Seneca County Store Broken Into For a 3rd Time



She is sick of it. Tracy Maybury is the co-owner of the Kountry Stop on Route 336 in the Town of Fayette which was allegedly broken into by four juveniles from the nearby Hillside Children's Center Sunday Morning around 1. Maybury says they were robbed by teens twice before (December 6th and the 16th) and each time the youths were after smokes.

The breakins are leading to costly repairs.

Maybury says she has spoken with Hillside officials trying to develop a plan to end the thefts.

The store is about 3 miles from Hillside. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports investigators have arrested four juveniles for Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Petit Larceny. It is alleged that  two 13 year olds and two 15 year olds, whose names are being with held due to their ages, left the campus of Hillside children’s center where they are being held. Authorities say the four youths took rocks from the roadside and threw them through the front window of the building. They then pushed out the broken glass and entered the building. While inside the four youths stole cartons and packs of cigarettes, cigars and lighters.

After removing the stolen items from the building the youths went back to the campus of Hillside children’s center where they hid the stolen property for use at a later time. All involved have been arrested and are to report to Seneca County Probation to commence court action for the crimes.

 

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355   UPDATE : HILLSIDE SENT THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL RESPONSE THIS AFTERNOON

 

 

 

Official statement issued by Hillside Family of Agencies

January 14, 2013

 

At Hillside Children’s Center the safety and security of our clients, staff and community is our number one priority. We are currently cooperating with Hillside staff and the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office to review the details of the disturbance.  The Finger Lakes community is a significant resource to Hillside Children’s Center and we have launched a comprehensive internal investigation to determine the cause of this incident and to ensure that our youth continue to be contributing citizens to our community. 

 

 

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