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Authorities: Maryland man attempted to steal from hotel vending machines

By WKTV News

WEST TURIN, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Maryland man has been charged after authorities say he was attempting to steal from vending machines at a West Turin hotel.

According to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call came in at roughly 8:22 p.m. on Monday, July 18 from the Edge Hotel, reporting that someone was seen stealing money from the vending machines on the property.

Deputies responded along with New York State Police and began searching the building until they found a man in the lobby area who matched the description of the suspect. Authorities identified that man as Craig Warfield Wood Jr., 47, of Bel Air, Maryland.

When authorities ordered Wood to stop, Sheriff's Deputies say he attempted to flee on foot through the hotel and out the north exit of the building. Patrols were able to intercept Wood in the parking lot where he was then taken into custody.

He has been charged with four separate counts of petit larceny and two counts of possession of burglar's tools.

He was arraigned in the Town of Turin Court and sent to the Lewis County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police and Unlimited Towing.

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