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Three Ohio men charged in Amherst, Clarence burglaries

Three Ohio men were arrested in connection with a series of residential burglaries in Clarence and Amherst that began earlier this month. In several incidents, the homes were broken into and electronics, jewelry, tools and other items were taken.

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations located the three suspects while conducting neighborhood surveillance in Clarence. Authorities said that after the arrests, they located a large amount of items taken during the burglaries. Victims have been working with law enforcement to identify their personal property.

State Police said Shane A. Edington Sr., 44; Shane A. Edington Jr., 17, and Christopher A. Compton, 25, were charged with criminal possession of stolen property, burglary, possession of burglar’s tools and criminal mischief. Edington Jr. was also charged with false personation after troopers said he initially provided them with a false name.

The three men were arraigned in Clarence Town Court on Friday and taken to the Erie County Holding Center. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office is assisting with the case, and more charges are pending.

Authorities from the State Police stationed in Clarence, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Amherst Police Department worked together to investigate the daytime burglaries.