A Sheriff’s Deputy administered standard field sobriety tests, which Clayton failed. Following the tests, a Sheriff’s Drug Recognition Expert transported Clayton to the North Collins Substation and performed a drug evaluation, and found her impaired by drugs.

Clayton was arrested and charged with three felony counts of aggravated DWI with a child in the vehicle, a misdemeanor count of DWI-Drugs, and seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

The defendant was released to a sober third party.

At the time of the incident, nine Gowanda Central School students were on the bus and were heading to the Lakeshore BOCES.

The Gowanda School Resource Officer assisted with notifying guardians and arranging transportation for the students.

Here are the rest of our #WarrantWednesday subjects
06/02/2021

Here are the rest of our #WarrantWednesday subjects

This week's #WarrantWednesday featured subject is wanted for r**e, criminal s*x acts, and s*xual abuse. If you have info...
06/02/2021

This week's #WarrantWednesday featured subject is wanted for r**e, criminal s*x acts, and s*xual abuse.
If you have info please call the ECSO

This week's #WarrantWednesday featured subject is wanted for r**e, criminal s*x acts, and s*xual abuse.
If you have info please call the ECSO

WEEKEND CAR SEAT CHECKBuffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office is hosting a free car sea...
06/02/2021

WEEKEND CAR SEAT CHECK

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office is hosting a free car seat safety check in the parking lot at Colden Substation (Colden Town Hall) on June 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Parents and guardians are urged to practice COVID-19 protocols. There will be a limited number of seats checked due to social distancing and added safety measures, so people are encouraged to be patient and check the schedule for other nearby events.

WHEN: June 5, 9a-1p
WHERE: ECSO Substation (town hall)
8812 State Rd
Colden, NY

The Sheriff’s Office is implementing safety protocols for COVID-19.
COVID Protocols:
 The occupants of the vehicle will need to complete a COVID questionnaire before the seat check;
 All eligible vehicle occupants must wear a mask or face covering;
 Driver and passengers must remain in the vehicle until called to the inspection station;
 All attendees must submit to temporal thermometer checks;
 Drivers and passengers will only exit the vehicle at the car seat inspection station;
 Everyone must practice social distancing guidelines.

WEEKEND CAR SEAT CHECK

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office is hosting a free car seat safety check in the parking lot at Colden Substation (Colden Town Hall) on June 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Parents and guardians are urged to practice COVID-19 protocols. There will be a limited number of seats checked due to social distancing and added safety measures, so people are encouraged to be patient and check the schedule for other nearby events.

WHEN: June 5, 9a-1p
WHERE: ECSO Substation (town hall)
8812 State Rd
Colden, NY

The Sheriff’s Office is implementing safety protocols for COVID-19.
COVID Protocols:
 The occupants of the vehicle will need to complete a COVID questionnaire before the seat check;
 All eligible vehicle occupants must wear a mask or face covering;
 Driver and passengers must remain in the vehicle until called to the inspection station;
 All attendees must submit to temporal thermometer checks;
 Drivers and passengers will only exit the vehicle at the car seat inspection station;
 Everyone must practice social distancing guidelines.

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty For His Role In Co***ne Conspiracy
06/01/2021
Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty For His Role In Co***ne Conspiracy

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty For His Role In Co***ne Conspiracy

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 28, 2021 Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty For His Role In Co***ne Conspiracy CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. ...

A Sheriff's Office annual post from one of its personnel to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their cou...
05/28/2021

A Sheriff's Office annual post from one of its personnel to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their county, for us...

Memorial Day
Today, in revered remembrance, we thank those average Americans who stepped into line to fulfill the dreams of our fathers, protect the freedoms of our children, and served our country. They are our brothers and sister, our parents, our neighbors, and our classmates. They volunteered their lives for us, and many of those average Americans were lucky enough the shoulder their weapon one last time and returned to their lives. But some lay in eternal rest in lands far from America never to return and live in the freedom they preserved, for this is why today we unite as a family, a community, and a nation to recognize their ultimate sacrifice so we may live free. Today is a solemn day. Rest easy heroes.

A Sheriff's Office annual post from one of its personnel to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their county, for us...

Memorial Day
Today, in revered remembrance, we thank those average Americans who stepped into line to fulfill the dreams of our fathers, protect the freedoms of our children, and served our country. They are our brothers and sister, our parents, our neighbors, and our classmates. They volunteered their lives for us, and many of those average Americans were lucky enough the shoulder their weapon one last time and returned to their lives. But some lay in eternal rest in lands far from America never to return and live in the freedom they preserved, for this is why today we unite as a family, a community, and a nation to recognize their ultimate sacrifice so we may live free. Today is a solemn day. Rest easy heroes.

05/27/2021

NARCO INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN ARRESTS OF 2 DEALERS
Over a Kilo of Coke, 3 Loaded Guns, and Cash Seized

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces the arrests of 27-year-old Luis Bonilla of Depew and 23-year-old Onyx Jones of Buffalo on drug-related charges following a week-long investigation.

On May 25, Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Intelligence Unit Deputies and Buffalo Police Department’s Narcotics and Intel members arrested Bonilla in a parking lot at 2634 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. When Sheriff’s Deputies approached Bonilla’s vehicle, they observed what appeared to be a drug transaction. Bonilla’s flee attempt was halted, and he was taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle discovered loaded 9mm and 5.7mm handguns as well as over 20-ounces of co***ne and U.S currency.

Later that day, Deputies traveled to Bonilla’s residence on Claudette Court in the Village of Depew to execute a search warrant signed by Judge Kenneth Case. Upon arrival, Deputies observed individuals removing a suitcase and a box from Bonilla’s residence and placing the containers into a vehicle.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop on George Urban Boulevard and impounded the vehicle after a Sheriff’s narcotics detection K9 alerted on the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded pending further investigation.

While searching Bonilla’s residence, law enforcement officers discovered another loaded 5.7 mm handgun, various drug paraphernalia, and more U.S. currency.

On May 26, Sheriff’s personnel executed an additional search warrant on the impounded vehicle. Deputies recovered an additional kilo of co***ne, a co***ne press, a scale, and ammunition. After the vehicle’s search, Onyx Jones was arrested.

Luis Bonilla’s charges:
 A felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance;
 A felony count of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell;
 Two felony counts of criminal possession of a loaded firearm;
 A felony count of criminal possession of a weapon;
 A misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance;
 Two misdemeanor counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Onyx Jones’ charges:
 A felony count of criminal possession of narcotics;
 A felony count of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell;
 Two misdemeanor counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Both defendants were remanded to the Erie County Holding Center.

Bonilla was arraigned in Buffalo City Court and released on May 26 on $50,000.00 bail. Later, he was arraigned in Village of Depew Court and was released.

Jones has a future arraignment date in Village of Depew Court and remains in custody at the Erie County Holding Center.

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into this narcotics operations and anticipates additional arrests.

This week's #WarrantWednesday featured subject make his second appearance on the list - David Roberts. Law enforcement h...
05/26/2021

This week's #WarrantWednesday featured subject make his second appearance on the list - David Roberts. Law enforcement has been looking for him for nearly a year.

This week's #WarrantWednesday featured subject make his second appearance on the list - David Roberts. Law enforcement has been looking for him for nearly a year.

Here are this week's hump day #WarrantWednesday subjects - be on the lookout and call
05/26/2021

Here are this week's hump day #WarrantWednesday subjects - be on the lookout and call

DETECTIVES ASK THE PUBLIC TO HELP ID EQUIPMENT THIEFSuspect used ATV to Steal Log SplitterBuffalo, NY – Erie County Sher...
05/26/2021

DETECTIVES ASK THE PUBLIC TO HELP ID EQUIPMENT THIEF
Suspect used ATV to Steal Log Splitter

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard and the Investigative Services Bureau seek the public’s help to identify an individual who stole a log splitter from the equipment supply store.

In the early morning of May 18, an unidentified white male cut a security and alarm cable attached to a log splitter in the lot of Tractor Supply on South Cascade Road in Springville. Tractor Supply surveillance video shows the white male approaching the store on an ATV from the south. The suspect connects the equipment to the vehicle then uses bolt cutters to sever the security cable. The subject left the lot heading westward before he leaves the camera’s view.

The log splitter is a black, 30-ton Countyline.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 716.858.2903 and refer to CL# 21-035004.

NOTE – there are three attached photos from the store’s surveillance system and have been enhanced to improve quality but lack the resolution for additional details. The photo of the equipment is from the manufacturer’s website and is not the actual splitter.

DWI Alcohol – Bullis Rd., Elma – Following a traffic complaint and subsequent traffic stop, Olivia M. Frank of Chesterfi...
05/25/2021

DWI Alcohol – Bullis Rd., Elma – Following a traffic complaint and subsequent traffic stop, Olivia M. Frank of Chesterfield, MI was found to be intoxicated.
Ms. Frank submitted to a chemical test, resulting in a BAC nearly 3-times the legal limit.
Ms. Frank was charged with Aggravated DWI, DWI, drinking in a vehicle on a roadway, and multiple VTLs. VTL 1192-3, 1192-2aa, 1120a, 1172a, and 1163b. Ms. Frank was released on UTT’s.

DWI Alcohol – Bullis Rd., Elma – Following a traffic complaint and subsequent traffic stop, Olivia M. Frank of Chesterfield, MI was found to be intoxicated.
Ms. Frank submitted to a chemical test, resulting in a BAC nearly 3-times the legal limit.
Ms. Frank was charged with Aggravated DWI, DWI, drinking in a vehicle on a roadway, and multiple VTLs. VTL 1192-3, 1192-2aa, 1120a, 1172a, and 1163b. Ms. Frank was released on UTT’s.

Grand Island Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Bank Robbery
05/24/2021
Grand Island Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Bank Robbery

Grand Island Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Bank Robbery

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 20, 2021 Grand Island Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Bank Robbery CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. an...

What did you do on your day off?K9s Ares and Viva did some subject location and apprehension work.We train in other appr...
05/24/2021

What did you do on your day off?
K9s Ares and Viva did some subject location and apprehension work.
We train in other apprehension methods first - all effective

No Seat Belt. No Excuses.#ClickItOrTicket Seat belts save lives:  15,000 lives saved by seat belt use in 2017
05/24/2021

No Seat Belt. No Excuses.
#ClickItOrTicket
Seat belts save lives: 15,000 lives saved by seat belt use in 2017

No Seat Belt. No Excuses.
#ClickItOrTicket
Seat belts save lives: 15,000 lives saved by seat belt use in 2017

Photos from Dunn Tire's post
05/21/2021

Photos from Dunn Tire's post

Photos from Dunn Tire's post
05/21/2021

Photos from Dunn Tire's post

Reminder about Dunn Tire & our car seat check tomorrow
05/21/2021

Reminder about Dunn Tire & our car seat check tomorrow

Reminder about Dunn Tire & our car seat check tomorrow

It is #WarrantWednesday (ehm - Thursday)and Tiana Swindle is this week's featured subject.
05/20/2021

It is #WarrantWednesday (ehm - Thursday)
and Tiana Swindle is this week's featured subject.

05/19/2021

ECSO ADDS 2 MORE DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERTS TO ITS RANKS
DREs Evaluate Drivers for Drug Impairment

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office has two newly certified Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) active within the Patrol Division. The Deputies recently completed the DRE course hosted and certified by the state. They are working in the Sheriff’s Office patrol districts assisting with DWI-Drug investigations.

The DRE School is a 3-week, intensive training program to recognize the signs of impairment and the drug classification. DREs use observation skills and physical indicators to determine impairment and the category of drug impairing the subject.

The DRE School is sponsored by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and supervised by New York State’s DRE Coordinator Renee Borden. Candidates complete a 2-week classroom session locally followed by a week-long practical session in Jacksonville, Florida. There, the candidates perform multiple DRE examinations on volunteers who use drugs within the various categories.

The Sheriff’s Office has four certified DREs on patrol and has been assisting local agencies with impaired driving for a few years.

The Sheriff’s Office also has a Deputy who is a certified DRE instructor for the program and acts as the Region 7 Coordinator for New York. This Deputy supervises and assists with recertifying all DRE’s within the region and sits on NYS Technical Advisory Panel for the DRE program.

05/18/2021

Monday Night...

CORRECTIONAL FACILITY INCIDENT ENDS WITH INMATES LOCKING INTO UNITS

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports that a group of inmates in a housing area at the Erie County Correctional Facility who refused to lock into their housing cells have complied with staff orders.

Following the evening meal, approximately thirty-eight inmates refused to comply with required lock-in orders. Deputies and Corrections Officers responded to the housing unit, but inmates had barricaded entry doors.

Throughout the evening, Erie County Correctional Facility Staff ordered the inmates to lock into their housing units.

At approximately 9:50 p.m., the inmates complied with the orders and locked into their units.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. The inmates face administrative disciplinary charges as well as criminal charges.

Timeline:
• 5:00 p.m. – evening meal;
• 5:30 p.m. – mandatory lock-in;
• 6:00 p.m. – the facility’s Quick Entry Team was assembled;
• 6:20 p.m. – Chief of Operations ordered the inmates to lock in;
• 9:40 p.m. – inmates began complying with the lock-in order;
• 9:50 p.m. – all inmates complied and locked into their housing cells without the use of force.

Additional Information:
• 42 inmates in the housing area;
• The Sheriff, Undersheriff, Jail Management Superintendent and additional command staff members responded to the scene;
• Additional medical staff was called to the correctional facility to evaluate the inmates;
• No officers or inmates were injured;
• The housing unit sustained property damage;
• Sheriff’s Bureau of Investigations is leading the investigation into the incident;
• The New York COC received a preliminary notification.

05/17/2021

DRIVER WITH 29 SUSPENSIONS AND 2 WARRANTS ARRESTED FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports 41-year-old Anthony Cicatello of the City of Tonawanda was arrested following a traffic stop on May 15 in Grand Island.

The Deputies investigation discovered Cicatello had twenty-nine active suspensions on his driver’s license as well as two outstanding warrants from the Town of West Seneca; one for felony assault and the other for misdemeanor criminal possession of stolen property.

Cicatello is charged with a misdemeanor count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and he is in custody at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.

Wow! Since May 1, Sheriff's Office has received 37 fraud complains including:unemploymentinsurance policies& bank accoun...
05/14/2021

Wow! Since May 1, Sheriff's Office has received 37 fraud complains including:
unemployment
insurance policies
&
bank accounts
Stay vigilant with your money and your ID

Wow! Since May 1, Sheriff's Office has received 37 fraud complains including:
unemployment
insurance policies
&
bank accounts
Stay vigilant with your money and your ID

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CONGRATULATIONS to Deputy Walczak in receiving a Congressional Commendation for saving an elderly man from a burning building!
Can you please tell me what helicopter is flying over South end of grand island all day long for weeks now. Are they training...night shifter ... No sleep for days with it flying 😂❤
So my brother is in line at 5 am at Hortons on Walden in Lancaster, he pulls up to the window to pay for his 2 large coffees, only to find out the Sherriffs deputy in front of him paid for it... what a kind gesture ... thank you Erie county Sherriffs deputy who did this... very nice of you...
Sheriff Howard, why was my post removed that mentioned the duties of the Sheriff to uphold the Constitutional rights of the citizens in their jurisdiction?
I want to encourage our Sheriff Deputies to read the link below with regards to the role of the local Sheriff. Not only do your duties include enforcement of the law, but you must also uphold the Constitutional rights of the community against a tyrannical government. Many Sheriff Deputy's across the U.S. are refusing to enforce the oppressive mandates to shut down private businesses because they violate the Constitutional rights of the citizens. The citizens of your community have not had their elected state representatives vote to implement this mandate. Please uphold the Constitution. Stand with the citizens and defend their liberties against the tyrannical Governor Cuomo. A Sheriff's Role in the US Constitution
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=AI_pkvlp2q4 This sheriff's department and county office should be ashamed of themselves they believe they can overstep the Constitution from what king Cuomo tells them both of these sheriffs should be forced to resign absolutely disgusting you say you serve and protect
Really?
If people want to support our hometown team in open parking lots how about we leave them alone go find real criminals and stop infringing on our rights