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Men accused of burglarizing homes while owners slept

Albion, N.Y. - Four men have been arrested for a string of burglaries that took place in August and September, and spanned across three counties.

The four men are accused of breaking into homes through unlocked windows and doors of nearly 30 homes in Albion, Medina, Oakfield and Lockport.

There wasn't a specific time, a specific place, a specific pattern that they were operating, said Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni. That made it very difficult for us to focus in one particular area.

Police say they would enter the homes in the late evening and early morning hours while the homeowners slept.

Typically they would cut a screen and go through an unlocked window, said Nenni. There were times they would go through an unlocked door.

In September, Johnathan Banks, 21, of Medina was arrested and charged with ten counts of Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Attempted Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Attempted Robbery in the 2nd Degree, six counts of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, seven counts of Petit Larceny, three counts of Attempted Petit Larceny, and four counts of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree.

Banks is being held in the Niagara County Jail under $160,000 bail.

On Thanksgiving Day, three more arrests were made:

Isaiah Bonk of Medina was arrested with nine counts of Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Attempted Burglary in the 2nd Degree, six counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree, seven counts of Petit Larceny, three counts of Attempted Petit Larceny, and four counts of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree.

Bonk is being held in Orleans County Jail under $50,000 bail.

Jasper Lloyd, 20, of Albion was arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, two counts of Grand Larceny 4th Degree, two counts of Petit Larceny, and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree.

Lloyd is being held in Orleans County Jail under $50,000 bail.

Thomas Shingleton, 36, of Medina was arrested and charged with Attempted Burglary in the 2nd Degree and Attempted Petit Larceny.

Shingleton is being held in Orleans County Jail under $20,000 bail.

Police say joint efforts between multiple departments helped make these arrests possible.

Every single burglary was not committed by each of the individuals but they worked together at one point in time throughout all the burglaries that occurred, said Nenni.

The investigation is ongoing, more charges and arrests are possible.

 
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