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State police arrest Cheektowaga man, 31, in burglary

JAMESTOWN — State police have charged a Cheektowaga man in connection with a June 1 burglary in the Town of French Creek, in western Chautauqua County near the Pennsylvania border.

Troopers arrested Ronald M. Smith, 31, on Thursday and charged him with second-degree burglary and making a false written statement.

In the June 1 incident, the owner came home and surprised the burglar who escaped by jumping off a second-floor balcony, police said.

Smith was arraigned in Dunkirk Town Court and sent to Chautauqua County Jail without bail.