Macedon Police suspect the two men are involved in more thefts, but for now they will settle for everything, including the kitchen sink!
On Tuesday at 10:28 a.m. two men were observed taking an outboard motor boat engine at 295 Canal Drive West in Macedon. A passing neighbor stopped to ask the two men what they were doing and they replied that the owner was selling it to them. The neighbor called police and Macedon Police Officer Ed O’Konsky found the pair in a vehicle driving down East Canal Drive.
Subsequently, Jeremiah Hence, age 30, of Palmyra and John Kirby, age 40, of Palmyra were found in possession of several stolen items.
According to police, Hence entered the home at 295 Canal Drive and stole a heater and the kitchen sink. He then allegedly went out into a shed where he stole an army duffle bag with the property owner’s name on it and some other pieces of scrap metal. He was charged with two counts of Burglary in the 3rd Degree, Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree.
Kirby had allegedly removed and taken the boat motor. He was charged with Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree.
Hence was arraigned and remanded to jail on $10,000 cash bail and Kirby on $2,500. Both men will reappear in Macedon Town Court on August 31st.
Both Hence and Kirby have prior arrest records and police questioned the duo concerning other scrap metal thefts in the area. Over the past several weeks houses under construction and empty rental properties have been broken into and had the copper piping stripped from the house. State police are investigating such burglaries in Galen and Palmyra and the Macedon Police investigated one last week on Daansen Road. The Ontario County
Sheriff’s office has also reported houses being entered in the Port Gibson area.