Detectives Make Several Arrests in Larceny, Burglary Cases

Modified: May 23, 2016 2:34pm


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Detective bureau made several arrests over the weekend in several open larceny cases.


Benjamin White, 23 of Brant, was arrested on criminal possession of stolen property after detectives investigated a burglary of a Cayuga Road residence in the Town of Brant.  The detectives’ investigation revealed White was in the possession of several items reported stolen during a burglary on May 4.  White was released on his own recognizance and faces additional court appearances.


Detectives arrested Jennifer Moore, 33 of Angola, for falsifying business records and grand larceny, both felonies, after their investigation determined the subject was voiding cigarette transactions after a customer left with the merchandise.  It was observed on surveillance recordings that Moore would void the transaction after the sale and later steal the matching funds while reconciling the cash drawer.  The defendant was arraigned in Brant Town court and released on her own recognizance.


Grand larceny and identity theft charges were placed on Thomas Tisdell, 24 of Springville after Detectives investigated reports of a stolen credit card and fraudulent purchases.   The Detectives obtained surveillance footage from several businesses from in and around Springville and observed the defendant make numerous charges that corresponded with the credit card statements.  Tisdell was also charged with petit larceny and was released on appearance tickets for Springville Village Court on June 17.


While investigating a reported larceny on May 28, at JC Penney’s in the Eastern Hills Mall, Detectives discovered a second incident by their suspect.  Surveillance equipment captured Ricardo Carmona, 38 of Buffalo, taking bottles of cologne without paying for the merchandise.  During review of surveillance video, the subject was observed committing the second larceny.  The defendant was arrested and charged with petit larceny and was released.


William Pendrys, 21, of Grand Island, was arrested by Detectives and charged with burglary, criminal possession of cocaine, criminal mischief, and unlawful possession of marijuana after an investigation revealed the subject broke into a Revere Road residence and stole electronic goods, jewelry, and cash.  Pendrys is housed the Erie County Holding center on $5,000.00 bail.


Detectives arrested an 18-year-old female from Grand Island after the sheriff’s office received reports of fraudulent checks were cashed from the complainant’s checking account.  Detectives charged the subject with two separate counts of identity theft, grand larceny, all felonies, and forgery.  The defendant was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to be in Grand Island Town Court in June.