Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Police say burglars busted at the Pines

Police say they caught two local men in the act of burglarizing and vandalizing the former Pines Hotel yesterday.
The hotel has been plagued by vandals, squatters and the occasional suspicious fire for the past four years.
Fallsburg police were tipped off that some people had gone through the woods toward the hotel property late yesterday morning. At 11:45 a.m., cops say, they went in and found two men – Gregory Maddox, 37, and Joshua Whidbee, 30, both of South Fallsburg, stealing copper piping and other metal fixtures from the hotel’s main building. Police said Whidbee surrendered, but Maddox ran. He was caught after a brief foot chase along Laurel Avenue.
Both men were charged with third-degree burglary and criminal mischief, felonies; petty larceny and possession of burglar’s tools, misdemeanors; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Maddox was also charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.
Both were arraigned and sent to Sullivan County Jail without bail, pending appearances in Fallsburg Town Court.


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