Nighttime burglary suspects apprehended

PLATTSBURGH The Plattsburgh Police Department has made two arrests in connection with what authorities are calling a "spree" of nighttime burglaries that has occurred on the citys north side over the past three weeks. Tyrek W. Hathaway, 19, Plattsburgh, and Nikolaus E. Mudd, 17, Keeseville, were arrested Sept. 9 after a search warrant was executed at Hathaway's home on Bailey Avenue. It was there property from some of the burglaries was recovered, a department report stated. Hathaway was charged with three counts of second-degree burglary, a Class C felony, and one count of third-degree burglary, a Class D Felony. Mudd was charged with two Class C felony counts of second degree burglary. According to police, the burglaries were targeted at homes where doors were left unlocked or windows had been left open. Ten burglaries were reported and of them, six occurred while the homeowners were at home sleeping in the residence. Electronics, DVDs, money, clothing and bicycles were some of the items stolen. The break in the case early the morning of Sept. 8 was credited to a special undercover detail comprised of uniformed and detective officers. At approximately 1:30 a.m. that morning, a prowler report was received from a resident on Tom Miller Road in the city of Plattsburgh. Undercover officers responded, located and began surveilling two males riding bicycles on Boynton Avenue not far from the prowler complaint. The surveillance led officers to Lynde Street where officers became involved in a foot chase with the males after catching them apparently preparing to enter an open window to a residence. One of the males was captured and brought to the station for questioning. Hathaway was arraigned on charges before the Hon. Penelope D. Clute in Plattsburgh City Court Sept. 10. He was remanded to Clinton County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. Mudd was also arraigned before Judge Clute and remanded to Clinton County jail on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond. Hathaway is scheduled to appear before Judge Clute again Thursday, Sept. 18; Mudd will appear Wednesday, Sept. 17. Police stated more arrests are likely and further charges are pending.

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