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GI Man Arrrested After Beating Dog - March 2020
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of 41-year-old Brian Cline of Grand Island following an investigation into the death of a dog. Cline is charged with two felony counts.
The pet’s owner found the dog deceased in its crate on March 13. After learning of the death of the dog, a neighbor recalled hearing the dog bark a previous night and reviewed home surveillance footage. The footage showed the offender striking and kicking the animal. The owner contacted the Sheriff’s Office on March 14, and after viewing the video evidence, Deputies arrested Cline.
Cline is charged with a felony count of aggravated cruelty of animals from the Agriculture and Market Law, and a felony count of criminal mischief.
The defendant is held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment.
February 16, 2020 - March 1, 2020
February 1, 2020 - February 16, 2020
January 1, 2020 - January 19, 2020
Hit-and-Run Driver Found - January 2020
Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the investigation of a January 5th hit-and-run incident in Grand Island, resulted in the arrest of 28-year-old Brandon Smith.
Deputies responded to a complaint of a hit-and-run crash along Staley Road on Sunday at approximately 7:52 p.m. The victim stated a dark-colored pickup truck struck his vehicle and left the scene.
On January 6, the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip about a Ford truck with recent right front damage. When deputies spoke with Smith, he admitted to operating the vehicle on January 5 and stated he thought he struck a deer during the drive. The individual also admitted to driving the truck with a revoked license due to a previous DWI conviction.
Smith is charged with a misdemeanor count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and vehicle and traffic violations for leaving the scene of an accident, operating an unregistered vehicle on the highway, and operating a vehicle without insurance. He was released on tickets.
New Year's Day Robbery at 7-11 - January 2020
Anyone recognizing the suspect or has information about the incident is urged to contact the Erie County Sheriff’s Office at 716.858.2903 and refer to CL # 20-00171.
Buffalo, NY - Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports his office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on January 1, at approximately 8:15 p.m. in the Town of Grand Island. At that time, a male entered a 7-11 store at 1787 Love Road. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The cashier handed over an undetermined amount of money and the suspect left the store.
The Sheriff’s Office is reviewing security camera footage and is continuing its investigation. The Sheriff’s Investigative Services Division is requesting the public’s assistance. If anyone was in-store or in the area at the time the robbery occurred and has information related to the incident are asked to call 716.858.2903 and refer to CL# 20-000171. Multiple units responded to the area including, K9 teams and Air-1.