Erie County Sheriff's Office

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July 14, 2019 - 8:44 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The Erie County Legislature is communicating with the sheriff's office to help implement a body camera program for deputies, and the goal is to roll out a program in October. However, there are some hurdles to clear before body cams become a reality. Sheriff Tim...
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May 29, 2019 - 3:15 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Sheriff's Office has a warning about a phone scam. The Sheriff’s Office received two complaints yesterday about an individual representing themselves as Sergeant Mason from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. The scammer is telling individuals they have a warrant...
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Mike Baggerman
March 14, 2019 - 3:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Body cameras were the subject of Thursday's Public Safety Committee meeting in the Erie County Legislature. Members of the Erie County Sheriff's Office, including Sheriff Tim Howard, were pressed about why the department hasn't implemented body cameras despite mounting...
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Tom Puckett
December 24, 2018 - 2:14 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) A Hamlin man was arrested after turning himself in, charged with striking an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy after a Bills game. Deputies say 35 year old Lee Gill, Jr. turned himself into Crash Investigation Unit Deputies at Orchard Park Court last Thursday and will have...
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Tom Puckett
December 11, 2018 - 4:16 pm
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a commercial truck that struck a pedestrian on Harris Hill Road in Clarence on December 4. Deputies Kraus and Casey responded to the call at approximately 5:40 P.M. The initial reports were that 51...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A UB student is serving a notice of claim to Erie County and the two Erie County Sheriff's Deputies who injured and arrested him prior to a Bills game in December of last year. The student, 25 year old Nicholas Belsito, was charged with obstructing justice and disorderly...
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New Era Field. September 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff's Office says a Deputy was struck and injured while directing traffic after Sunday's Bills game. The vehicle drove off and the Deputy is being treated for a serious arm injury. The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a dark-...
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Tom Puckett
October 30, 2018 - 3:28 pm
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) Erie County Sheriff's Deputies arrest a Florida man, charged with throwing a sex toy onto New Era Field during Monday's Bills game. 34-year-old Michael Abdallah of Oviedo, Florida, was arrested after Bills’ security personnel and Deputies identified the individual using...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
October 26, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office is looking to bring in New York City-based production company "Big Fish Entertainment", which produces shows like Live PD, for a law enforcement documentary. In addition to Live PD, Big Fish Entertainment is the production company behind...
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Tom Puckett
October 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As investigators look into the weekend limo crash outside of Albany that claimed 20 lives, local police agencies are using some new technology to determine the causes of serious crashes. Capt. Kevin Brown of Amherst Police says investigators look for physical evidence from the...
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