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Police: Five arrested following month long investigation into residential burglary

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Updated: 1/25 3:20 pm

NORTH GREENBUSH, N.Y. – North Greenbush Police say they have arrested five teenagers after a month long investigation into a residential burglary.

According to authorities, two of the five suspects were friends with the homeowners' daughter and had knowledge that the family was out of town in December. The five suspects are accused of entering the home without permission around midnight on December 24.

Police say all of the suspects left the home, however three of them returned to the home and entered again. Skylar Dayton, 17, Jacob Ruth, 18, and Kennu Watso, 19, are accused of taken jewelry cash prescription medication and a safe inside the home.

Dayton, Ruth, and Watso, were arrested on Friday and have been charged with burglary 2nd, criminal mischief 3rd and grand larceny 3rd.  Dayton and Ruth were arraigned and released on their own recognizance with daily reporting to Rensselaer County Probation. Watso was remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of bail.

Two teenage girls were also arrested on Friday and charged with one misdemeanor of criminal trespass 2nd.  They were released to their parents on appearance tickets.

North Greenbush Police Chief Robert Durivage said a piece of jewelry and the safe were recovered. The suspects also had written admissions for authorities. 

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