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4 teens blamed for string of burglaries in WNY

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 14:52:06-04

Four teenagers are being blamed for a string of burglaries across three Western New York towns.

On Tuesday, the New York State Police arrested Kyle J. Beauchamp 18; Aiden M. Hyde 18; Lance C. Fowler, 18; and a 15-year-old girl on burglary charges after allegedly catching the group red-handed. The three 18-year-olds were also charged with endangering the welfare of a child due to the age of the girl.

Troopers were originally called to James Court and Heather Drive in the Town of Clarence for a suspicious vehicle complaint. Troopers found an empty gray 2006 Saturn Ion parked on James Court.

Investigators determined that the occupants of the car were in a nearby residence on Heather Drive, burglarizing the home, according to police.

 As Troopers approached the residence the four suspects ran and a foot chase ensued.  All four suspects where apprehended.

Police say a large amount of merchandise was located in the 2006 Saturn. Further investigation showed that the teens that the suspects have been involved in other larcenies from vehicles and criminal trespass incidents in the Town of Clarence, Town of Amherst and the Town of Lancaster.

The 15-year-old female was turned over to her parents and is to appear at family court on a later date. Beauchamp, Hyde and Fowler were arraigned in the Town of Clarence Court and all remanded to the Erie County Jail.

If you have been a victim of a recent vehicle or residential larceny/burglary and have not reported it, contact SP Batavia at 585-344-6200.  Police are attempting to locate more victims due to some evidence seized from the suspects.