Detectives on Monday nabbed a Gloversville man considered a prime suspect in a two-city theft spree over the past month.
Todd J. Brown of 34 Wells St. was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, petty larceny and stolen property possession, according to a release from the Gloversville Police Department.
The charges relate to a Sept. 29 burglary at Herrl Woodcraft on Hamilton Street, one of a dozen burglaries that took place in the cities of Gloversville and Johnstown and in the town of Johnstown.
Police in the release say detectives from Johnstown and Gloversville are following up on leads and gathering property that’s been stolen since late September and they allege Brown may be the culprit in those crimes as well.
Other sites police are eyeing in the probe include A. Zarrelli Construction Co., Don’s Auto, Sacandaga Elk’s Lodge, Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, Derosa’s shoe repair and Mud’s deli, all in the city of Gloversville.
In the city of Johnstown, police are probing burglaries at Auto World, Bear Muffler and Pleasant Avenue garage and, in the town of Johnstown, M & H Restoration and Waylett’s garage were burglarized, according to police.
Police are reporting they believe Brown acted alone, but several subjects are being interviewed as police consider charges of purchasing and possessing stolen property.
Brown was being held pending arraignment in Gloversville this morning, according to police.
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