Authorities arrest two Dundee teenagers
YATES, SCHUYLER COUNTIES—The Yates and Schuyler County Sheriff’s Departments have arrested and charged two Dundee teenagers, Steven T. Crawford and Joseph C. Cook II, in connection to burglaries that happened in Dundee, Himrod, and Tyrone.
According to authorities, the Yates sheriff’s office arrested Crawford, 17, 4486 State Route 14, Dundee, and charged him with burglary in the third degree (two counts), criminal mischief in the third degree, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree. The report said Crawford allegedly broke into the Pour House and Beauty Craft in Dundee. The sheriff’s office said Crawford was arraigned in Starkey town court, June 2, and remanded to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.
Sharon Schuyler, owner of Beauty Craft, said she came to work Wednesday, June 1, and found out someone had broken in through the back door. She said she didn’t touch anything and called the sheriff immediately. Schuyler said nothing was stolen, but she doesn’t keep any money in the store overnight.
On Friday, June 10, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department said Crawford was arrested and charged with burglary in the third degree for allegedly breaking into Ray Dann’s Trading Post in Tyrone and stealing knives and cigarettes. The report said Crawford was released on $2,000 cash bail.
The Yates sheriff said Cook, 18, 9 Oakwood Estate, Dundee, was arrested and charged with three counts of burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief in the third degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and petit larceny. The report said those charges included the break-ins at the Pour House and Beauty Craft, and also at the Himrod Eagle Restaurant April 10 and 11, where $200 and liquor were stolen. Authorities said the Starkey court issued an order for Cook to appear in court as he is currently incarcerated in Yates County Jail.
The Schuyler sheriff’s department said Cook was arrested and charged with an additional count of burglary in the third degree for allegedly breaking into Ray Dann’s.
The New York State Police assisted the Yates County Sheriff’s Department in investigating the Dundee burglaries.