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September 19, 2018

Additional Charges In Cemetery Burglary Case


OSWEGO, NY – The City of Oswego Police Department has filed additional charges against David J. Spedding.

Specifically, on July 18, Spedding was charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D Felony, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a class A Misdemeanor, and Petit Larceny, a class A Misdemeanor, stemming from an additional burglary reported on April 21, at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 379 East River Road, Oswego.

David J. Spedding

David J. Spedding

He was also charged with Burglary in the Third Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, stemming from a separate burglary reported on April 29, at St. Paul’s Cemetery, 151 Mitchell St., Oswego.

Spedding is alleged to have forcibly entered buildings on each property and stolen several items as indicated in the original press release, below.

Spedding was arraigned on the new charges and released on his own recognizance.

Original Release, July 1, 2011

The Oswego City Police Department has been investigating several burglaries which have occurred at St. Peter’s Cemetery, located at 379 East River Road. The incidents have occurred over the last several months, beginning in April of 2011, resulting in the theft of several power tools and various pieces of lawn and grounds keeping equipment.

On July 1, 2011, acting on information obtained during the course of the investigations, members of the Criminal Investigations Division located and interviewed David J. Spedding, 19 years old, of 2220 County Route 8, Oswego.

Spedding was subsequently arrested and charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D Felony, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E Felony, and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a class A
Misdemeanor, all stemming from a May 4, 2011 incident.

Spedding admitted to committing a total of three burglaries at St. Peter’s Cemetery, as well as a separate Criminal Mischief, for which further charges are pending.

At the time of this press release, Spedding was being held awaiting arraignment in Oswego City Court.

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