Cayuga County (WSYR-TV) – The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office has made three arrests in connection to a series of thefts spanning several communities over the course of several months.
The suspects include an adult and two teens, one of whom is a juvenile.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the three suspects were responsible for larcenies dating back to July 2011 in the village of Moravia, as well as the towns of Moravia, Locke, and Genoa. Among the stolen items was a .44 caliber handgun.
The Sheriff’s Office believes the teenagers were acting under the direction of David Coff, 31, 54 Central Ave., Moravia. They say Coff kept some of the stolen items, including a Yamaha 250 motorcycle.
Some of the other items, including the gun, were found at the home of Anthony Rio, 17, 8910 State Route 90, King Ferry.
Coff was charged with misdemeanors including:
- Criminal possession of stolen property, fifth degree
- Criminal facilitation, fourth degree
- Criminal solicitation, fourth degree
- Endangering the welfare of a child
He was arrested on April 5 in the city of Auburn and arraigned in Village of Moravia Court before being taken to the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
Rio was charged with:
- Burglary in the third degree, a felony
- Grand larceny in the fourth degree, a felony
- Petit larceny, a misdemeanor
He was arrested on March 26 in King Ferry and arraigned in the town of Sennett before being taken to the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
The 13-year-old from the Moravia area was charged with burglary, grand larceny, and petit larceny. The charges were filed in family court.
The Sheriff’s Office's investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call (315) 253-1132.