Officials Seek Assistance With Snowmobile Theft

FRENCH CREEK – A snowmobile was allegedly stolen last weekend and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance finding the perpetrator.

Sheriff’s officials say a blue 2010 Yamaha Nitro RTX SE with an Ohio registration of 5C55CE was stolen from behind the French Creek Tavern sometime between noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. The snowmobile was parked with several other sleds.

The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who may have seen the theft occur or who has information on where the sled may be located to call 1-800-78-CRIME or visit www.wetip.com. WeTip offers rewards up to $1,000 when the anonymous tip leads to an arrest and conviction.