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Three Clarence Walmart employees accused of stealing 19 iPhones and three iWatches from the store have been arrested by Erie County Sheriff's deputies. Jade Beal, 20, and Gebrial Shamburger, 21, both of Buffalo, were charged Aug. 25 with a felony count of grand larceny after a sheriff's deputy reviewed security video footage of the crime. Sheriff's deputies said a th…

When Dawn Bish, 41, of Salamanca, asked police to find a thief, she might have been more specific. Rather than finding whoever stole Bish's purse from a Walmart in Springville on Friday, the Erie County Sheriff's deputy who responded to her call caught Bish and John Ray, 55 of Salamanca, in their own crime. While surveying security footage from the Walmart where Bish…

Three adults arrested in a traffic stop Friday in the Town of Concord were each charged with drug-related counts and endangering the welfare of a child, officials said. An Erie County Sheriff's deputy stopped the vehicle about 1:30 a.m. on Genesee Road for vehicle and traffic violations. Three adults and a 5-year-old girl were inside. Tracy Griffin, 35 ,of Sinclairvi…

An Elma man whose blood-alcohol level measured four times the legal limit was among two local motorists arrested on felony charges after being stopped by Erie County Sheriff's deputies in separate incidents, according to the Sheriff's Office. Gary Golembiewski, 63, of Elma was arrested about 8:16 p.m. Wednesday after a deputy observed his vehicle swerve onto the sho…

Erie County Sheriff's deputies retrieved a loaded handgun after a traffic stop Tuesday at South Park Avenue and Smith Street in Buffalo. After detecting the odor of marijuana and observing passengers with open alcoholic beverages, deputies conducted a search and seized a loaded .380 caliber handgun, which they determined had been stolen in 2015 from Clarence. The dri…

A Springville man and Buffalo woman were arrested on drug charges overnight Wednesday following separate traffic stops by Erie County Sheriff's deputies. Austin Kopp, 22, of Springville was charged with a felony count of criminal possession of cocaine and a misdemeanor count of possession of a hypodermic instrument after he was stopped by deputies at 10:37 p.m. …

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The Town of Clarence expects to finish construction this summer on its $6.8 million Public Safety Building and courthouse, which will be located on four acres adjacent to the town hall The opening of the new facility will culminate decades of behind-the-scenes work, said Town of Clarence Supervisor Patrick Casilio, including securing a 20-year lease with the New York St…

A vestibule in a Bank of Akron branch in the Village of Akron was vandalized over the weekend, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. On the Sheriff’s Office website, it said members of its detective bureau, and the Village of Akron Police Department Tuesday were seeking the public’s help in identifying two men who were caught on surveillance video during the in…