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March 18, 2013- Town of Elma- Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing the arrest of two men for the theft of scrap metal from a Town of Elma business.

 Deputy Joseph Raczynski was on patrol on Transit Rd. in the Town of Elma at approx. 3:05 a.m. when he observed a vehicle pull out of the parking lot of the Cove Restaurant.  Because the business was closed, Deputy Raczynski stopped the vehicle to investigate their reason for being there.  During the investigation scrap metal was discovered in the car.  The occupants of the vehicle stated that they had permission from the business owner to take the metal.  The owners were contacted and advised that no one had permission to remove anything from the property.  David Tanyi, 24, and Jason Meyer, 24, both of Depew were arrested and charged with petit larceny and trespass. 

They were released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Elma Court at a future date.