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Four arrested in connection with New Hartford burglary

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A two-month investigation led to the arrest of four people facing multiple charges, New Hartford Police said Wednesday.

Ryan P. Harvey, 21, of New Hartford, has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a Class E felony, felony burglary in the second degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree, a Class E felony, and one count of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a Class E felony. Michael J. Gillett, 20, of Blossvale, has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

A 16-year-old juvenille from Utica and Andrew R. Cornnell, 18, of New Hartford, are charged with felony burglary in the second degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree.

According to police, in late September officers received information that a person had stolen property on Colonial Drive int he Village of New Hartford. After police say a car on Colonial Drive that had confirmed stolen license plates on it, a traffic stop was conducted. Harvey and Gillett were taken into custody.

After a search warrant was served in the 100 block of Colonial Drive, police found several items in the backyard, including an aluminum fishing boat, five outboard boat motors and a truck tool box containing several tools, all of which were determined to be stolen.

After the investigation and a separate burglary investigation, police began looking into a burglary that took police on Oakdale Avenue in the Town of New Hartford in late August. The continued investigation into the Oakdale Avenue burglary led to the re-arrest of Harvey and the arrests of Smalden and Cornnell.

The Utica Police Department assisted the New Hartford Police Department in the investigation.

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