Jeffrey A. Miles, 34, was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, Orchard Park police said.
Miles was transferred to an emergency medical station at Ralph Wilson Stadium for treatment.
Officers called the children’s mothers in Olean and made arrangements for the women to pick them up, police said.
The harsh weather at Sunday’s game did not curtail rowdy and drunken behavior on the part of other fans.
Orchard Park police also arrested a Toronto man on charges of reckless endangerment and assault after he threw two propane cylinders into a bonfire. Two people suffered burns and required treatment in Erie County Medical Center.
John Musikka, 40, was charged in that incident and later released on $300 bail.
Stadium security officers arrested 17 individuals on charges ranging from possession of alcohol by minors to disorderly conduct.
With the Bills’ season now at an end, Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz described policing efforts as commendable in making sure the general public was protected.
He explained that he assigned several extra officers to patrol around the stadium before, during and after the games. Back at the police station, an extra lieutenant routinely helped supervise processing of those arrested.
The Bills’ organization, the chief added, was more proactive this season in curtailing rowdy behavior.
“I believe the Bills have an interest in having a safe and secure environment for the fans, and if you do something wrong, you’re going to face arrest,” Benz said.
During the just-completed season, 216 people were arrested, most inside the stadium, but some outside of it.
Also on Sunday, state police made two traffic arrests following the Bills-Colts game.
Martin J. Rutecki, 22, of Colden, was charged with drunken driving after his vehicle crashed into a mailbox and ended up in a ditch on Boston State Road, troopers said.
Frank R. Dulak, 19, of Depew, was stopped on Transit Road in Lancaster for an unsafe lane change, according to troopers. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
In total, state police issued 22 traffic tickets to motorists following the game.
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Buffalo Bills safety and former Rock Hill High standout Ko Simpson was arrested outside a Rock Hill bar early New Year’s Day after police say he interfered while they were trying to arrest Simpson’s friends.
But the 25-year-old NFL player contends he was simply checking on his friends when he was handcuffed and taken to jail.
“It’s not what happened,” Simpson said of the account presented in a police report. “Basically man, this is a bunch of bull.”
Simpson was charged with hindering police. He was released on a $470 bond about two hours after he was arrested.
Officers went to Celebrations bar on Cherry Road just after 2 a.m. to help security with a crowd leaving the bar and because of a possible assault in the parking lot, according to a Rock Hill police report.
While police were there, security officers at the bar stopped 28-year-old Frederick Hart for speeding through the parking lot, the report stated. Hart became angry and argued with officers, refusing to leave.
Rock Hill police warned him that he could be arrested if he didn’t calm down and leave, the report stated. Hart then began yelling, “(Forget) it, take me to jail,” according to the report, and he was charged with disorderly conduct.
While police were dealing with Hart, Dyann Linen, a passenger in his vehicle, grew angry with the officers and, while “highly intoxicated,” began cursing at them, the report stated.
Several times, police told her to stay in the vehicle and relax, according to the report.
When Linen dropped her cell phone on the ground, an officer reached to pick it up and Linen hit him in the back of the head, the report said.
She was then charged with disorderly conduct. The officer was not injured.
Simpson was in the vehicle and “was being verbally abusive” to police, the report stated.
He was asked to leave several times, but replied, “I’m Ko Simpson with the Buffalo Bills. I am worth millions!”
Simpson finally began to leave the parking lot. But as police were struggling with those under arrest — including Linen, who was trying to kick the window out of a patrol car — Simpson returned and walked up yelling, trying to get to Hart, according to the report.
“This created more of a officer safety issue, and Simpson was then arrested,” the report stated.
Simpson, however, disputes the police report’s details.
After a New Year’s party, Simpson said, he was leaving the bar with his girlfriend. She was driving and he was riding in the front seat when he noticed his friend, Hart, and Hart’s girlfriend, Linen, having problems with the police.
The couple stopped because Simpson wanted to see what was going on, he said. Officers told him to leave, or he would go to jail.
His girlfriend started to pull away, but Simpson saw Linen on the ground struggling with the police and got out of the car. An officer met him en route to the scene.
“I went down there to see what was going on,” he said. “By the time I get down there, they put the handcuffs on me.”
Simpson denies yelling about his status while in the parking lot, though he acknowledged relaying that information as he was being taken to jail.
“I let them know how I felt once he got me in that car,” he said, adding he was asking why he was being arrested.
Simpson said he paid his fine that night and won’t have to go to court. But when asked if he would go to court to challenge the charge, he said, “I don’t know. I’m going to let my people handle that.”
Simpson also said the incident is being exaggerated by the media.
“Y’all making it bigger than what it really is,” he said.
As a high school senior, Simpson helped lead Rock Hill to the 2002 Class AAAA Division I state championship.
He played two seasons at the University of South Carolina before Buffalo made him the 105th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft.
That year, Simpson signed a four-year, $2.13 million deal with the Bills. He made $445,000 this year, and is due $530,000 next year.
Scott Berchtold, the Bills vice president of communications, issued this statement Friday about Simpson’s arrest: “We are aware of the report and are currently in the process of gathering the facts.”
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Maybe Buffalo Bills fans from Southern Ontario were just celebrating the upcoming Bills game in Toronto next Sunday.
Whatever the reason, 21 of the 33 people arrested by deputized security officers and Orchard Park police Sunday at the Bills-49ers game hail from Ontario.
That staggering 64 percent contrasts sharply with the Bills’ estimate that Canadians make up roughly 15 percent to 20 percent of the team’s home crowds.
Law-enforcement officials were reluctant to voice any theories about the large percentage of Ontario residents, including one man who was arrested twice.
“I think it was a pretty typical Sunday afternoon game,” Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew D. Benz said Monday, noting that the 34 arrests — one man was arrested twice — were down a bit from previous games.
Orchard Park police also arrested Haddad on a charge of obstructing governmental administration.
Facing disorderly conduct charges are Ryan J. Krause, 23, of Spencer; Robert E. Campbell, 28, of Brooklin, Ont.; Anil Puri, 27, of Richmond Hill, Ont.; Bobby Puri, 34, of Stony Creek, Ont.; Sunny Singh Khosta, 22, of Ottawa; and Sean J. Curry, 23, of Amherst.
Charged with exposure, usually for urinating in public, were Timothy P. Gallagher, 32, of Brampton, Ont.; Gregory P. Dewar, 29, of Burlington, Ont.; Derek J. Klein, 24, of Binghamton; Dwayne L. Peterson, 48, of Mount Hope, Ont.; Brent K. Easton, 26, of Lindsay, Ont.; Stephen A. Munro, 30, of Oshawa, Ont.; Nicholas A. Romano, 20, of Cheektowaga; and Lukas R. Rohrbacher, 30, of Kitchener, Ont.
Three people were charged with grand larceny: Michael G. A. Martino, 24, of Brantford, Ont.; Anthony D. Auliello, 22, of Markham, Ont. and Marco Dileo, 22, of Markham, Ont. Facing a petit larceny charge is Edwin D. Weiskerger, 49, of Depew.
Also arrested were Kyle E. Connelly, 27, of Orlando, Fla., charged with criminal possession of marijuana; Robert L. Weber, 54, of Angola, resisting arrest; Matthew D. Cady, 23, of Northeast, Pa., criminal mischief; Alfonzo Cataldo, 32, of St. Catharines, Ont., unlawful possession of marijuana; and Duane A. Goodison, 25, of Liverpool, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.
Authorities also ejected 128 fans and turned away another 48 at the entrance gates, for being too intoxicated.
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The call came out early in the third quarter Sunday to investigate numerous complaints of a commotion in a ladies’ restroom across from Section 336 in Ralph Wilson Stadium.
It didn’t take security officers long to figure out the cause of what police later called a “public disturbance” in the restroom.
A woman, law enforcement officials said Monday, was having sex with her boyfriend in a bathroom stall.
The couple was arrested, two of 37 people arrested at the stadium by Orchard Park police and Erie County sheriff’s deputies before, during and after Sunday’s Bills-Jets game.
Police charged Alicia A. Venneman, 29, of Northville, in the southern Adirondacks, with disorderly conduct.
They also charged a man whom police identified as her boyfriend, Jeramy H. Kemper, 31, of Mayfield, with trespassing and resisting arrest.
“This was inappropriate behavior in public,” Scott Berchtold, Bills vice president of communications, said Monday. “Our security staff reacted accordingly, and law enforcement officials were called in to handle the situation.”
After being convicted in a nonjury trial, each of them was fined $500 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Authorities made 16 arrests at the San Diego game two weeks earlier, 39 at the Oakland game Sept. 21 and 28 at the Seattle game Sept. 7.
Charged with disorderly conduct Sunday were Robert J. Phillips, 28, of Ontario; Mark J. Webster, 22, of Hamilton, Ont.; Eric M. Sholtz, 33, of the City of Tonawanda; John A. Betzig, 41, of Depew; and Alicia J. Scholtz, 31, and Todd A. Scholtz, 32, both of North Tonawanda.
Criminal trespass charges were filed against Wesley Couto, 27, of Cambridge, Ont.; Michael B. Barlow, 24, of Elmira, Ont.; Joshua F. Greenwalt, 18, of Lockport; Timothy Raywood, 21, of New Jersey; Peter J. Cummings, 30, of Atlanta; Daniel J. Cummings, 23, of Williamsville; Steven W. Wilson, 48, of Hamilton, Ont.; Scott K. Miller, 25, of Toronto; Heather R. Barniac, 18, of Greenwood; and Shawne E. Porter, 20, of Hornell.
Seven people were charged with unlawful possession of alcohol: Michael R. Ferguson and Mark D. Ferguson, both 19, of Ancaster, Ont.; Michael A. Fallis, 20, of Hamilton, Ont.; Brian R. Lux, 18, of West Seneca; Michael Multer, also known as Ryan Multer, 19, of Penn Yan; Travis S. Duchmann, 18, of Hamburg; and Matthew J. Bratcher, 19, of Hamburg.
Facing charges of obstructing governmental administration are Kevin F. Dawson, 22, of Caledonia, Ont.; and Jason J. Virtue, 36, and Mark A. Virtue, 34, both of Brantford, Ont.
Orchard Park police also arrested Brandon P. Ferraro, 21, of Caledonia, Ont., on charges of assault and robbery; James C. Allen, 21, of Buffalo, marijuana possession; Mark J. Boyd, 45, of Hempstead, harassment and resisting arrest; and Deborah A. Wales, 46, of Arizona, DWI.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested five, including disorderly conduct charges against three Ontario residents: Ivan Mitar, 24; Nicholas Fox, 25; and Andrew MaCartney, 25. They charged Keenan VanRooyen, 16, of Ontario, with underage drinking; and Duane Gworek, 47, of North Tonawanda, with DWI.
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