By Jeanne Sager
YOUNGSVILLE March 10, 2006 Missing power tools have police on the trail of a possible burglary ring in Youngsville.
The call came in to the Sullivan County Sheriffs Department on March 4 that someone had broken into the shop of Jim Kleins excavating business in Youngsville.
Missing were hand and power tools worth more than $3,000.
According to Detective Ed Simon, Klein reported a blue Buick Sentry had been involved in the crime.
Lo and behold, [a deputy] was on patrol in the Village of Jeffersonville when he sees the vehicle, he stops the vehicle, Simon said. Subsequently, he interviews the occupants of the vehicle.
Four of the occupants were then placed under arrest for the burglary at Klein's business.
A fifth occupant, a 14-year-old male, was released.
Some of the tools were discovered during a search of the car, along with cocaine, according to Simon.
The remainder of the tools were recovered when a search warrant was executed on a private residence, Simon said.
There have been other burglaries in the Youngsville area, Simon said, which are currently under investigation.
Currently, William Oathout, 21, and Salvatore Heinrich, 17, both of Jeffersonville; Dino Cantic, 17, of Youngsville and Martin Hubacek, 16, of Long Eddy have been charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, and endangering the welfare of a child, all felonies.
All four were also charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance for the cocaine discovered in the Buick.
They were arraigned by Town of Callicoon Justice Ed McKenna and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Additional charges are pending, Simon said. The investigation is continuing.