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Port Leyden, Boonville men face several felony charges

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A Port Leyden man and a Boonville man face felony charges stemming from several incidents that began in November 2012, Village of Boonville Police said.

Eric Campbell, 32, of Port Leyden and Jeremy Meisner, 32, of Boonville were arrested Sunday. Campbell was charged with three counts of grand larceny in the third degree, a Class D felony, burglary in the third degree, a Class D felony, burglary in the second degree, a Class C felony, and conspiracy in the fifth degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

Meisner was charged with two counts of grand larceny in the third degree, burglary in the third degree, burglary in the second degree, conspiracy in the fifth degree and making a punishable false written statement.

According to Boonville police, on Nov. 2, 2012, a  2003 Chevrolet Suburban was reported from Ann Street in the Village of Boonville. An investigation led to a local salvage yard, where the facility owner said he bought the vehicle for scrap. Police discovered that the vehicle owner's friends and roommates had sold the Suburban without his knowledge. The vehicle was recovered and held by Boonville police.

On Sept. 11, police say they responded to a 911 call of criminal mischief and larceny on Erwin Street in the Village of Boonville. Police say a for sale sign had been removed from the front lawn of a residence and was placed in a neighboring yard, where a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle had a large scratch in the paint from the rear fender to the front fender.

Also on Sept. 11, police responded to a report of a stolen 2008 Suzuki motorcycle from a garage on Summit Street in Boonville.

On Sept. 12, police responded to a complaint of criminal mischief at a residence on Summit Street. Police say a swimming pool liner and solar cover had been cut, causing more than $6,000 in damage.

On Sept. 13, police responded to a burglary report of two bicycles worth more than $1,000 stolen from a garage on Schuyler Street.

On Sept. 22, Boonville police responded to 215 Post St. in Boonville. When police entered the residence, belonging to Meisner and Campbell, they observed the two stolen bicycles from the garage on Schuyler Street.

Campbell was found hiding from police in the residence because of an active warrant from Lewis County Probation Department, police say. The two were taken into custody for the warrant and possession of stolen property.

After a search warrant was obtained, police returned to the apartment, where the stolen motorcycle was located in an attic storage area.

Campbell and Meisner were arraigned in the town of Steuben court, where they were sent to the Oneida County Jail on $20,000 bail or $25,000 bond.

The investigation is continuing into other larceny and criminal mischief complaints that occurred on Erwin Street, Schuyler Street and Summit Street. More criminal charges are pending.

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