17-year-old accused of stealing gas cans
A teen-ager accused of stealing gas cans out of sheds on Bishop Road and Greenview Avenue was sent to county jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Jonathan A. Bendall, 17, no address available, appeared before City Court Judge John C. Gannon Monday on a charge of third-degree burglary. His case was adjourned to July 11.
State police said between June 22 and July 3, Bendall broke into two sheds on Bishop Road and Greenview Drive. Troopers said Bendall stole a gas can out of each shed. Troopers said there were numerous such incidents.
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