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    “Man faces prison in break-in, theft”


    An Antwerp man was sentenced Monday in Jefferson County Court to up to four years in state prison for breaking into a storage building and stealing a woman’s credit card in separate incidents.

    Michael J. Cook,26, of 112 Baker Road, had pleaded guilty June 14 to third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny in connection with the incidents.

    He admitted that he and another man entered a storage building belonging to Wayne Laidlaw in Antwerp in December 2009.

    He also admitted he stole a credit card from Dawn Finley in October 2008 in the town of Theresa.

    He was sentenced to two to four years in prison for the burglary conviction and a concurrent 11/2- to 3-year term on the grand larceny conviction.

    He is also awaiting sentencing in St. Lawrence County Court for a third-degree burglary conviction Friday. He is expected to be to be sentenced there to a concurrent three- to six-year term.

    In other court activity:

    Kevin S. Lobdell,28, of 715 State St., Apt. 1, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. He is expected to be sentenced May 23 to 11/2 to 3 years in prison and be ordered to pay up to $1,546 in restitution.

    He admitted that he stole two 32-inch television sets from an Academy Street apartment Nov. 27. The sets were recovered, so no restitution may end up being ordered at sentencing.

    Charles F. Jacobs III,24, of 436 S. Hamilton St., Apt. N-8, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass and two counts of second-degree criminal contempt. Sentencing was set for May 23.

    He admitted that on Oct. 1, 2008, he entered the Superior Street apartment of Kayla M. Hunter with the intention of committing a crime.

    He also admitted that he violated an order of protection held by Miss Hunter by damaging a door at her residence Dec. 22, 2008.

    He further admitted that he again violated a protection order held by Miss Hunter by phoning her Feb. 22, 2009, and threatening her.

    Megan S. Witt,18, of 122 S. Orchard St., pleaded guilty to fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance and admitted violating probation.

    She is expected to be sentenced May 16 to 60 days’ time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and be restored to probation.

    She admitted that she possessed 23 Ecstasy tablets with the intent to sell the drugs Dec. 23 in Watertown. She violated probation by committing the new crime.

    Steven A. Ingerson,44, of 401 Mary St., Clayton, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary. Sentencing was set for May 2.

    He admitted that on July 9 he entered the town of Brownville residence of Roger L. Sorrell with the intent to steal something.

    Police said at the time that more than $1,000 was stolen.

    Matthew G. Ingro,20, of 5686 Route 11Adams, was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to serve two weekends in the public safety building for a Feb. 8 guilty plea to petit larceny.

    He was also ordered to pay $1,221 in restitution.

    He and another man were accused of stealing items from Mannsville-Manor Elementary School in the town of Ellisburg in August.

    Police said at the time that electronic equipment and candy were stolen.

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