Members of the Penn Yan Police Department arrested five individuals during a joint-investigation conducted by the Penn Yan PD, New York State Police, as well as New York State Parole.
Officers were assisting troopers in locating Joseph P. Dorsey, 24, of Penn Yan, who was wanted by State Parole and Brandon J. Thompson, 25, also of Penn Yan – who were both wanted in connection with an incident that took place outside Penn Yan.
Officers followed shoe tracks in the snow from their last known location to an address on Stark Ave., according to police. They made contact with the occupants of the apartment after several attempts.
Brittany A. Keen, Tonya M. Burleigh, and Karen E. Trautman, all Penn Yan residents said that they had not seen Dorsey or Thompson.
Keen did allow officers to search the apartment for the two males. As officers attempted to search a bathroom – Trautman obstructed officers search by entering the bathroom and closing the door.
Officers did hear individuals moving on the roof and determined that both males had escaped out the bathroom window.
Police say they then pursued the two males, who fled, and took them into custody.
Dorsey and Thompson were remanded to the Yates County Jail on no bail for a parole violation. Keen and Burleigh were charged with third-degree hindering prosecution. Trautman was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration.
All of the involved parties will answer charges in Penn Yan Village Court.