A Seneca man who was charged with breaking into a Reno company’s property early May 5 now faces charges connected with other burglaries at the same site and a break-in at a neighboring location, And now, a second man has been charged with aiding in the crimes on one of the occasions.
25 year-old Justin Graham from Seneca, had been charged last week in the attempted theft of copper wire from the Liberty Electronics complex on May 5. Investigators now say Graham burglarized the same business on two previous occasions, dates they list as February 26 and March 3.
Police allege that Graham was joined in the March incident by 33 year-old Alfred Tucker, from Oil City. Investigators say Graham and Tucker first broke in to the nearby Voyten Electric property and loaded a truck with wiring they took from Liberty Electronics.
The total value of the wiring stolen in February and March comes to nearly $10,000.
Sugarcreek Borough Police have now added to last week’s charges against Graham new counts of burglary, theft by unlawful taking, attempted theft by unlawful taking, possessing an instrument of crime, trespassing and resisting arrest. Graham’s bail is now set at $50,000.
Tucker is being charged with nine counts, which include conspiracy, burglary, trespassing, and receiving stolen property.