Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Criminal Mastermind

An old friend sent this local blotter item about an equally old friend who, it seems, has fallen on rough times.

KENT — Three people face felony burglary charges after police said they broke into a man's home while he attended his son's funeral earlier this month and stole several rifles and shotguns.

Rachel Thorn, 27, and her husband, Clayton Thorn, 30, both of Richardsville Road, and Daniel O'Connor, 27, of Peekskill Hollow Road were arrested Monday by Detective Gerald Locascio and charged with third-degree burglary.

The three were arraigned before Town Justice Joseph Esposito, who released them without bail and ordered them to appear Dec. 20 in Town Court.

The victim discovered the burglary at his Peekskill Hollow Road home about 2:35 p.m. Nov. 3 after returning home from the funeral of his 32-year-old son, police said. The Thorns and O'Connor live near the victim, although police could not say if they knew the homeowner would be at his son's funeral.

The Thorns have at least one daughter, who was born last November.

Officer Michael Crawford handled the initial call and turned the case over to Locascio. Carmel police assisted in the investigation.

Police allege that the three stole items worth more than $2,300. They included several Winchester rifles, shotguns, ammunition, scopes, an air compressor and two nail guns. Police have recovered most of the items.

(The Journal News)

C'mon Clayton - I know Duchess County living can be rough, but you're better than that. I mean, an air compressor? Really.


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