Three Cortland County residents, two of them teenagers, have been accused of burglaries that happened in January at multiple locations in Cortlandville.
Cortland County sheriff’s deputies said they responded Jan. 9 to Doug’s Powersports Unlimited on Route 281 and a Coffee Mania stand on Groton Avenue in Cortland, and found substantial damage at both businesses and cash and merchandise taken from Coffee Mania.
Deputies discovered Thomas Shutts, 19, and two teens had unsuccessfully attempted to enter Doug’s Powersports and caused damage in their attempt.
The suspects then allegedly damaged Coffee Mania in the process of entering the business, deputies said. They stole an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise.
The suspects also entered Grace Christian Fellowship Church during off hours while the church was closed to the public, deputies said.
A 17-year-old teenager was arrested on Feb. 1 on felony counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree attempted burglary. The teen was also charged with misdemeanor counts of fifth-degree conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child. He was brought to Town of Cortlandville Court on Feb. 1.
Shutts was arrested on April 18, and faces the same charges. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to re-appear in Cortlandville Town Court at 11 a.m. on May 20.
A 16-year-old was arrested on the same charges April 22 and arraigned in the youth part of Cortland County Court.
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