State Police helicopter swirled above Albion last night

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Albion police seek public’s help after another attempted burglary

ALBION – A State Police helicopter circled over the village for more than hour last night after another attempted break-in on the night before the first day of school.

Albion police were dispatched at 8:48 p.m. to the 200 block of Chamberlain Street in the village for a suspicious condition, Police Chief Roland Nenni said. A citizen reported that a noise was heard and two males were seen running from the rear of a neighbor’s home.

Police discovered there had been another attempted burglary by cutting a window screen and opening the window.

Albion and several police agencies searched for the suspects, but were unable to locate them and make an arrest.

The investigation is ongoing, Nenni said. Anyone with information regarding this case or other burglaries that have occurred recently is asked to contact the Albion Police Department.

The Albion Police Department’s investigation was assisted by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force, Medina Police Department K-9 Unit, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and the New York State Police Aviation Unit.

Police advise residents to secure all first floor windows and doors and to immediately report any suspicious activity.

“The investigations into the recent burglaries have revealed that many citizens have seen the suspects and their activity and failed to report it until the next day,” Nenni said. “It is crucial to report all suspicious activity when it is occurring or as soon as possible.”