Erie County Sheriff’s Office arrests suspect in Elma car larcenies with help from public

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Thanks to “numerous” tips from the public and fellow law enforcement agencies, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect connected to car larcenies that occurred in Elma in January.

ESCO detectives arrested Derek Schlifke on March 8 and charged him with three counts of grand larceny and one count of petit larceny.

He was arrested at the Erie County Correctional Facility where he is held following a recent arrest on unrelated charges, sheriff’s reports say. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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