OBSERVER Staff Report
A Dunkirk man has been charged in connection with break-ins in the city, including a school and a business.
Joshua Anzalone, 25, of Washington Avenue was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal mischief and two counts of petit larceny.
An investigation by the Dunkirk Police Department led to the arrest of Anzalone for overnight entries into School #4 on Central Avenue and Jim's Dry Cleaners on East Fourth Street sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
Detective, patrol and crime scene officers worked throughout the day on Wednesday following leads in the investigation and as a result executed a search warrant at Anzalone's address late Wednesday afternoon.
At the time of the search warrant, Anzalone was taken into custody. This investigation is ongoing with additional charges likely related to this and other cases currently under investigation.
Anzalone was arraigned in Dunkirk City Court. He is being held on $42,000 cash or $84,000 property bail.
"I want to comment the hard work and diligence of the detectives, patrol officers, and crime scene officers of the Dunkirk Police Department on these investigations. It was a job well done," Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano said.
The Dunkirk Police Department was assisted in this investigation by assistant district attorney Grace Hanlon.
As a reminder, the Police Department encourages anyone who sees or hears anything out of the ordinary in their neighborhood or anywhere in the city to call the department at 366-2266. Help from the community on criminal cases is greatly appreciated.
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