The Dunkirk Police Department concluded investigation of three separate burglaries with the arrest of three 16 year old male subjects, two of which are from Dunkirk and the other from Fredonia and 62 year old Alan Mazany of Dunkirk.
On Monday, November 14th, at approximately 11:40 AM, Dunkirk Police were called by a concerned resident to subjects acting suspicious near a West Talcott St. address. Upon police arrival, they observed at least two subjects running from the area. They were tracked down by patrol officers to a Lincoln Av. address where one was detained in the backyard and another, with a backpack of stolen property was attempting to hide from police in the attic of the residence. Further investigation in that residence resulted in stolen property from a Maple Av. burglary from November 10th being recovered at that location. As a result of this incident, one 16 year old was charged with 2 counts of Burglary in the Second degree, 2 counts of Petit larceny and one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen property in the 5th degree. The two other 16 year olds were charged with 1 count each of Burglary 2nd, Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen property in the 5th degree. 2 were arrested that day and arraigned on November 15th in City Court with the third arrested on a City Court warrant and arraigned November 21st in City Court. Bail set at $21,000 Cash or $42,000 property bond on each subject. Due to Youthful Offender status, the names are not being released.
Mazany’s arrest resulted from an investigation into a stolen safe from a Main St. residence. Mazany entered the residence on at least two separate occasions during late October and early November and removed a safe and its contents. He was arrested on a warrant from City Court Judge Walter Drag charging him with 2 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree and 2 counts of Petit Larceny. He was arrested on November 16th and arraigned the next day in City Court. His bail was set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 property bond and was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.
It is not believed that the burglary resulting in Mazany’s arrest and the Maple Av. and Talcott St. incidents are related in any way. The estimated value of property recovered that included electronic devices and jewelry is estimated at approximately $1,000.