Falconer Pair Charged In Catt. Co. Home Invasion

Two Falconer residents, whose home was surrounded by police Monday for a reported abduction, are themselves facing numerous charges following a home invasion last week in nearby 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. in the village of Falconer. The home invasion robbery reportedly occurred Oct. 20 at a home in the town of Conewango.

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

It wasn’t stated if the pair knew the homeowner or what was taken in the robbery. No injuries were reported.

The stolen property was recovered from the home of Mendoza and Corrigan in Falconer.

Mendoza was arraigned in Conewango Town Court and remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail without bail. Corrigan was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Both are facing charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and unlawful imprisonment.

The pair’s home was the scene of a brief standoff early Monday with officers from Ellicott, Jamestown and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. The Ellicott Police Department received word around 3 a.m. of a man — later identified as 43-year-old Jason E. Talley — who allegedly forced a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee off the road at an undisclosed location in Erie County. Two occupants from the Jeep were released while a woman was reportedly abducted, according to Ellicott police.

The Jeep was located on Richards Avenue around 3:10 a.m. Talley, the woman, Mendoza and Corrigan later exited the home. The woman was transported to UPMC Chautauqua for treatment of various injuries.

Talley is facing local charges of second-degree menacing, third-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. Additional charges are likely, Ellicott police said.


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