Fish Conspiracy in Endwell
Two people are facing charges after a store manager in Endwell noticed something fishy.. literally.
Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Weis Market on Hooper Road at around 11:30 a.m. October 18 after a manager a man was seen filling a bag with a quantity of shrimp, lobster and scallops before walking out of the store.
A check of the area found 26 year old John Wittenbrader, who lists no permanent address, with a woman running through the woods south of the plaza.
A short time later, Wittenbrader and 26 year old Kaitland Woodruff of Endwell were located near Farm-to-Market Road and arrested after a minor scuffle.
A search of the woods turned up two bags of stolen seafood valued at $334.54.
Whittenbrader is charged with petit larceney and conspiracy.
Woodruff is charged with resisting arrest and conspiracy.
Authorities say the pair was conspiring to resell the stolen seafood.
Deputies say an investigation revealed Whittenbrader was wanted on three warrants in Endicott and Woodruff was wanted on warrants in Binghamton and Johnson City.