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Eight arrested for break-in at Holland Patent High School

HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. (WKTV) - Eight people have been charged with burglary in relation to break-ins at the Holland Patent High School over the weekend of May 15 and 16, 2010, according to Oneida County Sheriff's Investigators.

According to Investigator Richard Dodge of the Criminal Investigation Unit, the break-ins occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, causing over $2,500 in damage to the school. Authorities said that over the two nights, there was damage caused inside the school where windows were broken and walls were written on.

During the entry into the school on May 15, there was also money removed from the desk of one of the teachers. Investigators believe entry was gained through an open window in the school. Also during the break in on May 16, authorities said the suspects broke windows to gain access to the pool area and then went swimming.

Arrested and charged with burglary were Cory R. Abrams, 19, of Holland Patent, Ronald A. Ritzel Jr., 21, of Marcy, Ryan G. Boxall, 20, of Holland Patent, Patrick R. O'Hern, 19, of Holland Patent, Rachel L. Nadeau, 19, of Holland Patent, Rachel M. Barnard, 19, of Poland, Cody A. Bradley, 20, of Marcy, and Richard E. Joyal, 20, of Barneveld.

All of the suspects were arraigned in New York Mills Village Court, and were released on their own recognizance, with the exception of Cody Bradley, who was sent to the Oneida County Correctional Facility in lieu of $15,000 bail.

The investigation, which took place over a two-week period, included the Criminal Investigation Unit, Forensic Identification Unit and a Sheriff's Deputy assigned to the Holland Patent School District as a school resource officer and the Sheriff's Road Patrol.

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