BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Increased patrols by the Erie County Sheriff's Office in county parks resulted in three arrests Wednesday night.
Just before 7 p.m., deputies arrested Joseph Tepley of Tonawanda in Black Rock Canal Park, formerly known as the Ontario Street Boat Ramp or Cornelius Park. Authorities were called regarding a suspicious vehicle and deputies arrested the 20-year-old on charges of narcotics and marijuana possession.
Deputies patrolling the same park around 10 p.m. arrested a Machias man. Authorities say 40-year-old Dyln Tingue was driving through the park with no headlights on. After he was stopped, deputies say they found narcotics in his vehicle. Tingue is charged with narcotics possession, driving on a suspended license, and driving with no headlights.
Less than an hour later in Black Rock Canal Park, deputies stopped a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Sam Carson of Buffalo for being in the park after hours. Authorities say Carson was drunk, with a BAC of .18 percent, over twice the legal limit. Carson was arrested and charged with felony aggravated DWI, trespassing and having open alcoholic beverages in a vehicle.
Carson's charge was upgraded to a felony because of a prior DWI conviction in the last 10 years. And his arrest marks the 200th DWI arrest by the Erie County Sheriff's Office in 2013 - that's nearly one DWI arrest for every day of the year so far.
A tractor trailer veered off the road and went through a fence, while crashing into the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Fredonia, Friday morning.
Officials in Wyoming have captured a wanted man and his girlfriend, who were allegedly heading to Buffalo.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Continued cold temperatures with some of the better chances for accumulation early in the day, mainly south of Buffalo.