Wanted Burglar Still At-large As Sheriff’s Office Lifts Shelter Order

WESTFIELD – The man wanted for burglarizing a hunting cabin in the Town of Westfield is still at-large. The county sheriff however has lifted the shelter in place order.

The Chautaqua County Sheriff’s Office was called burglary in progress to a hunting camp on Rt. 394 in the Town of Westfield around 2 p.m.

Deputies say a man fled from the location just prior to their arrival. A search was conducted of a very large vast wooded area, but investigators said the subject was not found.

During the search, a men’s coat was found by a Sheriff K9 that contained a males Pennsylvania Drivers License. A short time later a vehicle was found stuck on a well road nearby the house in question and this car was registered to the same man on the driver license found. The name of the suspect is being withheld.

Furthermore deputies do not believe the subject is a threat to the public but do think he could be in search of a vehicle to steal while trying to leave the area.

Law enforcement are encouraging the public to lock their cars and homes but be observant for any suspicious activity and report that activity to the Sheriff’s Office at 716-752-2131.


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