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Burglary arrests

Two local men are facing felony charges after a series of larcenies and a residential burglary in Ticonderoga.

A Ticonderoga Police Department officer on patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a closed museum late April 20. While the officer was interviewing the vehicle occupants, he noticed numerous items which had been reported stolen over the past several days in Ticonderoga.

Officers arrested Kody J. Whitford, 18 years old, from Ticonderoga for burglary in the second degree, two counts of petit larceny and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Officers also arrested an 18 year old male who was with Whitford for criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle third degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.

As the investigation progressed, police also arrested Cody J. Taylor, 19 years old, from Ticonderoga, April 21 for his involvement in the burglary. Taylor was charged with burglary in the second degree, conspiracy in the fourth degree and petit larceny.

Whitford and Taylor were arraigned at the Ticonderoga Town Court. Whitford was released on his own recognizance, and Taylor was remanded to the Essex County Jail for lack of $15,000 cash bail. The 18 year old arrested for the misdemeanor charges was released from police custody with an appearance ticket.

The burglary occurred late April 19 to a residence on Third Avenue in Ticonderoga, and the larcenies had been occurring to vehicles left unlocked at several parts of town over several days.

Ticonderoga Police Sgt. Michael LaVallie, Patrolman Thomas Ruby and Inspector Daniel LaFrance were the arresting officers.

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