Two arrested in crime spree at School House Apartments in Waterville

By WKTV News

WATERVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, two men have been arrested following a crime spree at the School House Apartments in the Village of Waterville.

Deputies assigned to the Sheriff's Office in Waterville have been investigating several thefts and incidents of damage that have been occurring for several weeks at the School House Apartment building located on Stafford Ave in the Village of Waterville. Over the past several weeks, deputies received complaints of lights, windows and walls both inside and outside the building being damaged by BB guns and that several of the residents' bicycles had been stolen from the basement.

With the help of the residents, authorities said the perpetrators were identified and located by the deputies.

Sheriff's Investigators have charged Michael Simpson, 18, of Sangerfield and Michael Frazier, 19, from Waterville with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief both felonies. Simpson and Frazier were arraigned this morning before Justice Glenn in the Village of New York Mills and committed to Oneida County Correctional on $20,000 bail.

Additional charges are pending.

Deputies were able to recover the bikes and have returned them to the owners.

In October 2011, Simpson was charged after police say he sold an assortment of pills (including hydrocdodone) to a 15 year old Waterville student on a school bus on the way to a BOCES program at Westmoreland High School.

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