Hudson Falls, N.Y. - At the Hudson Falls High School Sunday Police displayed what is left of more than 30,000 pieces of stolen items. Costume jewelry, heirlooms, and silverware still waiting to be found by owners. Sadly Police say the higher priced items are gone.
"Some people found some more stuff. They came in last time that they didn't see the last time and probably 5 or 6 more people came in today that weren't here last time that ID'ed more property," said Hudson Falls Detective Scott Gillis.
Detective Gillis says only 30 people showed up to the viewing, compared to the hundreds seen at the first event in January. Some did find jewelry and other items Sunday. Police say John Suddard II of Fort Edward stole the items during burglaries beginning in 2007 and spanning Washington, Warren and Saratoga Counties as well as parts of Vermont. Still bags and bags of evidence remain, pearls, rings, necklaces. The hardest part for the multiple agencies organizing the viewing, watching the broken hearts of so many who leave empty handed.
"It really hurts when you hit the elderly people. They come in here. You know they're upset that a lot of their things are gone and they can never be replaced," said Gillis.
Detective Gillis says this is the last time they will display items for the public. As for John Suddard II, he remains in Albany County jail.
"We have him for one burglary right now and that's all we need is one burglary and he's looking at with his history he's looking at life in prison," said Gillis.
Detective Gillis says it's up to the Washington County DA to handle the stolen items still unclaimed.