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Wyoming Co. teens arrested for multiple home burglaries

Nunda, N.Y. - Two teenagers and a third younger suspect in Wyoming County were arrested Tuesday and accused of burglarizing seasonal homes.

Undersheriff James Szczesniak said the arrests were connected to burglaries at seasonal homes in southern Livingston, northern Allegany and eastern Wyoming counties that had been happening since early summer.

James Erb, 19, of Castile, and Tyler Carpenter, 18, of Portageville, were arrested along with a third suspect who is too young to have his or her name reported.

According to deputies, the three suspects would intentionally target seasonal homes and other structures in remote areas where the owners were not likely to be living. Firearms, ammunition, hunting gear, motorcycles, generators and clothing were among the stolen items.

Many homes were also significantly damaged.

Erb and Carpenter were arraigned on burglary charges and remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

The third suspect was interviewed and released to a parent. Charges are forthcoming against that individual.

Livingston and Wyoming County Sheriff's offices worked with the New York State Police have been working together to solve these incidents.

Additional charges are pending against Erb and Carpenter.

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