Niagara County Sheriff

Niagara County Sheriff's Department

A Lockport man who works as a cook at the Niagara County Jail has been arrested for promoting prison contraband.

A residential evacuation continued Thursday near Cedar Avenue and Third Street in Niagara Falls. New York State Police believed explosives may have been stored in a local home.

Niagara County Sheriff's Department

The Niagara County Sheriff has decided to handle "low-priority" calls by telephone instead of in person. Acting Sheriff Michael Filicetti said the decisions was made in light of COVID-19 restrictions.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Department has identified the man struck and killed by a vehicle in the Town of Lockport Tuesday evening.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is looking for assistance locating a motor vehicle that struck a Rapids Volunteer firefighter at the intersection of Tonawanda Creek and Minnick roads just before 10 p.m. Sunday.

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The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested the man suspected to running over his ex-wife with his pick-up truck.

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Niagara County authorities were involved in a standoff Thursday with a man threatening to harm his estranged wife and himself.

Adam Hudson / Niagara County Fire Wire

Niagara County officials say the building housing Barker Village Hall and Library is a total loss, after a fire overnight.

Authorities still don't know what caused 21 law enforcement officers to become ill after participating in a raid on a Niagara Falls apartment in December. However, in a statement Thursday, they said all officers have recovered.

Reward offered in Lockport animal abuse case

Jan 11, 2019
Niagara County Sheriff's Department

Over the course of the last few days, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has been contacted by several concerned citizens in regards to the torture and killing of two dogs found on Wilson Road in Lockport. A reward is now offered for an arrest and conviction.

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A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy is being credited with saving the life of a drowning child.

Woman dies in Royalton collision

Sep 16, 2018

A Niagara County man is under arrest following a fatal two vehicle collision in the Town of Royalton Saturday night.

Two dead in industrial accident in Lockport

Jun 25, 2018

Two men were killed in Lockport when they were apparently crushed under fallen slabs of Corian, a plastic material used in countertops, the Niagara County Sheriff's office said Monday.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A Niagara County man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the fatal drug overdose of his sister.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says one of its canines died suddenly Friday.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

A North Tonawanda man has been accused of stabbing a family member in the neck.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is looking for help identifying a body found over the summer.

Bounce House goes airborne, injures several children

Oct 16, 2017
The Maize

Bounce houses are usually a fun activity, but this is the story of the house that bounced too far.

U.S. Coast Guard

Multiple state and federal agencies are assisting in the search for three kayakers who went missing while on Lake Ontario.

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The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that happened in the the Town of Hartland Sunday evening.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about funny money being passed locally.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The Niagara County Sheriff says 44-year-old Christopher Wright surrendered to authorities Thursday morning without incident and has been charged with sexual abuse of a child.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

Starpoint Central Schools in Pendleton are expected to resume normal operations Thursday - however, extra security will be in place - after a lockout went into effect Wednesday afternoon.

Erie County Crime Analysis Center

A collaborative investigation across four Western New York counties has put an end to the work of a widespread burglary ring.


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The investigation continues into the early morning explosion in Wheatfield that seriously injured a man who was making a bomb.


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The victims in the shooting that occurred in Wheatfield on Friday have been identified.