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Copper Theft Investigation in Broome County Nets 14 Arrests

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Fourteen people are accused of stealing copper from the Greater Binghamton Health Center and the former IBM Heritage building in Broome County.New York State Police say a five month investigation resulted in the arrests following numerous complaints from the Health Center on Binghamton East Side and tips from citizens.

The 14 suspects range in age form 36 to 16 years old.  In addition there were 13 arrests for trespassing at the former state psychiactric hospital.

State police say 20 suspects were caught by troopers and Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force investigators through extensive surveillance while they were entering or exiting the buildings at the campus of the Greater Binghamton Health Center.

State police say the following suspects were arrested following the investigation, which started in October:

20 year old Chistopher Peck of New Milford, Pa., charged with attempted burglary

18 year old Dequan Perry of Endicott, charged with burglary

19 year old Nicholas Linsky of Binghamton, charged with burglary

20 year old Joshua Cope of Binghamton, charged with 2 counts of burglary and unlawful possession of marijuana.

18 year old Thomas Rigo III of Binghamton, charged with 2 counts of burglary

19 year old Alfred Reynolds of Binghamton, charged with burglary

22 Harry Reynolds Junior of Binghamton, charged with burglary

36 year old Jammy Copp of Binghamton, charged with burglary and resisting arrest

31 year Deak Copp of Johnson City, charged with burglary

35 year old Richard Copp III of Johnson City, charged with burglary

25 year old Kayla Tompkins of Johnson City , charged with possession of stolen property

32 year old Shane Lacey  of Endicott, charged with burglary

22 year old Christopher Reynolds of Johnson City, charged with burglary

A 16 year old Binghamton boy, charged with burglary.

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