Friday, December 30, 2011

State Police and the Steuben County Sheriff's Department make Burglary arrest

 The New York State Police based on Bath and Painted Post and the Steuben County Sheriff's Office report the arrest of a Town of Addison resident after concluded a 1 1/2 year old joint investigation into area burglaries. The burglaries that were solved include the Pinnacle Golf Course in Addison, the Addison Town Highway Department, a private barn in the Town of Thurston, the Ranch 226 Bar and the Cream of the Crop Ice Cream shop located in the Town of Bradford.

The State Police have recovered two ATV's stolen from the private barn in Thurston and a chainsaw stolen from the Addison Town Highway Department.

On December 23rd, the Sheriff's Office executed a Search Warrant at a private piece of property on the Miller Road in the Town of Addison. The Search Warrant resulted in the recovered of the floor safe that had been stolen out of the Pinnacle Golf Course office in July of 2010.

Arrested in connection to these investigations was Eric B. Freeland, age 28, formerly of County Route 2 in Addison. Freeland was charged this afternoon with (3) counts of Burglary in the Third Degree, class D felonies, and (1) count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony.

Freeland was arraigned before Town of Bath Justice James Burns who committed Freeland to the Steuben County Jail on $7500.00 cash bail or $15,000 property bond. Freeland is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Bath Justice Court on January 11, 2011 to answer the charges

Further charges are pending by the State Police and will be presented to the Grand Jury.

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