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Four arrested in church burglaries

Area law enforcement officials believe they have arrested four people responsible for a rash of burglaries at churches in Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties. Ranging from 18 to 20-years-old, the four individuals, three men and one woman, have been charged with an assortment of crimes including burglary, conspiracy and grand larceny. They are charged with robbing eight churches over a three-day period and stealing safes, cash and musical instruments.

Those charged are:

-Thomas Archer, 18, of Machias

-Christopher Rose, 18, of Machias

-Danae Chiarilli, 18, of Cuba, NY

-Christopher Boilard, 20, of Franklinville

The defendants were arraigned and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.