Erie County Sheriff

Erie County Sheriff's Office vehicle next to a school bus. August 27, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 27, 2019 - 11:58 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - AAA of Western New York and area police agencies are reminding you to be careful on the roadways as the 2019-2020 school year approaches. AAA held its annual "School's Open-Drive Carefully" campaign in an effort to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries...
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October 05, 2018 - 11:39 am
TOWN OF CONCORD, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two people were arrested on Thursday for drug possession by the Erie County Sheriff's Office. John Harrigan, 28, and Brandi Schoonmaker, 29, were arrested for drug charges following a traffic stop on Route 219 south in the Town of Concord. An Erie County Sheriff's...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A fiery crash on the outbound 33 expressway claimed a life early Thursday morning. The multi vehicle crash happened around 2:15am near Suffolk Street. Police say both cars burst into flames. Three people were taken from the scene in ambulances. One person died. The eastbound...
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July 17, 2018 - 6:11 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Authorities are asking the public for help in identifying a man's body that was found in Lake Erie. The body was discovered by jet skiers west of Buffalo on June 20, and even though investigators have dental impressions, fingerprints and a DNA blood sample, they still don'...
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June 24, 2018 - 7:09 pm
Brant, NY (WBEN) – The Erie County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver killed in Sunday's crash in the town of Brant. 67 year old Kathleen Lewis of Volant, Pennsylvania was pronounced dead at the scene on Rt 20, Southwestern Boulevard, between Rt 249 and Hammond Rd. Her granddaughters were...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 13, 2018 - 5:42 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard announced the arrests of individuals connected to an international drug ring in Buffalo. Howard said the arrests resulted in the dismantling of the Buffalo-end of an international drug distribution network which began in Jamaica. On Wednesday, a...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
March 26, 2018 - 3:18 pm
Elma, N.Y. (WBEN) - Multiple Erie County Sheriff’s units, including tracking K9s, were dispatched to Elma to search for two boys who did not return to Elma Primary following recess. The boys have been located and are unhurt. The Sheriff’s Office says the two boys, ages 9 and 10, were found at a...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Western New York have charged a man who they say impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get discounted coffee. WIVB-TV first reported that 48 year old Mark Stetter of Buffalo flashed a fake badge and gun at a Starbucks on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo around 11 p...
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Ruth Kloss
Erie County Sheriff's Office / WBEN
Richard Root
November 28, 2017 - 6:14 am
The following individual is reported to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or related cognitive disorders and has been reported missing: Name : RUTH KLOSS Age : Elderly Race : WHITE Sex : FEMALE Height : 5’4” Weight : UNKNOWN Hair Color : Bald/Brown Eye Color : GREEN Clothing...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Mike Baggerman
November 08, 2017 - 2:05 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's race came down to the wire on Tuesday's election night. With all but two Erie County districts reporting on Tuesday night, Sheriff Tim Howard received 106,578 votes while Bernie Tolbert garnered 102,728 votes. Percentage-wise, that's a two point...
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