New Arrests in January Burglaries and Attempts in Cortlandville
Cortland County Sheriff’s officials are announcing more progress in the investigation into January break-ins and attempted break-ins at Doug’s Powersports Unlimited on Route 281, a church and Coffee Mania on Groton Avenue in Cortlandville
Authorities say over the past few days a second juvenile and a 19-year-old have been arraigned on a long list of charges in the case.
19-year-old Thomas Shutts, a 17-year-old boy and now a 16-year-old boy, all of Cortland, are charged with felony counts of burglary, criminal mischief and attempted burglary for the January 9 incidents. The teens are also charged with multiple misdemeanor counts of conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child.
Shutts and the 16-year-old were arrested arraigned April 18 and April 22 while the 17-year-old was arrested and arraigned in February.
Authorities say they found substantial damaged to both businesses with cash and merchandise taken from the coffee stand.
Investigators say they determined Shutts and the two juveniles had attempted to get into Doug’s Powersports unsuccessfully, but caused damage to the business and later had gained access to the Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Cortlandville while the building was closed.
The 19-year-old is supposed to be back in court next month while no court date was set for the 16-year-old.