Two men charged in Wednesday morning burglary

JAMESTOWN – Two Jamestown men have been committed to jail without bail following a break-in Wednesday morning in the city.

Charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief are David M. Henn, 23, and Shane M. McDaniel, 20. Both charges are class D Felonies.

City police at 5:15 a.m. were dispatched to the rental store Aaron’s, 1800 Washington St., for a commercial burglary alarm. According to Jamestown police Capt. Robert Samuelson, a bowling ball was used to smash two windows at the business.

Henn and McDaniel were observed by officers walking away from the area, and were later identified as suspects. Both were taken into custody and transported to Jamestown City Jail.

The Jamestown residents were arraigned Wednesday and committed to Chautauqua County Jail, a Jamestown City Court clerk said.

A manager at Aaron’s could not provide a damage amount Wednesday. However, Samuelson said costs could exceed thousands of dollars, most of which would go to repair or replace the windows.

State law requires damage to exceed $1,500 for a second-degree criminal mischief charge.

Samuelson said Henn and McDaniel may have been upset with the business.

“They were disgruntled customers, and their goal was to get inside and cause as much damage as possible,” he said. “While they were inside they did set off the alarm.”

Jamestown police were assisted by state police.