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The Erie County Sheriff's Office was established on February 4. 1821 and has continuously served the citizens of Erie County for 192 years.
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Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry Chestnut Ridge – 3 hikers became lost on the Eternal Flame trail around 9:40 p.m yesterday. The Lackawanna residents were located 30 minutes later by Deputies and K9 Viva. They were returned safely to the parking lot.
Here is a joint Fireworks PSA from the Erie County Sheriff's Office and Erie County Emergency Services
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WEEKEND ARREST WRAP UP
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the following arrests following investigations.
June 26, 9:40 p.m., Town of Concord – a Deputy initiated a traffic stop for an unregistered vehicle along the southbound section of Route 219. The Deputy discovered the operator’s license is suspended, and he is on parole. 39-year-old Samuel McKenney of Olean was detained.
A subsequent search of the subject discovered approximately 28 grams of cocaine. McKenney was arrested and charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and concealing/destroying evidence. The defendant is also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
McKenney is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.
June 28, 9:28 a.m., Town of Grand Island – Deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident at Fix and East River roads. Grand Island Fire Company personnel were evaluating the parties, and while speaking with 27-year-old Krysta Kinmartin of Grand Island, Deputies observed signs of impairment.
Kinmartin failed multiple standard field sobriety tests, and a preliminary breath test indicated BAC of twice the legal limit.
She was arrested and charged with DWI, operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08% or higher, ad failing to stop at a stop sign. The defendant was processed and released with appearance tickets.
June 28, 9:52 p.m., Town of Collins – Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint in the area of South Quaker and West Becker streets where a driver was sounding the horn and yelling for help.
Katlyn Pedziwiatr, 23 of Concord, stated to the Deputies that she was driving home and became lost. She also admitted to drinking alcohol at a beach bar.
Pedziwiatr failed multiple standard field sobriety tests, and a chemical breath test indicated a BAC twice the legal limit. She was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI - .18 BAC or higher, DWI, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 or higher, operating an unregistered vehicle, and stopping on a highway. The defendant was processed and released to a sober third party.
June 29, 12:00 a.m., Village of Springville – Following a traffic stop along South Cascade Drive and a search, Deputies arrested the operator and a passenger after discovering a quantity of methamphetamines and crystal meth.
42-year-old Rachel Wilson of North Collins, the operator, was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and a vehicle and traffic law violation.
22-year-old Todd Speck of Eden was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Both were processed and released with appearance tickets.
ECSO received a complaint about an unemployment benefits fraud scheme.
The letter was titled "Unemployment Insurance Monetary Benefit Determination"
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Warrant Wednesday is back!
In case you are out of practice, please contact the number on the notice if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of these individuals.
The featured subject is Lawerance Jones
SEEKING INFO FOR LARCENY AT CLARENCE CONVENIENCE STORE
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is seeking the public’s help identifying two individuals associated with a larceny on June 19 at approximately 4:30 a.m.
Deputies responded to the Sunoco store at 8000 Main Street in the Town of Clarence for a report of a larceny. Store employees state a white female approximately 5’1”, 160 pounds, and in her 30’s entered the store with a black male approximately 6’ and around 180 pounds in his 30’s. The male exited the store with two cases of beer without paying for the merchandise, and it is believed he damaged several other items within the alcohol beverage cooler. The couple left together in a U-Haul truck.
Sheriff’s Detectives are requesting if anyone has information about the incident or can identify the individuals to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 716.858.2903 and refer to CL# 20-037341
Speak Truth - A message that needs to be heard
Please like and share this video and please read the message below: My name is Ilan Srulovicz. the CEO of Egard. At a time when we should be humanizing each ...
K-9 Clipper ADC
Sometimes it's OK to get caught up in the weeds. Happy Friday! 🌤🐾🌾
The Southtowns Scanner
We put a smile on a ton of people's faces today! We dropped off Paula's Donuts at Town of Evans Police Department, Brant Police Department and Town Hall, Seneca EMS, Village of Gowanda Police Department, Erie County Sheriff's Office of North Collins, and Town of Eden Police! We also bought a pizza from Capozzi's Pizzeria in Gowanda for the for the crews on duty at Gowanda Ambulance Service Corp. Thank you to the many donations from you all allowing us to support our local heroes!
BLASDELL MALE CHARGED WITH FELONY DRUG CHARGES IN COUNTY PARK
Individual also Charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies arrested 19-year old Ryan Hess of Blasdell following and after-hours premise check at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park.
At approximately 10:12 p.m. on June 20, a Deputy conducted a premise check at the county park. The Deputy observed a vehicle in the main parking lot and spoke with the individual in the driver’s seat. The Deputy detected the strong odor of marijuana and saw a green leafy substance in the cabin of the vehicle.
Deputies searched the vehicle and discovered a bag containing “molly” (a.k.a. MDMA or ecstasy) as well as drug paraphernalia. They also discovered three bottles of alcohol and concentrated cannabis.
Three minors were in the vehicle with the operator, and they were turned over to their parents.
Deputies arrested and charged Ryan Hess with a felony count of criminal possession of a hallucinogenic substance, a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and a violation for unlawful possession of marijuana.
The defendant was processed and released with appearance tickets for Orchard Park court.
This is a really awesome way to start a shift. Residents of #Clarence left our Deputies some thank you notes at our Clarence Substation.
Thanks for the smile - you all are great!
In recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Month, Executive Deputy Commissioner Mike Green recorded a message.This is the first in a series of messages DCJS will be sharing with the public during Gun Violence Awareness Month.
As head of the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, Mike Green draws upon his experience as a homicide prosecutor to inform the agency's evidence-bas...
Lost Persons Sunday 10:55p Zoar Valley, call received about 5 adults stranded on a sand bar. Patrol able to drive vehicles down to floor of gorge & establish audible link up w/ the group. They were guided towards Deputies & transported out of the valley to safety.
Sunday 5:33 pm; First Aid – 10000 Larkin Road, North Collins (Franklin Gulf County Park) – 41 y/o female was reported to have difficulty breathing while hiking on the Orange Trail of the park.
However, her exact location was unknown at the time of dispatch. With the assistance of a neighboring resident to the park, Patrol was able to locate and evacuate the individual from the trail and was evaluated by EMS. Report by Deputy Hoffman, assisted by Deputy Carriero.
Additional assistance from Eden Police, Hamburg STAR Team & EC Parks Rangers.
CRASH UNIT INVESTIGATING A FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH
Operator of the Motorcycle and Passenger Pronounced Deceased at the Scene
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies responded to a vehicle versus motorcycle crash along Route 438 on the Seneca Nation of Indians Territory on June 18, at approximately 1:40 p.m.
The operator of the motorcycle and the passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Sheriff’s Crash Investigation Unit is looking into the cause of the incident, and no additional information will be released at this time.
Concord – Patrols responded to an area along Cattaraugus Creek for a report of two lost hikers. Deputies, with help from a civilian, were able to locate both females on the Cattaraugus County side. Both subjects were unhurt.
Buffalo Man And Woman Indicted On Multiple Drug And Gun Charges
Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Buffalo Man And Woman Indicted On Multiple Drug And Gun Charges CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy J...
THREE ARRESTED FOLLOWING FIRE INVESTIGATION IN GOWANDA
3 Teens Charged with Arson – 4th
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies arrested two 17-year-olds and 19-year-old Zachary Balbuzoski of Collins today following an investigation into a fire at 60 Park Street in the Village of Gowanda.
On June 15, the Sheriff’s Fire investigation Unit, including accelerant detection K9 Clipper, was requested to investigate a fire at the Park Street structure. The investigation team determined the incident was arson and, with the assistance of Gowanda Police, arrested the teens on June 16.
All three defendants are charged with a felony count of arson-4th. The 17-year-olds were referred to Family Court while Balbuzoski was released with a future court appearance in Collins Town Court.
DWI ARREST AFTER DRIVER NEARLY STRUCK DEPUTY
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of 30-year-old Savannah Ciocco of Niagara Falls for DWI – Drugs on June 13, at approximately 11:09 p.m.
A Deputy was traveling along Main Street in the Town of Newstead when an oncoming vehicle crossed over the center lines and nearly struck the patrol vehicle. After swerving into the grass to avoid a collision, the Deputy initiated a traffic stop.
Ciocco failed multiple standard field sobriety tests, and a drug recognition expert responded to perform an evaluation. The DRE determined the operator was under the influence of drugs, and she was arrested.
The subject is charged with misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle impaired by drugs and DWAI – the influence of drug/alcohol. She was also cited for a vehicle and traffic law violation for an unsafe lane change.
The defendant was processed and released to a sober third party.
Hey Village of Springville residents and visitors - LOCK YOUR CARS!
Deps responded to complaints about credit cards and cash taken from unlocked vehicles.
CRASH UNIT INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH IN GOWANDA
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Crash Investigation Unit is looking into a crash along Route 438 near the Village of Gowanda border.
At approximately 3:59 a.m., Deputies were dispatched to the scene between Buffalo Street and Taylor Hollow Road.
Deputies reported multiple victims and one deceased individual.
Gowanda Police assisted at the crash scene.
The incident remains under investigation, and no additional information will be released at this time.
A young man put a smile on a lot of Sheriff's personnel today with these drawings.
This 6-year-old Michelangelo sent these masterpieces to us this week, and from everyone at the ESCO - THANK YOU, young man.
Be Safe. Be Good.
Please! Please! Please! lock your car doors & remove any valuables. We have more reports of larcenies from cars in the eastern towns.If you have surveillance footage around
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Circle - Alden
W. Blood - Elma
We have an important update to our post about the motorcycle crash:
The Sheriff's Office wants to recognize the great efforts of Buffalo PD Lt. Baker.
Lt Baker was first on scene and provided immediate attention to the victim. Dep. Imhof assisted in removing a belt applied by the Lt and then the Deputy applied a tactical tourniquet.
This demonstrates the great effort and teamwork of the first responder community.
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Attempt to Locate – Chestnut Ridge Park, two individuals were hiking near the eternal flame when it became dark, they became disoriented & unable to find their way out. A lieutenant and three Deputies responded, located the hikers, and returned them to their vehicle.
Erie County Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Deputies responded to multiple complaints from residents along West Blood Road in the Town of Elma yesterday for larceny incidents.
Individuals reported having sunglasses, wallets, credit cards, money, and other items take from their vehicles overnight.
The Sheriff's Office reminds everyone, everywhere, to remove valuables from the vehicle and lock the vehicle's doors.
Thanks to the #Clarence resident for this note:
"This occured on June 6, 2020. I saw the most heartwarming thing! On my way home from doing some rescue things...there was an Erie County sheriff pulled over on the side of County road in Clarence with the lights all flashing. I couldn't see any car pulled over, not sure what was going on. As I got closer, I could see something in the road right in front of his car. It was a fawn, all curled up. I'm not sure if it was injured or just lying there. Thank you officer for protecting this baby!"
(not the actual fawn pictured, just wanted some cuteness for the post)
I’m taking a second to thank sheriff ((deputy Donald￼)) for save my friends life after taken a really bad fall on his motorcycle 🏍 On route 5 yesterday around 3 PM￼ ((Deputy donald)) was off duty traveling on Route 5 towards the city of Buffalo￼ the way friend ￼Javier Luis was Traveling on his motorcycle￼...((deputy Donald)) Noticed the accident￼ His instance kick in with The medical training that he has saved my friends life it’s gonna be a long recovery but at least I have my friend today thank you ((deputy Donald)) ￼Just take a moment to pray for my little bro and his family because they needed the most￼ and I know this killing him mother..knowing her son is in this situation￼ And take a moment to pray for his step father Who was cut off by a car the day before and broke his foot￼
Sheriff Howard was notified today about the heroic actions of a Deputy who rendered life-saving first aid to a crash victim on June 8.
On the way home after their shift, the Deputy came upon a motorcycle crash on Route 5 near Tift Street. The Deputy provided first aid to a Lackawanna resident and operator of the motorcycle.
The Deputy maintained pressure on the victim's femoral artery and applied a tourniquet. Soon after the Deputy's first aid measures, Buffalo PD officers and EMTs arrived to assist and transport the individual to a local hospital.
On behalf of the Sheriff's Office, we wish the patient a full and speedy recovery.
Our very own Mounted Reserve Deputy - Ruby Davis - recognized by a leading equine publication.
Ruby has charged forward and pushed aside the norms to become this agency's first female Mounted Reserve Deputy.
Congratulations Ruby for this great recognition and for your strong dedication to the Erie County Sheriff's Office and our community.
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