MACHIAS, NY- Four people have been arrested in connection with a string of eight church burglaries throughout Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties, State Police said Sunday.
Thomas Archer, 18, Christopher Rose, 18, Danae Chiarilli, 18, and Christopher Boilard, 20, were charged with multiple counts of burglary, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools. The four have also each been charged with grand larceny and criminal mischief.
Investigators say the group took cash, safes, musical instruments and other items of value from the churches.
Additional charges for the four are expected from the Cattaraugus County and Wyoming County Sheriff departments.