• Erie Co. Blotter.

Aggressive Panhandler Arrested in Clarence by NY State Police.

SP Clarence Troopers arrested Jedidiah J. Aikin, 35, of Lockport, NY, for Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree and Trespass.

Aikin was aggressively approaching customers of The Shops at Main and Transit Roads in the town of Clarence, demanding money. 

Aikin had previously been served an order of protection, ordering him to refrain from being on the property of The Shops and several other area businesses.

Aikin was processed at SP Clarence and virtually arraigned by Judge Betty Calvo-Torres.

Aikin was released without bail and provided a future court date for the town of Clarence court.

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