Erie County Sheriff's Office

Erie County Sheriff's Office The Erie County Sheriff's Office was established on February 4. 1821 and has continuously served the citizens of Erie County for 192 years. **DISCLAIMER** If you have an emergency or need to report a crime, please DO NOT use our page.

It is monitored periodically Monday through Friday during regular business hours. For emergencies call 911.

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Here is a pic of Air-1 preparing to rescue 2 individuals from the roof of grain silos the other night. Tricky night flyi...
09/17/2021

Here is a pic of Air-1 preparing to rescue 2 individuals from the roof of grain silos the other night. Tricky night flying indeed. Thanks photographer - whoever you are.

Here is a pic of Air-1 preparing to rescue 2 individuals from the roof of grain silos the other night. Tricky night flying indeed. Thanks photographer - whoever you are.

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK IS SEPTEMBER 19-25Make Sure Your Child is in the Right SeatBuffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff...
09/17/2021

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK IS SEPTEMBER 19-25
Make Sure Your Child is in the Right Seat

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced today that his office is hosting a series of free car seat checks during Child Passenger Safety Week. This week is dedicated to educating parents, grandparents, and guardians about the importance of correctly choosing, installing, and using a car seat, booster seat, and seat belts.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children, and the latest research from NHTSA shows that nearly half (46%) of car seats are misused. However, using age- and size-appropriate car seats and installing the seat correctly are the best ways to reduce these deaths.

NHTSA recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible, up to the top height and weight allowed by the particular seats. It’s the best way to keep them safe. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, he or she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether. After outgrowing the forward-facing car seat, a child should be placed in a booster seat until tall enough to properly fit in a seat belt.

Booster seats are an essential step between car seats and seat belts. These transitional seats position the seat belt so that it fits properly over the stronger parts of your child’s body. Don’t feel pressured to put your child in a seat belt too soon. If your child is ready to use a seat belt, ensure the seat belt fits correctly. Bottom line: The safest place for all kids under 13 is in the back seat.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to take an hour or so out of this safety week to double and triple check your child’s car seat or booster seat, and ensure that it’s the correct seat for your child’s age and size and that it’s installed correctly. If parents are not sure about the seat’s installation or using the correct seat, certified technicians from the agency will be available throughout the week at different substations throughout Erie County.

All car seat checks will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates and locations.

• September 20 – Clarence Town Hall, 5 Town Place, Clarence
• September 21 – Alden Town Hall, 3311 Wende Rd., Alden
• September 22 – Elma Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road, Elma
• September 23 – Town of Colden, 8812 Rte. 240, Colden
• September 24 – North Collins Town Hall, 10571 Main St., North Collins
• September 25 – Village of Springville, 65 Franklin St.

The Sheriff’s Office also encourages parents, grandparents, and caregivers to visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats for free online resources about passenger safety, car seat types, and recommendations.

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK IS SEPTEMBER 19-25
Make Sure Your Child is in the Right Seat

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced today that his office is hosting a series of free car seat checks during Child Passenger Safety Week. This week is dedicated to educating parents, grandparents, and guardians about the importance of correctly choosing, installing, and using a car seat, booster seat, and seat belts.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children, and the latest research from NHTSA shows that nearly half (46%) of car seats are misused. However, using age- and size-appropriate car seats and installing the seat correctly are the best ways to reduce these deaths.

NHTSA recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible, up to the top height and weight allowed by the particular seats. It’s the best way to keep them safe. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, he or she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether. After outgrowing the forward-facing car seat, a child should be placed in a booster seat until tall enough to properly fit in a seat belt.

Booster seats are an essential step between car seats and seat belts. These transitional seats position the seat belt so that it fits properly over the stronger parts of your child’s body. Don’t feel pressured to put your child in a seat belt too soon. If your child is ready to use a seat belt, ensure the seat belt fits correctly. Bottom line: The safest place for all kids under 13 is in the back seat.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to take an hour or so out of this safety week to double and triple check your child’s car seat or booster seat, and ensure that it’s the correct seat for your child’s age and size and that it’s installed correctly. If parents are not sure about the seat’s installation or using the correct seat, certified technicians from the agency will be available throughout the week at different substations throughout Erie County.

All car seat checks will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates and locations.

• September 20 – Clarence Town Hall, 5 Town Place, Clarence
• September 21 – Alden Town Hall, 3311 Wende Rd., Alden
• September 22 – Elma Town Hall, 1600 Bowen Road, Elma
• September 23 – Town of Colden, 8812 Rte. 240, Colden
• September 24 – North Collins Town Hall, 10571 Main St., North Collins
• September 25 – Village of Springville, 65 Franklin St.

The Sheriff’s Office also encourages parents, grandparents, and caregivers to visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats for free online resources about passenger safety, car seat types, and recommendations.

The Sheriff's Office is participating in AAA Western and Central New York Trips, Trucks, and Trunks event September 18, ...
09/16/2021

The Sheriff's Office is participating in AAA Western and Central New York Trips, Trucks, and Trunks event September 18, 11a-3p at AAA's headquarters at 100 International Dr.

Car seat technicians from the ECSO will check car seat installations and provide advice to parents, guardians, and grandparents.

Kids can also "touch a truck" as we are sending our Bearcat vehicle to the event.

The Sheriff's Office is participating in AAA Western and Central New York Trips, Trucks, and Trunks event September 18, 11a-3p at AAA's headquarters at 100 International Dr.

Car seat technicians from the ECSO will check car seat installations and provide advice to parents, guardians, and grandparents.

Kids can also "touch a truck" as we are sending our Bearcat vehicle to the event.

Here are some photos from our Reserve Mounted Unit at the Tunnel to Towers ceremony Bellevue Fire Dept in Cheektowaga.Re...
09/15/2021

Here are some photos from our Reserve Mounted Unit at the Tunnel to Towers ceremony Bellevue Fire Dept in Cheektowaga.
Reserve Deputies Schifano and Sciolino were present.

DWI Alcohol –  Grand Island – Carlos Perezflores of Amherst was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated following the inv...
09/13/2021

DWI Alcohol – Grand Island – Carlos Perezflores of Amherst was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated following the investigation of a vehicle driving in the backyards of a Grand Island neighborhood. The Offender submitted to the breath test, resulting in a BAC 2x the legal limit. Offender was released on an Appearance Ticket.

DWI Alcohol – Grand Island – Carlos Perezflores of Amherst was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated following the investigation of a vehicle driving in the backyards of a Grand Island neighborhood. The Offender submitted to the breath test, resulting in a BAC 2x the legal limit. Offender was released on an Appearance Ticket.

Driver AlertBig Tree/20a will be closed to westbound traffic between 219 & Abbott. All stadium traffic will be 2-lanes h...
09/12/2021

Driver Alert
Big Tree/20a will be closed to westbound traffic between 219 & Abbott. All stadium traffic will be 2-lanes heading eastbound

Driver Alert
Big Tree/20a will be closed to westbound traffic between 219 & Abbott. All stadium traffic will be 2-lanes heading eastbound

A section of Abbott in front of the stadium is now closed to thru traffic •Lots 2 & 3 accessible from 20a•Lots 4 & 6 acc...
09/12/2021

A section of Abbott in front of the stadium is now closed to thru traffic
•Lots 2 & 3 accessible from 20a
•Lots 4 & 6 accessible from R20
+ private lots

A section of Abbott in front of the stadium is now closed to thru traffic
•Lots 2 & 3 accessible from 20a
•Lots 4 & 6 accessible from R20
+ private lots

Remember, always.
09/11/2021

Remember, always.

Remember, always.

Always remember - the crash of Flight 9320-year anniversary
09/11/2021

Always remember - the crash of Flight 93
20-year anniversary

Always remember - the crash of Flight 93
20-year anniversary

Always remember - Attack on the Pentagon20-year anniversary
09/11/2021

Always remember - Attack on the Pentagon
20-year anniversary

Always remember - Attack on the Pentagon
20-year anniversary

Always remember - South Tower Attack 20-year anniversary
09/11/2021

Always remember - South Tower Attack
20-year anniversary

Always remember - South Tower Attack
20-year anniversary

Always remember - 8:46 North Tower Attack
09/11/2021

Always remember - 8:46 North Tower Attack

Always remember - 8:46 North Tower Attack

SEASON OPENER ROAD CLOSURE AND TRAFFIC PATTERN ANNOUNCEDAbbott Road to Close, Big Tree Road will be Eastbound Only after...
09/10/2021

SEASON OPENER ROAD CLOSURE AND TRAFFIC PATTERN ANNOUNCED
Abbott Road to Close, Big Tree Road will be Eastbound Only after Game

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces traffic patterns and other information for the Sunday, September 12, Buffalo Bills’ game.

Abbott Road
• The section of Abbott Road in front of the stadium closes to north and southbound traffic at 8:00 a.m.;
• The road will remain closed until after the game;
• Lots 2 and 3 are accessible from Rte. 20a;
• Lots 4 and 6 are accessible from Rte. 20.

Route 20a (Big Tree Road)
• After the game, Rte. 20a will be two-lane, one-way traffic headed eastbound.

Stadium Lots
• All Stadium lots open at 9 a.m., and drivers are asked not to park on the shoulder of the roadways for pedestrian safety.

The Sheriff’s Office advises drivers to avoid the area and find alternate routes if they are not attending the game.

Those who are unfamiliar with the stadium parking lots or traffic patterns are encouraged to plan their trip.

U.S. Attorney Kennedy Announces Results Of VIPER Initiative
09/10/2021
U.S. Attorney Kennedy Announces Results Of VIPER Initiative

U.S. Attorney Kennedy Announces Results Of VIPER Initiative

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 9, 2021 U.S. Attorney Kennedy Announces Results Of VIPER Initiative Homicides in Buffalo down over 50% following implementation of VIPER CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 ...

Another #WarrantWednesday (um Thursday)Jeremiah Jacobs is the featured subject of the week.
09/09/2021

Another #WarrantWednesday (um Thursday)
Jeremiah Jacobs is the featured subject of the week.

SPRINGVILLE CAR SEAT CHECK THIS SATURDAYBuffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office is host...
09/08/2021

SPRINGVILLE CAR SEAT CHECK THIS SATURDAY

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office is hosting a free car seat safety check in the Springville Volunteer Fire Company parking lot on September 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Parents and guardians are urged to practice COVID-19 protocols. There will be limited 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: September 11, 9a-1p
WHERE: Springville Fire Company
405 West Main St
Springville, NY

SPRINGVILLE CAR SEAT CHECK THIS SATURDAY

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office is hosting a free car seat safety check in the Springville Volunteer Fire Company parking lot on September 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Parents and guardians are urged to practice COVID-19 protocols. There will be limited 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: September 11, 9a-1p
WHERE: Springville Fire Company
405 West Main St
Springville, NY

We said it before & we'll say it againHey drivers, remember these?Good. Now remember to stop when the lights are flashin...
09/08/2021

We said it before & we'll say it again
Hey drivers, remember these?
Good. Now remember to stop when the lights are flashing. No Excuses!

We said it before & we'll say it again
Hey drivers, remember these?
Good. Now remember to stop when the lights are flashing. No Excuses!

ECSO SEEKS INFO ABOUT STOLEN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENTBuffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is seeking inform...
08/31/2021

ECSO SEEKS INFO ABOUT STOLEN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is seeking information about a stolen 2016 Kubota R-630 frontend loader from a Dollar General store construction site on Olean Road in South Wales.

The incident occurred on August 21. The agency received information that the equipment was possibly observed driving on Underhill and Mills roads in West Falls, Aurora, Colden, and South Wales around 5:00 p.m.

Anyone with information about the incident or the location of the equipment is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 716858.2903 and refer to CL# 21-061152

ECSO SEEKS INFO ABOUT STOLEN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is seeking information about a stolen 2016 Kubota R-630 frontend loader from a Dollar General store construction site on Olean Road in South Wales.

The incident occurred on August 21. The agency received information that the equipment was possibly observed driving on Underhill and Mills roads in West Falls, Aurora, Colden, and South Wales around 5:00 p.m.

Anyone with information about the incident or the location of the equipment is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 716858.2903 and refer to CL# 21-061152

TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR BILLS’ PRACTICEAbbott Road, Big Tree Road to Remain Open in Both DirectionsBuffalo, NY – Erie County...
08/31/2021

TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR BILLS’ PRACTICE
Abbott Road, Big Tree Road to Remain Open in Both Directions

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces traffic patterns and other information for the Wednesday, September 1, Buffalo Bills’ open practice.

Drivers should expect delays around the stadium from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Those not attending the practice are encouraged to avoid the area and find alternate routes.

Abbott Road
• The section of Abbott Road in front of the stadium will not close, but drivers should expect intermittent traffic control for pedestrian crossing.

Route 20a (Big Tree Road)
• Rte 20a will not be closed to westbound traffic after the practice. However, drivers should expect delays and intermittent traffic control.

TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR BILLS’ PRACTICE
Abbott Road, Big Tree Road to Remain Open in Both Directions

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces traffic patterns and other information for the Wednesday, September 1, Buffalo Bills’ open practice.

Drivers should expect delays around the stadium from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Those not attending the practice are encouraged to avoid the area and find alternate routes.

Abbott Road
• The section of Abbott Road in front of the stadium will not close, but drivers should expect intermittent traffic control for pedestrian crossing.

Route 20a (Big Tree Road)
• Rte 20a will not be closed to westbound traffic after the practice. However, drivers should expect delays and intermittent traffic control.

SEPARATE STOPS RESULT IN DRUG AND WARRANT ARRESTSBuffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest ...
08/27/2021

SEPARATE STOPS RESULT IN DRUG AND WARRANT ARRESTS

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of five individuals following three separate traffic stops.

August 26, 6:49 p.m., Village of Springville – Following a traffic stop and investigation on Waverly Street in Springville, Deputies arrested and charged three individuals with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance after a quantity of m**hamphetamine was found in their possession.

Charged are 24-year-old Brandon Bain of Otto, 43-year-old Margaret Barber of Delevan, and 26-year-old Evan Black of Collins.

Deputies discovered Black had an outstanding warrant from the Village of Arcade and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. He was turned over to Cattaraugus County Deputies. The other defendants were released on appearance tickets.

August 26, 10:56 p.m., Village of Springville – Deputies identified an individual with outstanding warrants at a convenience store. When the Deputy initiated a traffic stop on the northbound section of Route 219, the driver was observed throwing items out of the vehicle’s window.

Patrol recovered a bag of co***ne, a bag of crystal m**hamphetamine, and a glass pipe with m**h residue. A search of the vehicle recovered a scale with narcotic residue, another pipe with residue, and a quantity of Suboxone strips.

Deputies arrested and charged 38-year-old Jacob Lester of Angola with felony counts of criminal possession of co***ne and tampering with physical evidence. Lester is also charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Lester also had two active arrest warrants out of the Town of Hamburg; Hamburg Police were notified of the arrest and his location.

The defendant is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.

August 27, 12:58 a.m., Town of Brant – Deputies stopped a vehicle along Versailles Plank Road after observing vehicle and traffic violations. During the investigation, Deputies discovered a crack pipe in the passenger’s possession.

The passenger, 26-year-old Kayla Swantek of Brant, was placed into custody. Deputies also discovered a bag of he**in secreted in her apparel.

Swantek is charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a narcotic and concealing physical evidence. She is also charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The defendant is held at the holding center pending her arraignment.

SEPARATE STOPS RESULT IN DRUG AND WARRANT ARRESTS

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of five individuals following three separate traffic stops.

August 26, 6:49 p.m., Village of Springville – Following a traffic stop and investigation on Waverly Street in Springville, Deputies arrested and charged three individuals with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance after a quantity of m**hamphetamine was found in their possession.

Charged are 24-year-old Brandon Bain of Otto, 43-year-old Margaret Barber of Delevan, and 26-year-old Evan Black of Collins.

Deputies discovered Black had an outstanding warrant from the Village of Arcade and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. He was turned over to Cattaraugus County Deputies. The other defendants were released on appearance tickets.

August 26, 10:56 p.m., Village of Springville – Deputies identified an individual with outstanding warrants at a convenience store. When the Deputy initiated a traffic stop on the northbound section of Route 219, the driver was observed throwing items out of the vehicle’s window.

Patrol recovered a bag of co***ne, a bag of crystal m**hamphetamine, and a glass pipe with m**h residue. A search of the vehicle recovered a scale with narcotic residue, another pipe with residue, and a quantity of Suboxone strips.

Deputies arrested and charged 38-year-old Jacob Lester of Angola with felony counts of criminal possession of co***ne and tampering with physical evidence. Lester is also charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Lester also had two active arrest warrants out of the Town of Hamburg; Hamburg Police were notified of the arrest and his location.

The defendant is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.

August 27, 12:58 a.m., Town of Brant – Deputies stopped a vehicle along Versailles Plank Road after observing vehicle and traffic violations. During the investigation, Deputies discovered a crack pipe in the passenger’s possession.

The passenger, 26-year-old Kayla Swantek of Brant, was placed into custody. Deputies also discovered a bag of he**in secreted in her apparel.

Swantek is charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a narcotic and concealing physical evidence. She is also charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The defendant is held at the holding center pending her arraignment.

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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