Trio charged with burglary

GLOVERSVILLE – City police charged three area men Monday afternoon after a burglary in progress at a vacant city residence.

A news release indicated officers were called to 4 Thompson Ave. for a report of a burglary in progress at about 2:15 p.m. Police said the vacant structure is owned by Fulton County, taken over through tax foreclosure. The property was recently part of a county auction, but it was unclear this morning if it was sold.

The release said three men were located inside: George Russell, 59, of 1237 County Highway 107, Fort Johnson; Richard Jackson, 34, of 627 County Highway 110, Broadalbin; and Craig Teater, 41, of 12 S. Second Ave., Broadalbin. The suspects were taken into custody. Each was charged with felony third-degree burglary, felony third-degree criminal mischief and misdemeanor petit larceny.

Police said the suspects were found along with a pickup truck they were using to remove property from inside the building. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered the suspects were removing cabinets and exercise equipment, as well as copper pipe and wiring.

The suspects were arraigned in City Court. Russell and Jackson were sent to County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail each pending further court action. Teater was also sent to jail, with no bail set, pending further court action.