• Crimestopper Case #D49-11-113426

    Case #D49-11-113426

    Grand Larceny/Credit Card Fraud

    Jim's Steakout (Elmwood Avenue)


    The victim is this case had his credit card taken by a suspect at the Kinko's Fed Ex (650 Orchard Park Rd) West Seneca.



  • Crimestopper Case #D49-12-214399

    Crimestopper Case #D49-12-214399

     The resident reported finding a bicycle in their yard which

    did not belong to them in the Indian Church Rd./ City Line are of the Town of West Seneca in mid August 2012. Upon

    review of home security system it was discovered that a W/M possibly teen had dumped a bicycle and stolen a bicycle belonging to another resident of the area .

    If you can identify or believe you may know the subject in the video Contact the West Seneca Police Detective Bureua @ 716-674-3154

  • Crimestopper Case #D49-11-109664

    Crimestopper Case #D49-11-109664

    Date:06/04/2011 @ 15:16 Hr's
    Location: 370 Orchard Park Rd. (Wegman's)
    Crime: Petit Larceny
    W/m Suspect entered store & loaded shopping cart with numerous cases of "Red Bull" Energy Drink.
    Left store without paying for Product.

    If you can Identify this suspect please Contact: WSPD CrimeStoppers

Report #D49-11-117792  Date 10/05/11 @ approximately 4:30 pm;
at a West Seneca grocery store, two white males - one heavy set, beard, baseball cap, tan shorts and button down shirt  and the second - baseball cap, jeans and plaid button down shirt.  They appear to between the ages of early 30's to 40 YOA.  The stole over $400 in merchandise.

Crimestopper Case #D49-11-116870

Crimestoppers West Seneca Police Case#D49-11-116870 larceny hardware store.

2-W/M' entered store multiple expensive tool kits. Larger suspect W/M approx.6'2" has tattoo Rt.Arm. Suspects Left scene in possibly gold/tan toyota camry.09/21/2011

WSPD Anonymous TipLine 716-675-8423 


Arson Squad

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Detective Lt. Kevin Baranowski

Detective James Pappaceno





Many times people will start fires to either cover up a crime or to try and recover insurance money on a piece of property.  After all major and any suspicious fires have been extinguished by the local fire departments, our Detective Bureau will work with investigators from the Erie County Sheriff's department in trying to ascertain the cause of the fire.

The investigators have been trained through the New York State Fire Academy at Montour Falls New York and receive continual updated training yearly to keep on the cutting edge of this problem.  Though most people do not think of the police in the time of a fire, these officers are there to try to identify the circumstances under which the fire started and help the victims recover their insurance claims or to determine a suspicious case where an arrest needs to be made.


Fire causes are determined to be in one of four categories:

1.) Incendiary - Fires that are intentionally and maliciously set

2.) Accidental - Fires caused by non-malicious electrical, mechanical, chemical, nuclear and/or careless means

3.) Undetermined - Fires that may have more than one possible ignition source and therefore cannot prove one definitive source of a single ignition point

4.) Natural - Fires ignited by acts of nature, such as lightning