Burglary charge at B&F Dairy

WHITESBORO — A former Whitesboro resident was charged with breaking into B&F Dairy at 38 Roosevelt Drive and taking cash early Sunday, just minutes before police discovered the crime.

At 4:44 a.m., an officer patrolling the area found the front glass door broken out of the store. Police said the patrolman then found that the store had been burglarized and the suspect fled the scene. Additional patrols were called in to assist in the investigation. Evidence found inside the store, several blocks away and several miles away linked police to suspect Justin P. McAvin, 21, of Newport Road, Newport in Herkimer County. McAvin was found to have stolen cash within the business, but no merchandise had been taken, police said.

Using store surveillance video, it was determined that McAvin was only inside the business for 40 seconds before fleeing, and that the officer found the damage to the front door about a minute-and-a-half later, police said. A portion of the stolen cash has been recovered.

Sunday evening, police were able to locate McAvin and charged him with felony counts of third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal mischief. He was arraigned in Village Court and sent to county jail.