Two charged with burglary of Virgil Country Market

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Three people were arrested Wednesday in connection with a reported burglary at the Virgil Country Market on April 18, the Cortland County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday.

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At around 12:30 a.m., April 18, officers from the Cortland County Sheriff's Office responded to the Virgil Country Market in the town of Virgil after a building alarm went off.

When the officers arrived a short time later, they discovered that a window had been smashed in and several items from the store were missing.

Investigators from the sheriff's office—with assistance from the Homer Police Department—were able to identify three suspects, one of which was under the age of 16.

The three suspects were subsequently arrested and charged on Wednesday, according to Sgt. Garry Williams with the sheriff's office.

James A. Perone, 20, of Main Street, McGraw, and Zachary J. Morgan, 18, of Union Street, Cortland, were charged with second-degree burglary, a class D felony; third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony; fourth-degree conspiracy, a class E felony; endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and petit larceny, also a misdemeanor.

Perone and Morgan were released on their own recognizance. They are scheduled to appear in Cortlandville Town Court on May 9.

The juvenile will appear in Cortland County Family Court on a separate date to answer to the charges, an official said.

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