Three held in Glove Theatre burglary

Three young men have been charged with burglarizing the Glove Theatre, including the son of a City C

The son of City Court Judge Vincent DeSantis, the individual who spearheaded efforts to save The Glove Theatre, was among three young men charged today with breaking into the building Sunday night and stealing more than $15,000 worth of tools and equipment.

James C. DeSantis, 20, of Prospect Avenue; Corey A. Wollard, 17, of Sixth Avenue; and Shawn Hemstreet, 16, of Sixth Avenue, were arrested Wednesday on counts of third-degree grand larceny and third-degree burglary. A fourth suspect was being sought late this afternoon as the three defendants were awaiting arraignment in City Court.

Gloversville Police Capt. James Lorenzoni attributed the quick arrests to what he termed “old fashioned detective work.” He said detectives also received information from individuals who reported seeing some activity near the theater the night of the burglary. In addition, Lorenzoni said, a patrolman observed a young man carrying tools at a location in the city Monday night.

Most of the items, which included over $7,000 worth of tools and carpentry equipment as well as the theater’s sound boards, microphones and walkie talkies, were recovered from a shed on the Sixth Avenue property where Wollard and Hemstreet reside.

Some items have not been recovered and are still being sought.

Police said additional charges may yet be filed against the suspects.

Categories: Schenectady County

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