Sheriff's Underage Drinking Tip Line Leads to 7 Arrests in Alden!

ECSO Patrol Car

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2011


Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing the arrest today of a 7 individuals related to an underage drinking party in a backyard cottage on Exchange Street in the Village of Alden early this morning.

25 year old Henri Wilcox of Lamonth Road, of Castile, New York and 25 year old Richard Bellinger of Broadway Street, Darien, N.Y., were charged with procuring alcohol for persons less than 21 years of age.  They were given appearance tickets with a return court date of June 6, 2011.

The other five individuals were charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age.  They were also given appearance tickets and have a return court date of June 6, 2011.

Sheriff Howard urges anyone with any information regarding underage drinking to call the underage drinking tipline at 1-800-851-1932.  It is anonymous and manned 24 hours a day.


Contact: Mary Murray 858-6962 440-9777