ACCUSED OF COPPER THIEVERY

On March 3 at approximately 9:35 a.m. Ramapo Police were called by a neighbor to an unoccupied building at 66 Main St. Monsey, NY. The witness advised that a male white was observed going into the back door of the building. The witness also advised that they did not recognize the male and that they heard loud banging noises from inside the building. Officers arrived at the scene and found a 55-year-old male by the name of Benjamin Huntoon, of Monsey, inside the building. Investigation revealed that Mr. Huntoon was removing copper piping and scrap metal from the abandoned building to be sold as scrap. Mr. Huntoon was arrested and charged with Burglary in the third degree,  classa D felony, criminal mischief in the third degree, a class E felony, petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor and possession of burglar tools, a class A misdemeanor. Mr. Huntoon was processed at Ramapo Police Department and was held at Rockland County Jail on $2,500 bail.