• Erie Co. Blotter.

Commercial Burglar Arrested In Joint Investigation.


On December 29, 2020, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation out of SP Collins arrested James S. Meehan Jr., 24 of Versailles, NY for Burglary 3rd degree.


On December 24, 2020, Troopers out of SP Collins responded to the Community Bank in the village of Gowanda, NY for an alarm. Meehan entered the bank by forced entry. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) handled a burglary in the village of North Collins Community Bank with the same suspect earlier on December 29th. The NYSP and ECSO put a picture of the suspect on social media and Meehan was quickly identified.


Meehan was located and arrested. Meehan was transported to SP Collins and processed. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the with ECSO closed both cases due to the cooperation of bank staff and the public.

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