Sheriff’s Office Investigating Recent Break-Ins

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said it is investigating several vehicle break-ins that have occurred in the towns of Pomfret and Portland.

In a news release, the Sheriff’s Office said it has received reports of several break-ins in the last week, with suspects taking loose change, CD players and GPS units. Police say anything of value is being taken during the larcenies.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the suspects may be using bicycles to get around after the break-ins, which police say are occurring late at night.

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for anyone with knowledge of the larcenies. Those with information can call 753-4925 or 753-4907. A WeTip reward also is being offered for information that may result in an arrest.

WeTip is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to taking anonymous tips from anywhere in the country 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. WeTip allows citizens from all over the nation to anonymously call crime information into one central headquarters, which is manned by live operators.

The program will immediately link information regarding a crime to local law enforcement agencies where the crime occurred. WeTip offers rewards up to $1,000 when the anonymous tip leads to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone wishing to call WeTip regarding the larcenies in Pomfret and Portland is asked to call 800-782-7463.