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Mike Baggerman
September 25, 2019 - 11:39 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - Prosecutors in the brutality trial against Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Achtyl have rested their case on the trial’s third day. WATCH: Body Camera footage of Nicholas Belsito's arrest at a Bills tailgate in December 2017 Achtyl is facing misdemeanor charges of...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - At the same time that an Erie County Sheriff's Deputy caught on a police body camera bloodying a tailgater at a Bills game appeared in court , the county has decided to push forward with a police body camera program. The Erie County Legislature voted to approve $600,000 of its...
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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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Elma, NY (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Department says they are investigating fourteen separate burglary incidents that occurred in Elma over the weekend. Police say the crimes happened sometime between Saturday and Monday. A subject or subjects entered vehicles, some were unlocked, and stole...
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February 23, 2018 - 9:33 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A New York sheriff's group and a state Senate Republican are pushing to have an armed police officer at every school in the state in the wake of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. What isn't clear yet is who would foot the bill for placing an armed officer...
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Richard Root
July 24, 2017 - 3:44 am
Hartland, NY (WBEN) - Two people are dead and a third is at ECMC after a severe accident in Niagara County Sunday evening. The accident happened about 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Quaker and Ridge Roads in Hartland. That's just a little north of Becker Farms. A Toyota Camry traveling south on...
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Crime Scene
Richard Root
July 13, 2017 - 3:46 am
Collins, NY (WBEN) - A person was fatally shot at a trailer park in Collins, which is at the southern end of Erie County. The Erie County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the Spring Wood Trailer Park on Bagdad Road around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday night. The Sheriff’s Office says there was...
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Richard Root
May 25, 2017 - 5:55 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The group "Showing Up for Racial Justice in Buffalo" organized three protests against Sheriff Tim Howard yesterday. When the day was done, nine of the group had been arrested. Protesters made it inside the Erie County Sheriff's Office yesterday and started chanting "black lives...
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May 23, 2017 - 10:47 am
(WBEN) The Erie County Sheriff's Dept. has launched a public education campaign to try and combat underage drinking this summer with an effort to tell parents in stores, not to buy alcohol for kids The initiative, done in conjunction with Consumers Beverages and WNY United against Drug and Alcohol...
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Tamiyah Penn
Niagara County Sheriff’s Office
Richard Root
May 19, 2017 - 2:44 am
Request for assistance in locating Tamiyah Penn Date of Birth: 11/21/2004 Race: Black Gender: Female Height: 5’2’’ Weight: 130lbs Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown Last seen wearing: Unknown Activity Summary: On 5/17/2017 Tamiyah Penn was reported missing from the Town of Lockport. If you have...
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