Jolly Old St. Nick recently made a call to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Program Director Deputy Brian Keis to get an update and final count on the 2013 giving season. He was pleased to hear that fundraising efforts brought in nearly $7,600; a number much higher than last season. Deputy Keis reports that the program provided Christmas presents and dinner for 32 County families a total of 131 men, women, and children. This is 6 more families than last year and is the highest number that the program has seen since it began in 2004. Each year we find a greater need for help in our communities and we do everything possible to provide as many as we can.
Little Valley, NY – Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb announces the graduation of three Correction Officer Recruits from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Basic Academy for correction Officers.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a phone scam that is generating in the Cattaraugus County Area. Residents (primarily targeting grandmothers) are receiving phone calls from jails/police agency informing the elderly they have a loved one who needs money wired to release them from jail/custody. Residents may be asked for personal information to include personal identification, debit and credit card information, social security numbers, address information and more.
Unique to this scam it is mainly targeting grandmothers and requesting they wire money. Residents are reminded to never give out any personal information over the telephone.
Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb proudly announces that the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office has joined a select group of police agencies statewide to receive re-accreditation from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
Jolly Old St. Nick recently made a call to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Program Director Deputy Brian Keis to get an update and progress on the 2013 giving season. He was pleased to hear that fundraising efforts are in full swing and donations are still coming in. Deputy Keis continues to send out letters to county businesses to help raise more funds as the program is approximately $1,000.00 lower than it had hoped to be by this time.
With public participation at an all-time high after six prior events in three years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national, tribal, and community partners will hold a seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at thousands of sites across America on Saturday the 26th. These Take Back Days give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. Collection sites are open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force
Type of Incident: Drug Arrest / Search Warrant
Date: 10/15/13 Time: 8:40 am
Location: 3606 South Authority Road Kill Buck NY
Details of Incident:
After an investigation conducted by members of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and members of the NYS Police assigned to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force the listed defendants