posted on October 16, 2013 16:58
Two young Wyoming County residents are under arrest as part of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into burglaries of seasonal homes in several Western New York Counties.
The Livingston and Wyoming Sheriffs Offices as well as State Police have been working together to investigate the burglaries. Authorities say the men targeted seasonal homes or other structures in remote areas in Southern Livingston, Northern Allegany and eastern Wyoming Counties where the residents were not likely to be present since early summer.
Nineteen-year-old James Erb of Castile and 18-year-old Tyler Carpenter of Portageville were jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail on burglary charges. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says additional charges are expected once the investigation is complete.
Authorities say the pair – plus an unidentified juvenile who was interviewed and released to a parent with charges forthcoming – allegedly stole guns and ammunition, hunting gear, motorcycles, generators and clothing. Significant damage was reported at many of the homes.
Many of the stolen items, including guns, have been recovered.