Police charge Remsen man with break-ins at Griffiss Business and Technology Park


By Sean I. Mills

Staff writer

A Remsen man has been charged with burglary after law enforcers say he broke into several store sheds at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, according to a report by local law enforcers.

Rome Police have charged Harley E. Quinn with burglarizing the storage units at Griffiss Park, according to law enforcement officials this morning.

Police say they are still looking for a possible accomplice in the break-ins.

Quinn, 27, of 460 Spall Road South, Remsen, broke into roughly 20 storage units owned by the Griffiss Local Development Corporation sometime during the weekend of Feb. 24 and 25, according to Rome Police spokesman Det. Jeffrey M. Lanigan.

During the break-ins, Quinn stole such items as a jet-ski, a go-cart, a dirt bike and various automotive parts, among other items, police stated.

Quinn, and possibly at least one accomplice, broke the locks off the storage units and made several trips using a van to transport the stolen items, authorities said.

Quinn stored the items at his home, at a residential garage in Holland Patent and at a different storage unit at Pete’s Storage on Route 12 in Remsen, police stated.

The break-ins were investigated by detectives Lanigan and Michael P. DeMatteo, who identified Quinn and secured search warrants for his residence and Pete’s Storage.

Lanigan said the search warrants were executed Monday afternoon, with assistance from the state police.

“A majority of the property that was taken was recovered,” Lanigan said.

Quinn is charged with one count each of third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny, both felonies, police said.

He was held in lockup overnight to await arraignment today in City Court.

More charges are possible pending grand jury action.

Police said the investigation is continuing and more arrests are also possible.


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