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Erie County Sheriff's Office Patrol Logs for the Town of Clarence from Oct 10th Through Oct 23rd.

(Sorry for the delay! Deputies Have Been Very Busy Lately).


A manager from a business on Main Street. Called about a bunch of pallets that had been taken the night before.

A male called from Walmart to report that his tablet computer was stolen while he was working on the cooler at the store.


A resident of Strickler Road reported that his twenty-year old lawn tractor had burst into flames when he was working in the yard. The tractor was a complete loss.

Deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident with minor injuries at the intersection of Lapp Road and Goodrich Road. One driver went to the hospital complaining of knee pain.


A male with dementia wandered off from his home on Trailing Drive. The male was located at Dash’s Market.

Workers were afraid to leave a business on Transit Road because a car had been sitting in the parking lot occupied by multiple people. The vehicle left before patrol arrived.


Deputies responded to Walmart on Transit Road for a disturbance between two workers. A female worker was arrested for allegedly threatening another worker with a knife and then pepper spraying the other worker. Brenda Miller-Herndon was charged with menacing and unlawful possession of pepper spray. She was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

A shoplifting occurred at Big Lots. Two subjects fled in a red sport utility vehicle after stealing a cart full of merchandise.


For some reason a male caller thought a female was suspicious as she was walking down Greiner Road because she asked him for a ride. She was trying to get to Transit Road to catch a bus.

A resident of Mayfair Drive called the police because she was upset about getting scam phone calls. She was advised to either block the numbers or to stop answering the phone and screen all of her calls.


Eric Bulmahn was arrested for charges of burglary and petit larceny stemming for an incident in Clarence that occurred on October forth. Bulmahn was remanded to the holding center pending arraignment.

Deputies arrested Allen Tomaino on a warrant for failing to appear on a petit larceny charge. The original incident occurred this spring at Walmart on Transit Road.


Police have been getting an increasing number of complaints about the new motorized bicycles being used on the bike paths in Clarence. Any motorized vehicle is not to be used on the bike paths. The paths are for walkers and traditional non-motorized bikes.


Deputies served an order of protection on a male at an address on Salt Road.

A road rage incident on Transit Road ended with one driver being charged with reckless driving and the second driver being charged with driving while intoxicate. The two vehicles collided and then one driver followed the other to an address in Oakway Lane where deputies charged both. Brooke Smith was ticketed for reckless driving and Carie Rusin was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Rusin Refused to submit to a breath test.


Police have handled multiple calls involving gunshots and hunting complaints this week. Waterfowl season is currently ongoing and shotgun season for deer hunting is not far off. People can legally hunt or target shoot in the town. There is no need to call police unless person or property has been damaged.

A resident of Trailing Drive reported that someone had taken one of her political signs from her front lawn.


Matthew Braunscheiger was arrested by deputies. After he stole a vehicle of an employee at a local Ford Dealership. The employee was able track his vehicle using his Form GPS tracking app to an address in Tonawanda. Braunsheiger was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle in the third degree and grand larceny.

Deputies responded to an address on Gunnville Road for a disturbance. An incident report was completed and a female left for the night.


A resident of Hirshwood Drive fell victim to a scam on Craig’s List. He was advertising an item for sale and someone mailed him a check for substantially more money than he was asking and advised him to send the additional money via USPS money orders to a third party to arrange for shipping the item to the purchaser. The male sent several thousand dollars to the third-party using cash from the cashed check. The check bounced a day after sending the money because it was a bogus check. The complainant was basically scammed out of several thousand dollars.


An intoxicated twenty-three-year old male was charge with harassment after she shoved his mother. He was released on an appearance ticket and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment because he was highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself.

Two females stole several hundred dollars in fragrances from Ultra Beauty on Transit Road. The incident is under investigation.


A resident of Stonebriar Drive reported getting scammed out of four hundred dollars on an internet site.

Deputies served an order of protection at an address on Main Street.

Deputies were called to a landlord tenant dispute on White Acres Road. The landlord was trying to show the house to A perspective buyer and the tenant told him no. The caller was advised that no crime was committed and he would have to work it out with the tenant.


A caller reported that a male in a dark colored Jeep was smoking marijuana in the Sunset Park. The jeep was gone when patrol arrived. The plate came back to a residence on Northfield Road. It was the second complaint about that particular vehicle in as many weeks.

An automobile was repossessed form an address on Cameron Drive. The owner was not aware.

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