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Derby man nabbed for shoplifting in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — Less than a week after a community forum on vandalism and crime, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department nabbed a Derby man after a report of a shoplifting in progress.

Around 8:46 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a business on Route 5 and Howard Street. Upon arrival deputies did confront a suspect outside of business after deputies witnessed the subject exit the business on his own.

After speaking with store staff the subject was identified to be the subject in question and found to have property on his person that belonged to the business and that he had not paid for before leaving the business.This subject was identified as Sean M. Schwartz, 27.

Deputies did take Schwartz into custody and transported him to the sheriff’s office Hanover Substation for processing. He was subsequently charged with petit larceny and released with an appearance ticket. He is to answer for the charge at a later date in Town of Hanover Court.

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