Four charged in Cortlandville burglary spree

CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (WBNG) — Two adults and two minors are charged in the burglaries of several businesses over a one-week span.

Officials say the first burglary occurred at the Classy Chassy carwash on Route 13. 21-year-old Taylor Funkhouser, 18-year-old Thomas Shutts, and a 16-year-old allegedly broke into the carwash late at night on October 13, stealing $250 and multiple items.

Authorities say a few hours later, in the early morning of October 14, the 16-year-old and a 15-year-old entered a utility room at the car wash and stole more cash.

On October 15, deputies say Shutts and the 16-year-old broke into Super Ice-cream on Route 281 in Homer. The pair are accused of stealing cash from cash registers.

A few nights later on October 20, authorities explained CNY Power Sports on Route 11 in Cortlandville was also burglarized. Shutts and the 16-year-old are accused of riding around the business’ property on several UTVs.

The pair then allegedly stole the vehicles and rode them over to a storage facility on Route 13 and caused $2,800 in damage to the property.

Officials say the vehicles, which sustained $5,154 in damage, have been recovered.

All suspects face felony burglary charges. Shutts, Funkhouser, and the 16-year-old also face a felony criminal mischief charge.

Shutts and the 16-year-old are both additionally charged with felony grand larceny for the theft of the UTVs.

Shutts is in the Cortland County Jail on $3,000 bail or $6,000 bond.

Funkhouser and the 16-year-old were released to Alternatives to Incarceration through Cortland County Probation. The 15-year-old will also report to the Cortland County Probation Department.


David Hermanovitch

David Hermanovitch

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