Four charged in grand-larceny theft in city

Four individuals are facing charges after an incident on the Norfolk Southern tracks near Lucas Avenue in Dunkirk.

City police responded to a reported larceny in progress around 10 a.m. Thursday. Detectives observed four subjects enter railroad property and steal a large spool of wire valued at more than $1,000.

Patrol stopped the subjects’ vehicle a short distance later and identified the subjects as Samantha Rushforth, 27, Aron Sikes, 30, Juan Ortiz, 40, and Dakota Murphy, 26. The vehicle was towed and the stolen property was recovered. All four were charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and trespass.

All four were issued appearance tickets and released.


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