DETECTIVES MAKE ARREST IN 2015 STOLEN GUN CASE
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a minor in connection with an August 2015 burglary where two hand guns were stolen from a Colden residence. Deputies responded to a Colden residence for reports that two handguns were stolen from a gun cabinet. The incident occurred during a party at the residence and was reported a week later upon the discovery the guns were missing. An anonymous tip led Detectives to evidence which identified a suspect and the possible whereabouts of the guns. The Buffalo Police Department executed a search warrant at a Rhode Island Street address where one of the stolen handguns was recovered. On August 22, 2016, Detectives arrested a Buffalo male for felony counts of criminal possession of a fire arm and grand larceny of a firearm. The defendant was arraigned in Town of Colden Justice Court and released into the custody of his mother.