New information has been released by law enforcement in Seneca County after a large burglary at a store located at local shopping center.
Sheriff Tim Luce says investigators arrested two Rochester men following a burglary investigation that began at the Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall in Junius during the early-morning hours on October 27th.
Deputies and investigators responded to a store at the mall, and determined that it had been burglarized. A large quantity of merchandise, determined to be valued at more than $27,000 was stolen.
The two male suspects had fled the scene in a red SUV.
A vehicle matching the description was located on the New York State Thruway by troopers. When they attempted a traffic stop – a pursuit followed.
During the course of the pursuit it was also determined that the suspect vehicle was reported stolen out of Rochester earlier in the day. The pursuit ended on Route 590 in Irondequoit when the suspect’s vehicle crashed.
The occupants were identified as Carlos Lozada-Ferrer, 18, and Reginald Hampton, 26, both of Rochester. The two were found to be in possession of the merchandise that was reported stolen from the burglary and taken to a nearby hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.
Lozada-Ferrer and Hampton were charged by the State Police with offenses related to the stolen vehicle and the pursuit. They were subsequently turned over to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny, and second-degree criminal mischief – all felonies, as well as conspiracy.
Hampton is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail as he also had a warrant for parole absconding. Lozada-Ferrer was released on appearance tickets, due to the crimes not meeting bail requirements under the new bail reform laws that took effect at the beginning of the year.
Both will return to court at a later date.
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