Falconer Pair Facing Robbery, Burglary Charges After Home Invasion

Two Falconer residents are facing robbery and burglary charges stemming from a home invasion that took place in the town of Conewango in Cattaraugus County.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced the arrests of Zaid I. Mendoza, 43, and Desiray J. Corrigan, 38, both of 7 Richards Ave., Falconer. The home invasion reportedly occurred Oct. 20.

“The two allegedly entered a home uninvited and stole property from another while Mendoza was armed with a hand gun,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

The property was recovered in the pair’s Falconer home.

Mendoza was arraigned in Conewango Town Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail without bail. Corrigan was released on her own recognizance. Both are facing charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and unlawful imprisonment.

The pair was picked up at the same location where 43-year-old Jason E. Talley was taken into custody after an alleged abduction incident earlier Monday. The Ellicott Police Department had received word around 3 a.m. of a man who forced a Jeep off the road in Erie County then took a woman to the Richards Avenue home in Falconer.

Talley, the woman and Mendoza and Corrigan eventually exited the property. The woman was transported to the hospital for treatment of various injuries.

Talley is facing local charges of second-degree menacing, third-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *


Starting at $4.60/week.

Subscribe Today