BRUNSWICK, N.Y. – New York State Police say they have arrested two men in connection to a number of area thefts of copper wire, chain saws, and other tools.
Authorities say they have arrested Ronald Morelli Jr., 33 of Stillwater and Justin Furgason, 33 of Ballston Spa. Both men have been charged with Grand Larceny in the fourth degree.
According to State Police in Brunswick, the charges stem from a spree of thefts which took place over the past month in which they stole copper wire and tools from numerous area Tractor Supply stores and other locations in the Capital District as well as Bennington, VT.
Police say at least nine area tractor supply stores were victimized which includes stores in Brunswick, Saratoga, Greenwich, Clifton Park, Schodack, Queensbury, Amsterdam, Scotia and Bennington. According to authorities, the Sears Stores in Wilton and Queensbury were also victimized.
The men were arraigned in the Town of Brunswick Court. Other charges will be filed by Police Agencies in the other areas. Morelli and Furgason were remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail without bail.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the State Police Special Investigations Unit assisted in these arrests.