Four Held As Suspects In Thefts In 2 Counties - 2004

   Buffalo News. 7/11/2004 . . Three men and a juvenile have been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries that police believe occurred in two counties. Last week, while working at his part-time security job on Grand Island, Town of Niagara Officer Chris Soluri accompanied Erie County sheriff's deputies investigating a stolen stereo.
   "I had the knowledge of what had been happening in Niagara County," Soluri explained, adding that he was able to spot similarities between the Erie County cases and the ones that began in late May in Niagara.
   After an investigation led by Niagara County Sheriff's Investigator John DiPasqual, the four were arrested. Each was charged with several counts of second-degree burglary involving four cases in which they are accused of stealing jewelry and electronics.
   They are suspected of committing at least six burglaries: four in the Town of Niagara, and one each in Niagara Falls and Wheatfield, with as much as $3,000 worth of items taken from one home. Charges are pending for burglaries in Erie County.
   David E. Spencer of Isherwood Drive, Town of Niagara, and Edward J. Reppenhagen of Hewitt Drive, Lewiston, pleaded not guilty Thursday night in Niagara Town Court, where bail for each was set at $15,000. They are scheduled to return to Town Court on July 22.
   Ryan J. Pasisz, of Mayly Court, Town of Niagara, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Niagara Falls City Court. His bail was set at $15,000, and he was scheduled to return to court Tuesday. The name of the juvenile was not released.