Two New York men facing additional burglary charges

Thursday April 4, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Two men already in jail on burglary charges were arraigned this week on additional charges resulting from incidents last year.

In a written release, Cambridge-Greenwich Police reported Adam Catlin, 31, of Cambridge, was charged with two counts of burglary that he allegedly committed in the village of Cambridge in 2011 and 2012. Police said both incidents were residential burglaries at the homes of people Catlin knew, and in both instances jewelry and small amounts of cash were taken; none of which was recovered.

Catlin is currently being held at the Washington County Jail on earlier charges from last year, stemming from similar incidents in the village and town of Jackson. The new charges will be included in a plea arrangement with Catlin when he is formerly sentenced, police said.

Police also charged Joseph L. Skellie, 25, of Salem, with the burglary and attempted burglary of three area businesses on Aug. 9, 2012. According to police, Skellie allegedly stole a laptop computer and cash from Yesterday’s New Mercantile in Cambridge; a small amount of cash from Nikki’s Country Closet in Greenwich; and attempted to burglarize the Cambridge Food Co-op.

Skellie is currently being held at the Washington County Jail on a host of charges, and the latest will be included in a plea deal when he is formerly sentenced.

The arrests came as a result of a joint investigation between the Washington County District Attorney’s office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, and the New York State Police.

-- Zeke Wright


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