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Falconer man arrested for allegedly burglary spree in Warren Co., PA...

A Falconer man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into several businesses -- and an American Legion post -- in Warren County, PA the past five months.  State Police in Warren say they arrested 42 year-old Richard Schultz, Junior following a lengthy investigation into the break-ins.  Two of them occured at the Sugar Grove american Legion last June 11... and, again on August 3.  Troopers say Schultz is accused of stealing 8-thousand dollars in cash... and, other goods.  Other burglaries occured at Wilcox Brothers True Value... Chase Auction House... and, Youngsville Hardware.  Police say they were assisted by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department... and, Schultz was found in the McKean County Jail.  He was arraigned on five counts of Felony burglary... two counts of Felony Theft... three counts of Misdemeanor Theft... and, five counts of criminal mischief.  Schultz was sent to the Warren County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Sheriff reflects after successful end to stand-off results in no injuries...

Ensuring public safety is the main priority when police are dealing with a standoff.  With that... Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says Tuesday's operation in Sinclairville -- for the most part -- achieved that.  Gerace says the ordeal began after they received a call about a despondent person in a Water Street residence around 12 p.m.  He says it's involves patience... and, being prepared when you have a "situation like this."  After a lengthy time of discuss and negotiations with the man... Gerace says the unidentified subject came out of the home peacefully about 6:40 p.m.  Gerace thanked the State Police, SWAT team members and local firefighters for assisting at the scene.  He says preparations and training made a difference.  In fact... Gerace says they were getting ready for an overnight operation when they finally talked the man out.  The man was taken to WCA Hospital for observaton and treatment.  Gerace says no charges will be filed in the case.


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