Two people were arrested after attempting to steal scrap metal in the Town of Catlin.
On Thursday, June 22, 2023, members of the New York State Police from the Horseheads barracks responded to a building located at 2031 Chambers Road for a report of a burglary in progress.
Upon arriving, the Troopers observed a male and a female stealing scrap metal, mainly copper piping, from inside the building. The female was taken into custody, and the male fled the scene into a wooded area. However, he was eventually taken into custody with the assistance of a Chemung County Sheriff Department K9 Unit, which tracked the suspect to where he was observed climbing a tree.
Following the investigation, the New York State Police arrested 43 year old Aaron C. Adair, of Bath and 33 year old Krystin Webster of Wellsboro PA on the charges of Burglary 3rd (D Felony) and Possession of Burglar Tools (A Misdemeanor).
Both defendants were arraigned in the Town of Catlin Court, where Webster was released on her own recognizance, and Adair was committed to the Chemung County Jail with no bail pending future court action.