Area police — July 22

Three charged in Silver Creek, Sheridan vehicle larcenies

Three people — a Silver Creek man, a 17-year-old and a juvenile — have been arrested in connection with a number of vehicle larcenies that occurred earlier this month in the town of Sheridan and village of Silver Creek.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies allege that on July 14, the three individuals entered three vehicles taking money, pills and a debit card. Michael A. Vanschaick, 31, was charged with a felony conspiracy charge and endangering the welfare of a child in each location due to him acting with a juvenile to commit these crimes.

The male and 17-year-old female are to be in both the town of Sheridan court and Village of Silver Creek court at a later date to answer the charges. The juvenile will be petitioned to the Chautauqua County Family Court to answer the complaint filed.

Man accused of Pomfret burglary arrested

An arrest has been made in a Pomfret burglary.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, James Hanson, 32, no current address, was taken into custody this morning and charged with second-degree burglary.

Deputies said on Wednesday around 12:15 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Chautauqua Road resident alleging that Hanson had unlawfully entered his residence and was later observed running into a wooded area.

The Sheriff’s Office, along with Fredonia village and state police searched the area but were unsuccessful.

Two days later around 7:40 a.m. Hanson was spotted in the village of Fredonia. He was taken into custody, arraigned in Pomfret Town Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash/$40,000 property bond bail.

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