Corry City Police Chief Rich Shopene said the police are investigating several thefts throughout the city over the last year, and specifically looking into whether some are linked.
The proximity of a couple of recent incidents might suggest they are related. Shopene said that’s not confirmed, however, the police department is definitely looking into it.
In today’s Police Beat, The Corry Journal reports that on Monday, city police took a report of theft from Foley Cozad Construction. Tools and equipment were reportedly stolen from the business’ trailer at 10 Wayne St. The report states the theft occurred sometime between mid-February and March.
On April 28 and May 5, police reported that a tool van owned by Chivers Construction Co. had been broken into and tools were stolen. Also during the April incident, a small storage container owned by Chivers was broken into and had tools and equipment stolen.
The Chivers property was stolen from 105 Pennsylvania Ave., about three tenths of a mile from the Foley Cozad theft.
Today’s Police Beat section also reports an arrest made on Tuesday in connection to thefts from a storage unit facility in the 200 block of East Main Street, about two tenths of a mile from the Pennsylvania Avenue incident.
Shopene said the storage units were broken into sometime around May 11.
Through the police investigation, Shopene said they were able to connect Steven J. Lindstrom, 26, with the break-in at the storage units. Lindstrom was arraigned in front of District Judge Denise Buell and sent to Erie County Prison on $5,000 bond.
Police also sent a news release today about a theft of a bicycle cart and solar lights from a private home in the 400 block of East Washington Street, about 200 feet from the Wayne Street incident and three- and four-tenths of a mile from the Pennsylvania Avenue incident and Main Street incident, respectively.
That theft occurred some time between May 1 and May 11.
Shopene reiterated there is no confirmed connection between the incidents, but police are continuing to investigate.