HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. - Victims of burglaries dating back to 2007 showed up to the Hudson Falls high school in hopes of recovering their lost treasures Wednesday night.
Hudson Falls Police Chief Randy Diamond said, "This is my first time, in 28 years of the police business, of having this volume of evidence and needing the victims to come in."
One of those victims was Denise Bonk from Saratoga County. She says her home was burglarized last July. "I was hopeful I'd find this one ring in particular," she said.
That ring was priceless for her. "It was an emerald cut sapphire with two diamonds on it. It was special and just for me," she explained.
As she searched through recovered stolen goods she says she didn't find the ring, but did find a few other things that belonged to her. "Earrings, bracelets, a totebag. That surprised me," she added.
"There are a number of items being identified, which is good we are making progress," said Chief Diamond.
Police recovered the items which included 30,000 pieces of jewelry after investigating and arresting John Suddard II for burglaries police say spanned over five years and three different counties.
There were many who were hopeful but walked out empty handed. "I was hoping to find ring I had given my husband, it wasn't there" said one woman.
The police chief says he plans to hold another event like this over the weekend so people who didn't have the chance to go Wednesday night have another opportunity to reclaim their property.