Repeat city burglar at it again

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Cortland City Police arrested 30-year-old Todd Brady early this morning, a convicted felon and repeat-burglary suspect who was caught-in-the-act once again early this morning.

Shortly before 1 am, a city patrolman observed Brady and 34-year-old Jilleen Edinger, both listed as homeless, walking on South Avenue with a large dolly filled with assorted property.

Lt. Michael Strangeway says a short investigation revealed the pair had stolen many of the items just moments prior from a South Avenue residence, where they were being allowed to stay temporarily.

Brady and Edinger were arrested and charged with the following:

  • Second-degree Burglary (F)
  • Petit Larceny (M)
  • Fourth-degree Conspiracy (M)
  • Fifth-degree Criminal Possession of Stolen property (M)

Edinger also had a throwing star in her possession, resulting in an additional misdemeanor weapons charge.

Upon following up later in the day, police also charged Brady in connection with several other recent break-ins.

One was a burglary at 26 1/2 Owego Street where he’s accused of stealing a washer and dryer, leading to another felony for Second-Degree burglary and a misdemeanor for petit larceny.

Regarding a break-in at Cortland Machine and Tool on Grant Street, Brady was hit with two additional misdemeanors for Fifth-degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Fifth-degree Conspiracy.

He’s also a suspect in a string of area burglaries reported over the past month or so.

Brady is currently being held at the City Police Department and Edinger was released on a summons for June 19.

Police believe the following confiscated items were stolen:

Residents are urged always to lock up and to report suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

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