June 5, 2013 —
Three people have been arrested in connection with a rash of burglaries in Sullivan County. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office announced that on May 28 deputies investigated a break-in at a home on Sackett Lake Road in the Town of Forestburgh and an attempted break-in on East Glen Wild Road in the Town of Thompson.
The next day, detective sergeant Jason Gorr and sergeant Cheryl Crumley stopped a vehicle that fit the description of one that was seen by witnesses in the vicinity of the attempted burglary the day before.
Three subjects were subsequently taken into custody at the scene. Sheriff’s deputies charged David Murray, 21, and Courtney DeClereq, 26, both of Old Liberty Road in Monticello, and Jahmal Ellerbee, 43, of South Maplewood Road in Monticello, with felony burglary and possession of stolen property.
Jewelry found in the car was discovered to have been taken from the Sackett Lake burglary.
“We believe these suspects may be connected to additional burglaries in the Town of Neversink and Town of Fallsburg,” said sheriff Michael Schiff.
“We are working with the state police and Fallsburg police, who originally handled those cases.”
The three suspects were processed at the sheriff’s office in Monticello and then turned over to the Fallsburg police for further questioning.
The three were arraigned before Town of Fallsburg Judge Ivan Kalter and sent to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail each.