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Springville man, 21, a suspect in larcenies who fled deputies, is apprehended

A 21-year-old Springville man who was being sought by the Erie County Sheriff's Office was arrested Wednesday night.

Deniro Bly was arrested on several charges for multiple incidents over the past two weeks, the Erie County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday morning.

Bly was arrested by detectives shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, without incident, along Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. The Erie County Sheriff's Office had announced Tuesday that it was searching for Bly, who was suspected of stealing liquor from a Springville store Monday before fleeing deputies, stealing a car and committing another burglary.

Bly was charged with several counts in four separate incidents in an 11-day span, according to the Sheriff's Office:

  • June 9 – Misdemeanor count of petit larceny from an incident where he was accused of stealing three bottles of liquor from a store on South Cascade Drive, Springville.
  • June 16 – Felony counts of burglary, grand larceny of firearms and grand larceny with a value greater than $1,000, as well as a misdemeanor count of violating an order of protection, from a burglary incident at a residence on Mortons Corners Road in Concord. Bly is accused of stealing $2,000 in cash, three handguns, clothes and other items.
  • June 17 – Misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and petit larceny following an incident when Bly allegedly stole liquor from a store on South Cascade Drive.
  • June 19 – Felony count of criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of stolen property-firearm after detectives executed a search warrant for a vehicle and recovered a stolen firearm from the June 16 burglary.

In Monday's incident, multiple deputies responded around noon to a liquor store on South Cascade Drive for reports of an individual who stole some alcohol, according to the Sheriff's office. Deputies said they attempted to locate and speak with Bly at an apartment complex on Barnstead Avenue, where the suspect exited the complex through a second-floor window and fled into a wooded area. Deputies said they searched the area with K9s and the Air-1 helicopter to no avail.

At 1:40 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to a complex on Commerce Street for a stolen vehicle complaint, where deputies said they suspect Bly stole a vehicle while fleeing.

Monday's release issued by the Sheriff's Department stated that Bly was out on bail for assault, fleeing from police in a vehicle and resisting arrest charges from a May 21 incident.

The defendant is being held at the Erie County Holding Center.

The Sheriff’s Office said it is continuing to investigate other incidents where Bly is a suspect and that additional charges may be filed.

“The Detectives and Deputies assigned to this case did an outstanding job in following through with these incidents,” Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said in a release. “They were relentless in pursuing the defendant, locating, and arresting him. There is still more work to do, but this is a fine example of how good old police work resulted in the arrest of the prime suspect.”

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