Major Eugene J. Staniszewski
Troop A Commander
On August 2, 2022, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) out of SP Lockport arrested Tracy A. Murphy, 59 of Newfane, NY for Grand Larceny 3rd degree (D Felony).
On July 25, 2022, Troopers out of SP Lockport responded to Asha’s Farm Sanctuary on Coomer Road in the town of Newfane for a property retrieval of cows with the SPCA and the owner of the cows. Murphy the president and founder of Asha’s Farm Sanctuary refused to return the cows to the owner. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation collaborated with the Niagara County SPCA, Niagara County District Attorney’s Office and the Town of Newfane Offices resulting in a warrant execution to retrieve the cows from Asha’s Farm Sanctuary and the arrest of Murphy. The cows were located and returned to the owner. Murphy was arrested and transported to SP Lockport for processing. Murphy was remanded to the Niagara County Jail for centralized County arraignment.