Sheriff Starts Body Worn Camera Trial

Axon/Taser Supplying 12 Cameras for 2-Month Trial   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces his office has officially entered into a trial agreement with Axon Body Camera, a division of TASER International, for twelve body worn cameras, docking stations, and data storage.   Twelve Deputies, assigned to various substations and districts, … Continued

Village Of Alden Raid Seizes 4 lbs Of Marijuana, Cash

Child Protective Services Contacted   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports a 2-month long Narcotics Unit investigation culminated in the arrest of a Village of Alden resident.   At approximately 7:30 A.M. on October 6, the Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant signed by Erie County Court Justice Timothy Franczyk at … Continued

Cocaine Dealer Tries To Flee From Narcotics Unit

Unit Seized 9-Ounces of Coke and Cash    Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Armond Cleague, 33 of Buffalo, was arrested just after 2:00 P.M. on October 5, for felony drug-related charges.    The Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit was conducting a 6-month-long investigation into Cleague’s drug dealing activities.  Cleague was arrested near … Continued

ECSO Goes Purple And Pink

VSP Donated the Graphics for Domestic Violence, Breast Cancer Awareness Month   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard unveiled two special patrol vehicles today to honor the victims of domestic violence and patients of breast cancer.   This year the Sheriff’s Office worked with VSP Graphics to develop two different color schemes … Continued

Narcotics Unit Raids Fentanyl Dealer’s House

Subject Twice Convicted on Federal Drug Charges Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit arrested Jose Andino, 43 of Buffalo, yesterday afternoon following a raid at 848 Niagara Street.  The unit executed a search warrant signed by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case. Deputies and Detectives recovered approximately … Continued

Sheriff’s Office Beings New Corrections Academy

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced today the Erie County Sheriff Jail Management Division started a Basic Corrections Academy for newly hired Deputies and Corrections Officers. The academy started on October 2, at the Erie Community College South Campus. Recruits will take part in a 13-week program that includes defensive tactics … Continued

Drivers and Passengers Arrested On Narcotics Charges

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies arrested four individuals following traffic stops. October 2, 8:07 P.M., Village of Springville – Deputies McClelland and Thurston stopped a vehicle at South Cascade Drive and West Main Street for vehicle and traffic violations.  The female operator could not produce identification but offered a … Continued

7 Ounces Of Cocaine And Pills Found During Probation Visit

Federal Probation Officers Call Sheriffs for Assistance   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Narcotics Unit, Detective Kuhlmey, and Deputy Kolmetz responded to an Eckerson Avenue in the Village of Akron yesterday following a call from federal probation officers.  The probation officers were conducting a home inspection at the dwelling … Continued

Loaded 9mm, Prescription Pills Discovered During Traffic Stop

Pennsylvania Man Possessed Nearly 60 Pills   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports narcotics and weapon charges were filed against a Pennsylvania man Thursday morning following a traffic stop on Route 400 in the Town of Elma.    Around 1:45 A.M., Deputy Zamorek performed a traffic stop after observing vehicle and … Continued

2.34 Tons Of Medications Burned

Prescription, OTC Meds Collected at Sheriff’s and County Boxes   Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces that Deputies and personnel from Erie County Department of Health secured over forty (40) barrels of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications yesterday.  The barrels were taken to the Covanta Niagara plant in Niagara Falls to … Continued