Forestville, Perrysburg men charged with larceny
A Forestville man received four felonies along with a 45-year-old Perrysburg man, who received one himself after Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office investigation of a string of larceny and robberies.
Philip Tirone, 38, of Forestville and Robert Stepowski, 45, of Perrysburg, were charged after a Sept. 16 incident. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a report of larceny on Route 5 in Sheridan. It was determined that Tirone had entered a vehicle parked on Route 5 and stole credit cards and bank checks, police say. Tirone then used the cards and unlawfully withdrew money from an ATM in the town of Hanover.
Tirone and Stepowski, supposedly, attempted to cash/forged bank checks at a bank in the village of Silver Creek. Arrest warrants were issued for Tirone from Sheridan Town Court, Hanover Town Court and Silver Creek Village Court. Stepowski had an arrest warrant out of Silver Creek Village Court.
Tirone’s charges include, from Sheridan: fourth-degree grand larceny, a Class E Felony; third-degree unlawful possession of personal identification information. From Silver Creek: second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D Felony; second-degree forgery, a Class D Felony; fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property; from Hanover: fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a Class E Felony; petit larceny; third-degree unlawful possession of personal identification information.
Stepowski’s charges out of Silver Creek include: second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D Felony; fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Tirone and Stepowski were arraigned in their respective courts and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.