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Little Falls men charged for several burglaries in Fulton County

CAROGA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two Little Falls men have been charged in connection with several burglaries over the past few weeks in the Town of Caroga.

Fulton County Sheriff Thomas J. Lorey said that a break in the case came Monday night thanks in part to an alert resident. Shortly after 8 p.m. On Monday, December 13, the Sheriff's Office received a phone call from a resident of pine Lake Road that a suspicious vehicle was in the area and it matched the description of the same vehicle spotted at a prior time when several seasonal camps had been entered.

Members of the uniformed and investigative divisions responded to the area of the suspicious vehicle, but the witness reported that four individuals had fled into the heavily wooded area at the end of the Pine Lake Road. The suspicious vehicle was secured and a house by house search was commenced.

A Fulton County Sheriff's K-9 named Mocha, along with his handler - Corrections Officer Burt Simonds - responded and began tracking sets of footprints around over a dozen dwellings that entry had been attempted.

As the K-9 team tracked the individuals, the pursuit continued until four subjects were spotted and detained by a Sheriff's Investigator.

Following interviews at the scene and back at the Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Lorey said that two people had been charged:

Carl C. Johnson, 25, of Little Falls

Edward Guyer, 17, of Little Falls

Both were charged with one count of second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and petit larceny. This stems from a burglary that occurred at an earlier date to a dwelling on Fulton Road where deputies allege that Johnson and Guyer entered, did damage and stole property.

Both were arraigned before a Town of Caroga Justice and sent to the Fulton County Jail.

Sheriff Lorey said that investigators have recovered stolen property valued at thousands of dollars, which was located after a search of the suspects' residences.

Sheriff Lorey went on to say that this crime spree occurred at numerous year-round and seasonal homes on Kasson Drive, Fulton Road, Jung Road, Green Lake Road, Point Breeze Road, and Pine Lake Road, all in the Town of Caroga, and all in the past two-week timeframe.

More arrests are expected as the investigation continues.

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