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An inmate at the Erie County Holding Center attacked a deputy who was escorting him within the jail Friday, the Erie County Sheriff's Office reported Monday. Montek Maston, 28, is accused of punching a deputy in the head. Other deputies came to their colleague's defense and restrained Maston, the Sheriff's Office said. The deputy who was attacked and a second dep…

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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…

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A Depew man was charged with boating while intoxicated Tuesday night on the Buffalo River, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Deputies stopped Daniel Fazzalaro at about 8:50 p.m. after they saw multiple navigation law violations, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Fazzalaro was taken ashore and was administered field sobriety tests. He registere…

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The driver killed Thursday morning in a crash on Route 219 in Concord has been identified by the Erie County Sheriff's Office as a 25-year-old man from Ashland, Mass. Vadim Rotari was declared dead at the scene of the crash when deputies arrived, the Sheriff's Office said Monday. Rotari's vehicle left the southbound lanes and struck a bridge support for the Genesee R…

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A driver was killed Thursday morning in a crash on Route 219 in Concord, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was dead when deputies arrived, the Sheriff's Office said in a tweet. The driver "was from out of the area," the agency said in a separate tweet, though it did not define what was meant by "area." The sou…

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A city parking meter mechanic and a substitute teacher were scheduled to appear in Buffalo City Court Wednesday after they were arrested on felony drug charges late last week. Darrien T. Payne and Temeaka N. Cunningham have been charged with possessing a half-kilo of cocaine and 15 grams of fentanyl, most of which was found in their home in North Buffalo, according to p…

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Federal border patrol agents discovered four large red duffel bags containing marijuana following a search Tuesday at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Buffalo Station agents had observed a helicopter hovering at a very low altitude at about 8:20 p.m. over a parking lot at the state park, which prompted the se…

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A North Collins man has been charged with grabbing the breast of a female employee at a Walmart store in Springville, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. The incident happened Feb. 24. Deputies were told a newspaper/publication deliveryman grabbed the woman and were shown in-store surveillance footage, the Sheriff's Office said Saturday. Dennis Bertino, 58…

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For the second time in a month, a 17-year-old male attacked an Erie County corrections officer, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. The minor was charged with a felony count of injuring a person while confined in a correctional facility for each incident, deputies said. The teen was remanded to the Erie County Sheriff's Office in January following petit la…

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An anonymous tip to the Erie County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest Thursday of a Buffalo man who authorities say had more than 300 grams of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid about 50 times more potent than heroin. Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be a lethal dose, according to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. "It's a very large amount of fentanyl," said C…

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A Colden man faces several drug charges following a traffic stop Wednesday in Springville, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Deputies pulled over Kyle Keppler at about 4 p.m. on South Buffalo Road. Keppler was found to be in possession of marijuana and Xanax pills and he was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, the Sheriff's Office said. After they ar…

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A Buffalo man with eight suspensions on his license was driving a vehicle with a suspended registration when he allegedly struck a parked patrol car of a deputy from the Erie County Sheriff's Office, officials said. Robert Thompson, 29, was arrested Friday on several charges after a crash at the intersection of Church Street and Delaware Avenue. According to the Sher…

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Reports of a suspicious car in a Grand Island apartment complex parking lot resulted in a Youngstown man being arrested on driving while intoxicated and drug charges early Friday morning, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Vincent Ligammari, 27, was arrested on felony counts of DWI-previous conviction and criminal possession of a controlled substance after d…

Clarence

A man involved in two fights Friday night in a Clarence bar was charged with menacing after he tried to re-enter the bar with a shotgun, the Erie County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Deputies responded to Marvin's Bar & Grill, 7675 Goodrich Road, at about 1:25 a.m., but the suspect had already left the area, according to the Sheriff's Office. Witnesses told deput…

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Human trafficking of minors is a scourge not often recognized by the general public, according to a coalition of federal and local law enforcement, county officials and private partners dedicated to assisting victims and prosecuting perpetrators. In commemoration of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, several joined Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn Wednesday t…