Man accused of breaking down door to home


WESTFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) – Deputies took a Westfield man into custody who they say broke through a door to gain access to a home, shoved the resident, and then broke a second door.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home in Westfield after the incident around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The suspect, 32-year-old Joseph Timmerman, had already left the scene but was taken into custody a short time later.

Authorities say Timmerman broke into the home by busting in a door, and once inside the home, broke a second door. He also allegedly shoved the resident inside.

He is facing charges of fourth degree criminal mischief and second degree harassment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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