The Cortland County Sherriff’s Office has arrested one Cortland man and two juvenile accomplices related to a string of burglaries back in January at several businesses in the Town of Cortlandville.
Deputies say 19-year-old Thomas Shutts, of Elm Street in Homer, a 17-year-old of Homer Avenue in Cortland and a 16-year-old of Clinton Street in Cortland are the accused.
On the night of January 9, the three tried and failed to break into Doug’s Powersports on Route 281, but they did cause extensive damage.
They then broke into the Groton Avenue Coffee Mania store and stole cash and merchandise before also breaking into the Grace Christian Fellowship Church on Route 281.
Sheriff’s originally only had the 17-year-old from this crime in custody, who was arraigned back on February 1 for a future court appearance.
Shutts was arraigned on Thursday of last week (April 18) and will reappear in court on May 20.
The 16-year-old was arraigned in youth court on Monday (April 22) pending a future appearance.
All three were also involved with another string of Cortlandville burglaries that occurred in October 2018.