The City of Cortland Police Department has made another arrest in connection to a $50,000 equipment and tools theft, according to a report.
Christopher C. Bush, 32, was arrested this past Thursday for his involvement in stealing $50,000 worth of tools and equipment. Nicholas G. Stone, also involved in the incident, was arrested last Monday.
The arrests stemmed from an investigation that took place on Jan. 7. City police received a complaint that a vehicle-enclosed utility trailer was stolen from a job site in the Riverside Plaza on Clinton Avenue.
According to the report, the trailer was located south of Pipeline Road in Cortland County. Contents of the trailer, which included construction tools and equipment, were stolen out of the trailer.
Following the execution of several search warrants, the majority of the stolen property – which was valued at $50,000 – was recovered, the report noted.
Bush was charged with second-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal possession of stolen property (a Class-C Felony), and fourth-degree conspiracy (a Class-E Felony).
Stone is currently facing charges of second-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal possession of stolen property (both Class-C Felonies), and tampering with evidence and fourth-degree conspiracy (both Class-E Felonies).
Bush and Stone were both released on one’s own recognizance and due to appear in city court in the near future.
This investigation is ongoing and could result in further arrests.