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Arrests Made In Several Erie County Burglaries

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Many families throughout Erie county are breathing a sigh of relief, after receiving some of their stolen items back.
The good news came after police made arrests for a number of burglaries.

It was a big setback for many families, when they realized they'd been burglarized, but on Thursday, their luck turned around.

Families like Fred and Annette Dunn showed up to the state police barracks Thursday in Lawrence Park, to retrieve some of their belongings that had been stolen last week in a burglary.

They were one of many victims in east county that fell prey to the burglars.

Investigators say 36-year old Timothy Wilson and 19-year old Sebastian Mills committed those burglaries, along with several others throughout Erie county, from Venango to McKean townships.

Police searched their apartment at 29th and Chestnut on Thursday, along with their vehicles, and seized 26 stolen rifles, 4 handguns. They also recovered lots of electronics, jewelry and other valuables.

For the victims who thought they'd never see their belongings again, these arrests were very welcome.

"Someone came into my home while I was there, and I could hear the doors close, dogs were barking, they got out really fast when I came out my laptop was missing from my home," said Fred Dunn of Wattsburg. "(They stole) A pellet rifle, random things like that, car keys and a mag light flashlight. So nothing of real extreme value but just the idea that they were inside your home was a big deal," Dunn added.

These arrests came as the result of a collaborative police investigation.
Erie and Millcreek police assisted State Police in their investigation.

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