Mount Morris Teen Charged with Burglary


LCN – "An 18-year-old from Mount Morris has been charged with felony burglary following an investigation that began with a report of items missing from a garage in the town of York, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation began about 7 a.m. July 11 when the Sheriff’s Office was contacted directly by a resident in York. The homeowners at the location woke to find numerous items, including alcohol, cigarettes and motorcycle accessories taken from the garage, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Sgt. Chad Draper, one of the first to arrive on scene, checked the surrounding areas for clues and quickly located the stolen property and identified several potential suspects, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Other deputies assisted with interviews and evidence collection, which led to the arrest – less than an hour later - of Michael W. Flint, 18, of Mount Morris.

Flint was charged with second-degree burglary, a class C felony, punishable by a prison term of 3-1/2 to 15 years, and petit larceny.

Flint was arraigned in Town of Livonia Court before Justice Margaret Graf-Linsner, who set bail at $1,500 cash or $3,000 secured bond. The District Attorney’s Office had requested bail of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

On scene investigating for the Sheriff’’s Office along with Draper was Capt. Brian Applin who leads the Criminal Investigations Division, Deputy Marty Herkimer of the Road Patrol Division, and Deputy Bob Holt of the Forensic Identification Unit.

“Anytime we can solve a serious crime with no known suspects in under an hour, is a job very well done,” Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty said in a statement. “I commend Sergeant Draper and the assisting Deputies on scene for their attention to detail and putting in the extra steps to solve this crime.”"

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