An anonymous tip has helped Dunkirk Police solve a break-in at the Dunkirk Little League field.
Five North Roberts Road residents have been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a brand-new wireless sound system from a shed at the Wright Park facility.
Charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree were Chanz Spencer, 19, Felicia Echaevarria, 26, and Zachary Plumley, 18, all of 34 N. Roberts Road.
Adam Sanabria, 18, also of 34 N. Roberts Road was charged with burglary in the third degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree.
A 17-year-old North Roberts Road youth was also charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree and burglary in the third degree.
All five were arraigned in Dunkirk City Court on Tuesday before Judge Walter Drag on the felony counts and were remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail, which was set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 property bond for Spencer, Echaevarria, Sanabria and the juvenile. Plumley's bail was set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 property bond.
Little League officials reported the sound system was stolen from a storage shed at the field sometime between 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Dunkirk Police were notified and began investigating.
According to Dunkirk Police, an anonymous tip was received and a subsequent investigation led officers to interview residents at the Roberts Road location, where the residents admitted to having the sound system in their possession. The system was turned over to Dunkirk Police and it was verified that it was the $1,100 sound system stolen from the Little League.
Warrants were applied for and the subjects were then arrested and arraigned in City Court on Tuesday before Judge Walter Drag on the felony counts. The subjects were remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of bail, which was set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 property bond for Spencer, Echaevarria, Sanabria and the juvenile. Plumley's bail was set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 property bond.