FREDONIA – Two people were charged Friday in connection with past tense burglaries on Terrace Street, according to the Fredonia Police Department.
Police said, while investigating the burglaries, they received a call of a burglary in progress on White Street.
Officers reportedly entered into a foot pursuit with the two suspects up into the Foresthill Cemetery.
A perimeter was established around the cemetery with the assistance of the University Police, NY State Police, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and units from the Dunkirk Police to include their K-9 Unit. As a result FPD was able to apprehend the two.
Howard C. Williams III, 21, of Amherst, and Donte-Taven Donald Peay, 20, of Towawanda, were charged with petit larceny, second-degree burglary and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
The investigation is continuing and additional arrests and charges are possible.
Any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Fredonia Police Department at 679-1531.