Trio arrested when resident interrupts burglary in progress

FULTON, NY – At about 12:45 p.m. today (October 4), the New York State Police in Fulton were dispatched to a residence on Phinney Road in the town of Granby for a 911 call of a burglary in progress.

Jessie Walden
Jessie Walden

A female resident had returned home and discovered that 3 males had broken into her residence and were attempting to steal property, troopers said.

The resident confronted the 3 subjects who were unknown to her, and a struggle ensued as she attempted to restrain the subjects after she had called 911, according to the report.


During the struggle, one the males, subsequently identified as Jessie Walden, allegedly struck the female in the head with a bottle of wine that he was stealing from the residence.

Stephen Hagen
Stephen Hagen

The victim was able to keep one of the subjects at the house upon the arrival of the troopers.

The subsequent investigation led to the arrests of the following subjects for Burglary 1st degree (Class B Felony):

Jessie Walden – 07/07/93 – 30 Best Drive,  Fulton, NY – Town of Granby
Stephen Hagen – 11/22/92 – 30 Best Drive, Fulton, NY – Town of Granby
Jonathon Tanner – 07/01/96 – 105 Hanley Road, Hannibal, NY – Town of Granby

Jonathon Tanner
Jonathon Tanner

Walden was additionally charged with Assault 2nd degree (Class D Felony) for allegedly striking the resident in the head with the wine bottle.

The victim suffered a laceration to her forehead that required medical attention at Oswego Hospital where she was treated and released.

All three subjects were arraigned in the Town of Granby Court and remanded to the Oswego County Jail on $7,500 cash/$15,000 bond.