• Erie Co. Blotter.

Three Arrested for Arson in Gowanda.


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies arrested two 17-year-olds and 19-year-old Zachary Balbuzoski of Collins today following an investigation into a fire at 60 Park Street in the Village of Gowanda.

On June 15, the Sheriff’s Fire investigation Unit, including accelerant detection K9 Clipper, was requested to investigate a fire at the Park Street structure.  The investigation team determined the incident was arson and, with the assistance of Gowanda Police, arrested the teens on June 16.

All three defendants are charged with a felony count of arson-4th.  The 17-year-olds were referred to Family Court while Balbuzoski was released with a future court appearance in Collins Town Court.



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