GENESEO – A local teen seems to not be getting the message after several misdemeanor burglary and larceny related convictions within the past five years, and is now charged with felony Burglary after Geneseo police found him barricaded in a bedroom on Hillside Drive, apparently while in the home to steal.
According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Officers Daniel Piedmonte and Christopher Matteson arrested Ryan Wicker, 18 of Geneseo, and a 17-year-old codefendant, also of Geneseo, for Burglary in the Second Degree, a C felony, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and Unlawful Possession of Burglar Tools after receiving a call that two males had entered the apartment on Hillside Drive through a window, and found the pair barricaded in a bedroom.
“We were glad how it worked out since a lot of the time these calls are just college kids trying to get back into their apartments after losing keys,” said Chief Osganian. “Mr. Wicker has had a lot of chances and doesn’t seem to be getting the message.”
Both Wicker and his codefendant were arraigned in front of Geneseo Justice Thomas Bushnell and were remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond.
The Geneseo Police Department was assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Chief Osganian added that if anyone sees anything suspicious or notice suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, to please call 911.
PHOTO CAPTION: Ryan Wicker. (Photo/Geneseo Police Department)
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