Three people were arrested on burglary charges early Friday morning after a Lockport Road, Oakfield, resident reported intruders in his barn, confronted them and then reported the individuals fleeing.
The suspects were taken into custody following a short high-speed chase.
Charged with burglary, 3rd, and unlawful possession of marijuana are Scott R. Miller, 20, Evan J. Shaffer, 20, and Hayden K. Ettinger, 19. Shaffer is also charged with unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, 3rd, and four traffic violations.
The possible barn break-in was reported at 2:32 a.m., Friday. The property owner went to his barn and reported finding three young men inside. They were allegedly in the process of removing electrical wire and copper tubing.
The caller reported two males fled and foot and he observed a red Pontiac Sunfire stop near his residence, do a U-turn and head off westbound on Lockport Road.
Deputy Joseph Corona located the suspect vehicle allegedly traveling at high speed on Lockport Road. He turned to pursue the vehicle, activating his emergency lights.
The Sunfire allegedly failed to stop and turned northbound on Fisher Road.
Eventually, the car did stop on Fisher Road and Corona found the three suspects in the vehicle.
Property found in the car is believed to come from a neighboring garage. The investigation is ongoing with additional charges possible.
Shaffer was bailed on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond. Bail for Ettinger was set at $10,000 or $20,000 bond, and for Miller, $25,000 or $50,000.
Assisting in the case are Investigator Tim Weis, deputies Frank Bordonaro, Kevin McCarthy, Patrick Reeves and Chris Parker along with Juvenile Officer John Dehm and the State Police.