• 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 


Family Offense Unit




              Detective Lt. William Leitzel                     

Detective Duane Wisniewski

Detective James Kocieniewski 

Detective Anthony Serafini 



The Town of West Seneca Police Department operates a Family Offense Unit  as a function of its Detective Division.   Lieutenant William Leitzel is in charge of the office and three detectives are assigned to the office on a permanent basis.  Lt. Leitzel follows up on all offenses that need investigation and have been committed by persons under the age of 16 years old.  These officers also follow up on all offenses committed within the West Seneca School System.  Child Abuse and Child Neglect cases are an important area that our Family Offense Unit works on.  Detectives from this office follow up on all reports of child abuse and child neglect.  They work closely with New York State Child Protection and Erie County Family Court in this area.  In addition to these investigations most Missing Person cases are investigated by this office and most matters that need petitioning to Erie County Family Court also are handled by the unit.

Lt. Leitzel is in charge of the West Seneca Youth Court which is utilized for many minor offenses that cannot be sent to the family court system.  In order for a case to be sent to the New York State Family Court System the incident must constitute a crime.  Many times incidents that consist of only harassment or disorderly behavior need to be addressed.  Under New York State Law these cases are not of a criminal level.  Our youth court is a venue that can be used to addressed these issues.  For more information on our youth court and how it is structured and operated contact us via email at Detective Lt. William Leitzel

Detective Lt. Leitzel in addition to his regular duties in the office is responsible for the supervision of of school programs.  Our school programs include DARE and a number of other classroom presentations that are age appropriate for the students to whom they are presented.

Detective Duane Wisniewski, Detective James Kocieniewski, and Detective Anthony Serafini follow up on calls that our department handles that are designated as domestic violence as defined by New York State law.  Detectives follow up on these cases to make sure that the victim or victims in these cases receive the services that they need.  Detectives will work with the Erie County District Attorney's Office to make sure that cases that need criminal prosecution are documented properly.  They also coordinates with Erie County Family Court on cases that the victim wishes to be handled in this venue.   Detectives also deal with social issues reported to this department that involve the elderly.  Detectives work to make sure that any cases of possible elderly abuse or neglect are addressed and the proper government organizations become involved in the matters.

Erie County Family Court PINS Diversion