County Sheriff’s Office: Individuals break into business, each receive handful of charges

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Two Cortland County men were arrested Thursday morning after they broke into a business on Starr Road in the Town of Cortlandville, according to a Cortland County Sheriff’s Office report.

According to the report, Todd M. Brady, 32 of Cortland, and Patrick M. Duffy, 39 of Cortlandville, had “forced entry into an outbuilding” of the business on Starr Road. The two men fled the scene once county sheriff’s officers arrived on scene, the report states.

With assistance from city police and the SUNY Cortland police, the county sheriff’s officers were able to locate and arrest Duffy and Brady.

The County Sheriff’s Office did not specify what business was broken into, or if Duff or Brady stole any items.

Duffy and Brady have each been charged with third-degree burglary (a Class-D Felony), and fourth-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree conspiracy, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and possession of burglar’s tools (all Class-A Misdemeanors).

Both were processed, and then arraigned at city court. Brady was sent to the Cortland County Jail without bail, and Duffy was released on one’s own recognizance.

Brady is due to appear in Cortlandville court at 11 a.m. Monday, while Duffy will appear in the same court at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.