Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrests two local people responsible for multiple larcenies from vehicles:
Germantown, N.Y.: Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that two local 16 year olds were arrested for a string of larcenies from motor vehicles parked in the hamlet of the Town of Germantown. On Saturday July 8th, 2017, the Sheriff’s Office received calls from several residents reporting their unlocked vehicles were rummaged through, and some reported items stolen. The larcenies occurred on Maple Avenue, Church Avenue and Main Street in Germantown.
Sheriff’s Deputies conducted an investigation and with the help of the public through interviews and tips, two 16 year old males were identified. Their names are not being released due to their age. They were both charged with three counts of Petit Larceny, which are class “A” Misdemeanors. They were issued appearance tickets for Germantown Town Court and are scheduled to appear on July 26th, 2017 at 7:00pm. Many of the items that were stolen have been recovered and are being processed as evidence.
The investigation was handled by Deputy Patrick Mayo, Sergeant Jeffrey Hofstetter, and Senior Investigator William Foster. The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by Chief Brian Dubois, of the Town of Germantown Police Department.