In a news release, Capt. James Moore reports the investigation began with the report of a burglary at a Holley St. residence in the City of Auburn. The complainant told police that the home had been entered and ransacked sometime between May 29 to 31, 2018 and a number of items were missing, including several long guns and a 60 inch television.
An investigation quickly developed leads to the location of the guns. At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, members of the Auburn Police Department and Finger Lakes Drug Task Force observed several long guns being passed from one vehicle to another in the parking lot of the Westside Plaza. When officers attempted to stop the stolen Jeep, 39-year old Aaron Peters led police on a brief chase before crashing the vehicle.
Five individuals were detained for questioning which resulted in the arrest of the three men reported below.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the Holley St. case can contact Det. Bergenstock at (315) 258-9880 or Det. Blanchfield (315) 255-4703 or the APD 253-3231. Callers are reminded that they may remain
Three Auburn men are behind bars after police pursuit Thursday evening on Auburn’s west side.
Deputy Chief Roger Anthony tells Finger Lakes News Radio officers attempted to stop a stolen Jeep on Genesee Street near Columbus Street.
The three were apprehended after a short foot chase. Three firearms were recovered from the Jeep.
32-year old Aaron Peters, 37-year old Steven Reynolds and 29-year old Jerad Stiles are all in the Cayuga County Jail facing multiple stolen vehicle, weapons and resisting arrest charges. Peters was charged with nine traffic offenses.
Peters was also arrested on a warrant for multiple charges in an unrelated domestic incident earlier this month.
Stiles was previously charged with mischief, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest in another domestic incident in March.