Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Olean: Bank alarm sounds-two men arrested-but not for bank robbery
Olean Patrol Officers and Investigators responded to a call
on North 24th street this afternoon a few minutes after 1:00 p.m. of two
suspicious males at the rear of a residence. According to Police Captain Robert Blovsky, the two men ran into the wooded
area near 24th street when police arrived and a foot chase ensued. Police from
the Village of Allegany and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department responded
and assisted in looking for the two males. Minutes after police started looking
for the suspects a call of a hold up alarm went out from the Olean Area Credit
Union and a state trooper responded to assist with that call. The
bank alarm was determined to be a false alarm. At 1:27 p.m. officers located
one suspect, 30-year-old Paul “PJ” Tyler, on North 21st St. and took him into
custody without incident. At 2:07 p.m., patrol officers located and arrested 30-year-old
Eric Hagen in the wooded area between the end of N. 20th St. and Constitution
Avenue without incident. Investigators later determined that the two males had
allegedly attempted to break into a residence on N. 24th s St. and fled when the alarm
sounded. Washington West elementary was
placed on lock down just as a precaution and Hamlin bank locked down also.
Tyler and Hagen were both charged with Attempted Burglary, Criminal Mischief,
Pettit larceny, Resisting arrest, and Tyler were also charged with Possession
of Burglary tools and are in City lockup awaiting arraignment. Paul “PJ” Tyler
gave and address of 203 S. 9th St. Olean and Hagan gave and address of 108 N.
2nd St. Olean.
at 5:59:00 PM