Local Teens Arrested After They Are Found on Roof of Ithaca Home Depot
Two Cortland County teens are facing charges after they were found on the roof of the Home Depot Store in Ithaca. Police say they may been trying to break-into the store.
On Friday night, Ithaca police were called to the Home Depot on Elmira Road for a report of people on the roof. The Home Depot has been burglarized four times since March 30th.
Police arrived and spotted three people running from the scene. All three were apprehenced 18 yearrold Igor Sokolik of Homer, and 19 year old Paul Priadoun of Cortland, and a 17 year old were all arrested and charged with criminal trespass.
About a half hour before Ithaca Police were called to Firehouse Subs on S. Meadow Street for a report of people seen on the roof.
Firehouse Subs was burglarized twice within the last 10 days, on August 8th, and on August 12th.
Officers found and arrested 19 year old Khaliq M. Gale, of Ithaca and 22 year old Gabriel Pontes, also of Ithaca.
Both were charged with criminal trespass. Gale is also charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance after police say they found narcotics and drug paraphernalia on him. Gale was arraigned Saturday morning and released on his own recognizance. Pontes was released with an appearance ticket.
Officers say they did not find any evidence that either business had been broken into and nothing to date has been reported stolen in connection with the incidents.