When Macedon resident Jim Redmond returned home on Thursday (4/19) afternoon, he discovered his home on Burnham Heights had been broken into and burglarized. The burglars broke a window door to gain entrance. Once inside, a television, laptop, small amount of money, laundry basket and wine, beer and liquor fell prey to the thieves.
With Redmonds property adjacent, through a wooded area, to the fields of the Palmyra-Macedon High School and with the theft of beer and liquor, police suspected students may have been involved.
Neighbors recalled seeing some teens in the woods and a check by Macedon police recovered the wine, liquor and laundry basket used to cart some of the stolen goods away.
The next step was checking surveillance cameras at the high school. This pinpointed one of the suspects and eventually identified both teens.
After obtaining confessions from both, police reported the arrest on Friday of Bradley Mamroe, age 17, of Macedon Center Road in Macedon and Jared Jones, age 16, of Route 21 in the Town of Manchester, both students at Pal-Mac. Police have recovered all of the property, except for the television.
Both Mamroe and Jones were charged with Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, Conspiracy in the 4th Degree and the ABC violation of Consumption of Alcohol by a Person Under the Age of 21. In addition, Mamroe was charged with Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree for possessing prescription pills taken in the burglary. Both Mamroe and Jones were arraigned before Palmyra Justice Terry Rodman. Mamroe was jailed on $1000 cash/$2000 bond. The Judge felt Jones had an attitude problem and jailed him on No Bail. Both will reappear for a preliminary hearing in Macedon Town Court on April 23rd.
Jim Redmond, a local businessman and owner of JrLon on Fox Road in Palmyra, said the incident was unfortunate, but he plans on reaching out to the two boys in the near future and perhaps help them out by offering them jobs.