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Local Youths Arrested for Burglary, Vandalism

FULTON, NY – Fulton Police have arrested four people for their connection to two separate entries at the former Holy Family Catholic School in the city.

Zachary J Coe
Zachary J Coe

The investigation originated on Dec. 22, 2011, when police were called to St. Dominick’s Center on West Third Street in Fulton for a reported break-in and vandalism to the property.

The following day, on Dec. 23, police were called back to St. Dominick’s for another break in and additional vandalism to the property.

The investigation revealed that two adults and two juveniles were involved in both entries.

They are identified as:

Jonathon G. Baker, age 16, of 2991 State Route 3, Fulton.
Zachary J. Coe, age 17, of 824 Baldwin Road, Fulton.

Jonathon G. Baker
Jonathon G. Baker

Each defendant is charged with two counts each of Burglary in the Third Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, both felonies.

Additionally, they were charged with Criminal Tampering in the Third Degree.

Coe was also charged with four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

In unrelated investigations, Baker was also charged by Fulton Police with Criminal Mischief Second Degree and Criminal Trespass Third Degree regarding a Jan. 11 incident in which he is accused of trespassing into a fenced area and damaging an excavator owned by Brookfield Power, causing approximately $3,500 in damage.

Baker is also accused of two counts of Petit Larceny for two separate reports of stolen property.

Police would not release the names of the 2 juvenile suspects due to their age.

They will be charged in Family Court for crimes that, if committed by an adult, would be Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Tampering.

The juveniles were released on appearance tickets to their parents.

The two adult defendants were arraigned in the Fulton City Court before Judge Ludington.

Coe was released on his own recognizance.

Baker was remanded to the Oswego County Public Safety Center on $5,000 cash/ $5,000 bond.

Fulton Police are continuing their investigation into these incidents and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Fulton Police at 598-4504 or 593-TIPS.