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Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended - July 2017

    Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Sheriff's Detectives arrested Michael Church of Buffalo for an armed robbery of a gas station in Grand Island on July 14. Numerous tips were received through the Crime Stoppers tip line which assisted Detectives in developing information for the identity of the suspect and his location. Then, Detectives executed a search warrant at his residence on Military Road in the City of Buffalo, and during the search, Detectives discovered evidence that connected the suspect to the Grand Island armed robbery.
   On July 21, Detectives learned of the suspect's location and arrested Church, 39-years-old at a family member's residence. Church is charged with 1st-degree robbery, a class-B felony, and misdemeanor menacing and petit larceny counts. The defendant is held at the Erie County Holding Center on $50,000.00 cash bail or $100,000.00 bond. Church is a suspect in other armed robberies in the area.



July 8 - July 14, 2017




Sheriff's K9's Find Elderly Individuals - July 2017

Deputy Galbraith and partner Apollo.

    Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces two successful canine tracks conducted Tuesday, July 18th, that located and returned two elderly individuals back to their families.
    The first incident occurred in Grand Island around 3:34 P.M. Tuesday when a Love Road resident went missing from her home. A care provider noticed the 80-year-old female had walked away from the house while he was working in the yard. The care giver started yelling for the individual and walked around the yard but could not locate her. Deputy Waz was the first to arrive at the scene followed by Deputy Galbraith and his canine partner Apollo, as well as other Deputies. A perimeter was established, and the K9 team initiated a track through a wooded area adjacent to the house. Apollo tracked a trail through the woods and located the woman wandering through the woods. She was found in good health and was reunited with her family after a 40-minute search.
    The second incident happened around 10:15 P.M. in the Town of Clarence along Hedgewood Drive. A home care aide called 911 after they had noticed the 79-year-old male resident was not in the house. Shortly after the arrival of Deputies Klemp and Arney, Deputy Lundberg and his partner, Haso, joined the search. Haso's track lasted less than fifteen minutes when the team located the male in a wooded area along Hedgewood. The elderly male was found in good health and Deputies transported him home.
    Deputies Galbraith and Lundberg went through the same police work dog academy together in 2015, and are certified K9 handlers with tracking and other discipline certifications from New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The training and acquisition of the police work dogs were paid for using assets seized during drug raids.




Traffic Stop Leads to DWI Arrest - July 2017

    Town of Grand Island - July 13, 11:02 P.M., Deputy Zamorek stopped Niagara Falls resident Sharese Robertson, 43-years-old, for vehicle and traffic violations on Whitehaven Road. Upon completion of the Deputy's investigation, Robertson is charged with DWI, refusing to take a breath rests and multiple vehicle and traffic violation. She was released to a sober third party with tickets.



July 1 - July 7, 2017




Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests - July 2017

   

Left: Andrew Bilicki, right: Jo-Weon Abrams.

    Town of Grand Island - July 7, 1:06 A.M., - Deputy Bauer stopped a vehicle on Grand Island Boulevard after observing multiple vehicle and traffic violations. The Deputy approached the vehicle and spoke with two adult occupants, and during the conversation, Deputies Phillips and Szkatulski arrived to assist. The Deputies were allowed to search the vehicle and discovered a quantity of Vicodin and Clonazepam (a benzodiazepine) pills, two packets of heroin, and approximately a quarter ounce of cocaine in the vehicle and in an occupant's purse. Arrested and charged following the traffic stop are Jo-Weon Abrams, 36 of Akron, and Andrew Bilicki, 33 of Akron.
    Abrams is charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, two violations for possessing a controlled substance not in the original container, and two vehicle and traffic infractions. Bilicki is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
   The defendants were traveling with a 4-year-old in the vehicle, and the Deputies added a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child to each of them. Deputies notified Child Protective Services, and the child was later turned over to relatives. Abrams and Bilicki are held at the Erie County Holding Center pending their arraignments.



June 24 - June 30, 2017




Jury Duty Phone Scam - July 2017

   Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his office has received calls about a phone scam targeting Erie County residents. In this recent attempt to scam people out of thousands of dollars, an individual claiming to be an Erie County Sheriff's Office Sergeant using the name Robert Stzeczario, badge #40591, contacted residents and stated the person failed to appear for jury duty. The caller threatened to arrest the individual if a fine of $2,500.00 is not paid.
   The Erie County Sheriff's Office is warning Erie County residents to ignore this scam and recommending people just hang up the phone if they receive a similar call. The Sheriff's Office does not contact residents via phone for the purpose of serving warrants or collect fines through a third party pre-paid card service. Sheriff's Office Detectives are investigating two incidents where individuals paid the fines but have been unsuccessful in contacting the perpetrators via the numerous phone numbers being utilized. Detectives believe the calls are being generated from a disposable phone or via the internet and the calls are untraceable. The best advice to residents is to "Just Hang Up."




Dedicated DWI Patrols Added for July 4th - July 2017

    Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces he will add extra patrols on the July 4th holiday for intoxicated and impaired driving eradication. The added roving patrols will concentrate their efforts to arrest impaired and intoxicated drivers as well as be on the lookout for distracted drivers.



June 17 - June 23, 2017



June 10 - June 16, 2017




Traffic Stops Lead to Drug Arrests - June 2017

   

Left: Kerry Donohue, right:Trisia Hammond.

    Town of Grand Island - June 16, 11:28 P.M. - Kerry Donohue, 36 of the City of Tonawanda, was stopped by Deputy Schreiber on South State Parkway for a vehicle and traffic violation. The Deputy's investigation revealed Donohue's driving privileges were revoked for failing to pay the New York State DMV Driver Responsibility Assessment from a previous DWI conviction. When the Deputy searched the vehicle before it was towed, he discovered a glass jar filled with marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as several oxycodone pills prescribed to a different individual.
   Deputy Arney, who assisted, discovered an additional two ounces of marijuana in the vehicle's trunk. Donohue was transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending her arraignment, and when she exited the vehicle, Deputy Schreiber discovered a bag of cocaine concealed in the seat and one on the floor of the patrol vehicle. Donohue was originally charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, and two vehicle and traffic infractions. Following the discovery of the cocaine at the holding center, Donohue is charged felony counts of criminal possession of cocaine and concealing physical evidence.

    Town of Grand Island - June 17, 4:09 A.M. - Deputy Schreiber initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 190 for vehicle and traffic violations. When speaking with the driver, she provided a name which was discovered to be false. Trisia Hammond, 34 of Niagara Falls, was arrested for false personation and was transported to the Grand Island Substation and then to the Erie County Holding Center. During transport, the Deputy observed symptoms of narcotics use, and her condition deteriorated. At the holding center, she was immediately evaluated by medical staff, and the staff determined Hammond needed to be transferred to Erie County Medical Center for treatment.
   While at the hospital, a crack pipe was discovered secreted in Hammond's bra and following treatment, Hammond was released to the custody of the Sheriff's Office. Hammond is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, false personation, and a felony count of concealing evidence. Hammond is held at the holding center on $5,000.00 bail.



June 3 - June 9, 2017




DWI Arrest - June 2017

June 15, 2:28 A.M., Town of Grand Island - Deputies Cannan and Clark responded to call about a vehicle striking a traffic control sign in a traffic circle on Staley Road. The Deputies located the vehicle described by the caller in a nearby restaurant parking lot and interviewed the driver. Their investigation discovered the operator's license was revoked for failing to attend or participate in a New York State Impaired Driver program. The Deputy's also observed signs of intoxication, and when asked to submit to a breath test at the Grand Island Substation, Carlos Taylor refused. The Deputies charged Taylor, 20 of Grand Island, with a felony count of aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor count of DWI, and seven infractions which include refusal to take a breath test. Taylor was released to the custody of a sober third party.




Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests - June 2017

   

Left: Shane Corter, right: Jessica Polakiewicz.

Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Narcotics Unit was called to expand a drug investigation that stemmed from a traffic stop in Grand Island Thursday night.
    Town of Grand Island - Around 7:23 P.M., Deputy Bauer initiated a traffic stop on South State Parkway near Interstate 190 after observing a vehicle and traffic violation. The Deputy identified the four occupants and discovered the vehicle's driver, Shane Corter, was wanted by the Erie County Sheriff's Office from a previous narcotics investigation. Corter and the three passengers exited the vehicle, and Deputy Bauer observed four hypodermic needles full with heroin extending from Walter Weber's pant pocket. The subsequent search of the vehicle discovered an additional needle loaded with heroin and marijuana.
    Corter, 31 of Grand Island, Weber, 44 of Cheektowaga, and Jessica Polakiewicz, 34 of Grand Island were arrested and charged. Information was gathered during the stop, and the Sheriff's Narcotics Unit applied for and received a search warrant from Grand Island Justice Frentzel for Corter and Polakiewicz's dwelling. The Narcotics Unit executed the search warrant at a Grand Island Boulevard residence. During the search, the Narcotics Unit discovered three ounces of cocaine, two pounds of marijuana, a digital scale with cocaine residue, and a stolen .357 handgun; the gun was reported stolen to the New York State Police in Fredonia.
    The Narcotics Unit charged Corter with felony counts of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal possession of a stolen weapon, as well as a misdemeanor count of criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Polakiewicz is charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal possession of a stolen weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance as well as a misdemeanor count of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
    Deputy Bauer transported Weber and Polakiewicz to the Erie County Holding Center, and after the defendants had exited the vehicle, he observed twenty amphetamine pills a plastic corner and a plastic container filled with additional cocaine. They were both additionally charged with felony counts of criminal possession of cocaine, criminal possession of a stimulant, and concealing evidence. All three defendants are housed at the holding center pending their arraignment. The fourth vehicle occupant was not charged.



May 27 - June 2, 2017




Leandra's Law DWI Arrest - June 2017

Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies made two separate Aggravated DWI arrests in a twelve hour period starting Thursday afternoon.
    Town of Grand Island - The first arrest occurred Thursday, June 1, on West River Road in the Town of Grand Island. At approximately 1:30 P.M. Detective O'Hara stopped a vehicle after he observed it cross the center line and nearly strike an oncoming vehicle. The Detective detected the strong odor of alcohol and the operator displayed signs of intoxication.
   Deputy T. Was arrived and continued the investigation. Christina Doan, 34 of Tonawanda, failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Grand Island Substation for further testing. A breath test indicated Doan had a BAC level more than four times the legal limit. Doan was arrested and charged with a felony count of Aggravated DWI (BAC .18 or higher), a felony count of Leandra's Law, a misdemeanor count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and two vehicle and traffic violations. Doan's 4-year-old daughter was turned over to a family member, and the defendant was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.



May 20 - May 26, 2017



May 13 - May 19, 2017



May 6 - May 12, 2017




Drug Arrest - May 2017

    May 15, 12:54 A.M., Town of Grand Island - Deputy Schreiber conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 190 near Whitehaven Road for vehicle and traffic violations. When the Deputy approached the vehicle, he detected the strong odor of marijuana and the operator did admit to possessing marijuana and rolling a blunt. The Deputy discovered driver, Javontae Florence - 21 of Buffalo, had an outstanding warrant he was taken into custody. While searching the subject, the Deputy discovered a bag of marijuana and three bags of cocaine kept in his apparel. The defendant is charged with felony possession of cocaine, marijuana possession, and two separate vehicle and traffic violations and is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment in Grand Island Town Court.



April 29 - May 5, 2017



April 22 - April 28, 2017




Two DWI Arrests Tuesday - May 2017

    Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports that Patrol Deputies made two DWI arrests yesterday.
   May 3, 2017 - Deputy Cipollitti conducted a traffic stop for vehicle and traffic violations on East River Road in Grand Island on Tuesday afternoon. During the stop, Deputy Cipollitti determined that the driver was operating while intoxicated. Patrick M. Thompson, 62, of Grand Island, was arrested and taken to the Erie County Holding Center.
    Deputy Coniglio conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation near the intersection of Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Boulevard on Grand Island. The operator, Liza L. Bowman, 22, of Grand Island, was determined to be intoxicated. She was also found to unlawfully possess prescription pills and marijuana. Ms. Bowman was charged with multiple VTL charges including DWI, Criminal Possession of a controlled substance 7th degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.



April 15 - April 21, 2017



April 8 - April 14, 2017



April 1 - April 7, 2017




Busy Weekend for Sheriff Deputies - April 2017

    Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies arrested several subjects after several traffic stop this past weekend.
NARCOTICS
   April 7, 4:40 P.M., Town of Grand Island - a traffic stop was conducted by Deputy Zamorek at Love and South State Parkway roads for running a red light. The Deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana when he approached the vehicle and discovered the operator's license was revoked for failing to comply with court orders for a DWI arrest. Carlos Taylor, 19 of Grand Island, was placed into custody and marijuana and a pipe containing marijuana was discovered during a search. A search of the vehicle found another glass pipe, a glass jar of marijuana and a quantity of concentrated cannabis. Taylor is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and a vehicle and traffic violation. Cassandra Mazzone, 20 of Grand Island, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Both defendants were released on appearance tickets for Grand Island Town Court.
    April 7, 10:12 P.M., Town of Grand Island - Deputy Zamorek conducted a traffic stop on South State Parkway for vehicle and traffic violations. Deputy Zamorek discovered the operator’s license is suspended and took the individual into custody. During a search of the vehicle, the Deputy discovered plastic bags with cocaine residue and a scale also with cocaine residue. The driver, David Homa – 33 of Grand Island, and the female passenger, Kerry Donohue - 36 of Grand Island, were both arrested. Homa is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, aggravated unlicensed operation and an equipment violation. Donohue is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Both defendants were released on appearance tickets for Grand Island Town Court.
DWI
    April 8, 10:17 P.M., Town of Grand Island - While investigating a possible road rage incident Deputy Pauly stopped and vehicle on South State Parkway near Broadway. While interviewing the driver, the Deputy detected the odor of alcohol. After failing field sobriety tests, Gregory Conley, 66 of Grand Island, was arrested and charged with DWI and he was later released on tickets.
    April 9, 1:04 A.M, Town of Grand Island - Deputy Pauly stopped a vehicle on Interstate 190 near South State Parkway for equipment violations. When speaking with the driver, the Deputy detected alcohol coming from the vehicle. Thomas Salverson exited the vehicle and conducted standard field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test which indicated positive results for alcohol. Salverson is charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, and a vehicle and traffic violation. The defendant was later released.



March 25 - March 31, 2017




Photos Released of Suspects Van - April 2017



Photos Obtained from Security Camera
    Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is releasing two images of the red minivan suspected to be involved in the Huth Elementary incident. The photos show the vehicle approaching the school then leaving the area. Sheriff Crime Scene Investigation Unit Deputies were able to capture images of the suspected vehicle from a security camera and recording system. Sheriff Howard continues to ask people who may have been in the area or seen the suspects' vehicle to contact the Sheriff's office at 858.2903.




Suspicious Incident Near Huth Road School - March 2017

11-Year-Old Boy Approached, Asked to get into Vehicle
    Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his office is investigating a report of two adult females who approached a young male in front of the Huth Road Elementary School Thursday at approximately 3:50 P.M., ion Thursday, March 30th. Deputies received a call about the incident at approximately 4:50 P.M. and spoke with the young male. The boy stated the two females, in a red mini-van with dents, asked him to get into the vehicle and they would take him to dinner. At that time, another vehicle approached the suspicious van and spoke with the occupants, and the van left the scene traveling eastbound on Huth Road. The female occupants are described as an older woman with gray/white hair and the other female who is only described as younger. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Erie County Sheriff's Office at 858.2903.



March 18 - March 24, 2017




Second Arrest of Drug Dealer Following Overdose Death - March 2017

    Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Detective Bureau and the Narcotics Unit collaborated on investigations which lead the Sheriff's office to arrest Miguel Parrilla, 29 of Buffalo.
   Through information gathered from multiple sources following an overdose death in Grand Island, Detectives and Narcotics Unit members arrested Parilla in Grand Island. The Sheriff's office discovered over five ounces of heroin, a felony weight of crack cocaine, marijuana, and approximately 100 Xanax pills. Investigators also found a scale with drug residue, drug cutting agents, and plastic baggies.
   On March 22, Parrilla was charged with an A2 felony for criminal possession of controlled substance, a felony count of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, and a felony count of criminal possession of a narcotic drug. The subject is also charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance and a violation for possessing a controlled substance not in its original substance. During processing, the Sheriff's office learned that Parrilla was out on bail for a drug related arrest in the City of Buffalo. Parrilla remains at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment in Grand Island Town Court.



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March 4 - March 10, 2017



February 25 - March 3, 2017



February 18 - February 24, 2017




Father & Son Arrested For Drug Possession-Use - February 2017

   February 26, 2:48 A.M., Town of Grand Island - Deputy Rogers conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 190 near Long Road. The Deputy's investigation discovered the two occupants possessed a quantity of marijuana and were smoking opiates. Steven Fleck, Sr. and Steven Fleck, II were both placed under arrest and taken to the Erie County Holding Center. While being processed at the holding center, Deputies discovered a quantity of marijuana and a piece of tinfoil paraphernalia containing some controlled substance residue secreted in his underwear. Fleck, Sr., 58 of Youngstown, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and a felony count of introducing contraband into a prison. Fleck, II, 21 of Youngstown, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, obstructing governmental administration and a felony count of tampering with evidence. Father and son are remanded to the holding center pending their arraignment in Grand Island Town Court.



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February 4 - February 10, 2017



January 28 - February 3, 2017




False Name Leads to Drug & Weapons Charges - February 2017

Subject Attempted to Eat Marijuana, had Stun Gun & Knife in Purse

   Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of Amanda Negron, 30 of Buffalo, following a traffic stop on Whitehaven Road in Grand Island Tuesday evening, February 7, 2017. Deputy Day stopped a vehicle operated by Tracie Moore, 54 of Buffalo, at approximately 6:30 P.M. for vehicle and traffic law violations. It was discovered Moore did not have a valid license and when the Deputy asked the passenger for identification, the passenger could not produce any instead she offered a name and date of birth. The Deputy could positively identify the passenger as Amanda Negron, different from the name and date of birth she provided.
   Negron was arrested for false personation and transported to the Erie County Holding Center. While in custody, Deputy Rogers noticed Negron trying to conceal and eat a bag of marijuana and Deputies at the holding center discovered additional marijuana in a secreted area of her clothing. A continued search at the jail discovered a metal knuckle knife and a stun gun in Negron's purse. Negron was then charged with a felony count of tampering with evidence, two misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. She remains at the holding center pending her arraignment on February 8. The driver was issued tickets and released at the original scene and the rental car was towed.



January 21 - January 27, 2017




Vehicle Stops End with Narcotics Charges - January 2017

   Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies arrested four individuals on narcotics charges following traffic stops over the weekend.
   January 28, 7:37 P.M., Grand Island - Deputy Day stopped a vehicle on Whitehaven Road for vehicle and traffic violations. During the Deputy's investigation, he discovered a hypodermic needle and heroin on a passenger. Michael Doyle, 35 of Youngstown, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument. The defendant was released on an appearance ticket.
    January 29, 10:00 P.M., Grand Island - Deputy Day stopped a vehicle on Stony Point Road after he observed multiple vehicle and traffic violations. The Deputy's investigation discovered the operator's license has four active suspensions and she was taken into custody. The subsequent search of the vehicle discovered three envelopes of heroin and a hypodermic needle. Amzi Ethridge, 23 of Hunter, NY, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument, aggravated unlicensed operation, and multiple vehicle and traffic law infractions. Etheridge was transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending her arraignment on January 30.
   Another arrest was made in Holland, NY.



January 14 - January 20, 2017




2017 Spring Citizens' Academy - January 2017

   Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office is now accepting applications for the 2017 Spring Citizens' Academy. The Erie County Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy has run four consecutive full academies and urges residents interested in the spring academy to apply early. Applications are currently being accepted with a deadline of February 17. Erie County Sheriff Citizens' Academy applicants must be at least 21-years-old and be a resident of Erie County.
    Sheriff Timothy Howard states, "I love this program and the opportunity it provides our citizens to meet their Deputies and learn about the hard work they do every day. It also gives a personal perspective of the training Deputies go through and provides some hands-on experiences you can only get with my academy." The spring session kicks-off on Tuesday, March 14, and lasts nine weeks. Each class starts at 6 P.M. and last a couple hours. Academy participants will tour the jail facilities, have an interactive tour of the new firing range with the Weapons and Ordnance Unit, go on a ride-along with the Marine Unit, and hear from the various unit commanders within the Erie County Sheriff's Office. The academy will end with a graduation dinner where participants will receive a certificate from the Sheriff and have an opportunity to join the Citizens' Academy Alumni group.
   Applications for the spring session can be downloaded and completed online at www2.erie.gov/sheriff. The academy is limited to thirty participants and all applicants must submit to a background check. For further information or if someone has questions about the Erie County Sheriff's Office 2017 Spring Citizens' Academy please call 716.858.6310.



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Cocaine/Pot Found During Traffic Stop - January 2017

Unlicensed, Swerving and Driving too Slow Results Additional charges.
   Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies Cannan and Bauer stopped a vehicle for violations on January 9th at approximately 1:10 a.m. on Whitehaven Road near Interstate 190. During their investigation, the Deputies discovered a quantity of cocaine and nearly a pound of marijuana and arrested Mark Patterson, 31 of Amherst. Paterson is charged with a felony count of marijuana, misdemeanor counts of aggravated unlicensed operation and criminal possession of a controlled substance and three separate vehicle and traffic law violations. Paterson is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment in Grand Island Town Court on January 9th.




Vehicle House Crash on Regency Drive - January 2017

   Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies and the Crash Investigation Unit responded to a crash on Regency Drive in the Town of Grand Island Wednesday, January 4th at approximately 6:40 P.M. Deputies placed David Adams, 55 of Wheatfield, in custody and administered field sobriety tests. Adams failed various tests and a breath test indicated a BAC level nearly twice the legal limit. The operator was arrested and charged with DWI, reckless driving, criminal mischief - recklessly causing property damage, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations. Adams was released on tickets to a sober third party. National Fuel Gas crews worked to repair the gas leak and no injuries were reported.