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Family burglary ring arrested


June 26, 2013

On June 20, Sullivan County Sheriff’s deputies charged a family burglary team consisting of a father, mother and son with breaking into several homes in the Jeffersonville/Kenoza Lake area.

Edward E. Curtis, 56, Mitzi C. Dunkleberger, 53, and Dylan E. Curtis, 21, of 145 Miller Road in Callicoon, were arrested in connection with a burglary that occurred Wednesday afternoon at a residence on Rte. 17B between Jeffersonville and Callicoon.

The three staked out a house, and were seen by a resident, who later discovered they had taken several watches and about $300. The resident notified police and a detective spotted a car that matched the description of theirs in Jeffersonville, which was dripping oil on the ground.

The family was taken to the sheriff’s office where two of them confessed to several burglaries over the past two weeks. Because of the leaking oil, detectives were able to identify other residences the trio had broken into.