Man Charged In Stolen Car Theft, Several Other Crimes In Chautauqua County

HANOVER – A west coast native is facing a boatload of charges after allegedly burglarizing a property and stealing a car in Chautauqua County this week.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Nathan Joyce, of Medford, Oregon, was arrested just after midnight on Tuesday near a business on Route 5 and 20 in the Town of Hanover.

Through investigation, deputies allege that Joyce burglarized the location and stole a vehicle.

Deputies say Joyce was arrested nearby the scene and faces more than a dozen criminal charges, including: criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of burglars tools, criminal tampering and several other vehicle and traffic violations.

Joyce was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment where he remains in custody as he awaits further court proceedings in the Town of Hanover.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office assisted deputies with their investigation. Deputies say the vehicle was returned to its owner.


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