Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Two arrested in Sullivan for steal copper from Hasidic community 

State Police have arrested two people on charges that they stole copper from a Hasidic residential community in Bethel.
William Lewis, 26, and Katherine Young, 31, both of Mongaup Valley, are each charged with felony second-degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of burglar's tools, criminal mischief, petit larceny and second-degree criminal trespass.
Police were alerted to the theft by a caretaker at the community, who saw the suspects on the premises stealing the copper. They fled the scene with the witness following in his own car.
Police located the car with Lewis and Young in Middletown where they were stopped and arrested.  They were arraigned and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail each. 

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