Two teens charged in Niagara County burglary case

PORTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 14-year-old and a 17-year-old were taken into custody on Wednesday as police investigated a burglary in progress.

Niagara County Sheriff’s Deputies say they were alerted to a burglary when a neighbor saw suspicious people entering a nearby home on Ransomville Road.

When arriving on the scene, police say they found the teens inside the home, having broken in through a screen window. They allegedly had pocketed $300.

The 17-year-old, identified as Matthew Zaifert, faces charges of second-degree burglary and petit larceny. The 14-year-old faces charges in Family Court. 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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