Men stole rebar at work site: police

GLOVERSVILLE – City police said officers arrested three men Tuesday after they were caught stealing rebar intended to be used in the construction of the new Foothills United Methodist Church.

Jonathan D. Mickels, 28, of 111 Bellinger Road, Middleburgh, Joshua D. Mickels, 32, of 44 Main St., Apartment 2, Fort Plain, and John D. Mickels, 55, of 1407 Logtown Road, Sprakers, were arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple counts of petit larceny and one count of criminal trespass.

Police said two of the men were charged with four counts of petit larceny, while Joshua Mickels was charged with only three counts.

Police said officers responded to the report of a larceny in progress at the Foothills United Methodist Church construction site at 1 Foothills Drive. On arrival, police said, officers found three men who had loaded a full size pickup truck with rebar intended to be used in the construction of the church.

Police said the investigation revealed the three men had taken three other loads of rebar from the site.

Capt. John Sira said this morning the three men are all related, although he didn’t know how.

Sira said the department retrieved what was stolen on Tuesday and has receipts from the sales of the other stolen rebar.

All three men were arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash bail.