On Friday, Nov. 5, Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy released information about the arrest of three people who were involved in around 60 area burglaries, saying the investigation was a collaboration of efforts by the Ballston Spa Police Department, Saratoga County Sheriff's Department and State Police. According to information from Murphy's office, the burglaries occurred in Saratoga, Schenectady, Montgomery and Albany Counties.
John F. Irvine Jr., 21, of 46 Ballston Ave. in Ballston Spa, was charged in the Village of Ballston Spa with criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree; Andrew Baril, 21, of 302 Atomic Project Rd. in Ballston Spa, was charged in the Town of Malta with burglary in the second degree, resisting arrest and assault in the third degree; Elizabeth Thomas, 19, of 2 Acorn Dr., was charged in the Towns of Malta and Milton with burglary in the second degree, according to information from Murphy's office.
Murphy held a press conference on Friday that detailed the following information:
Ballston Spa Police Department responded to a burglary in progress early on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and notified State Police and the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department. They continued their own investigation that eventually led to the arrest of the three individuals. That investigation spiraled into dozens more burglaries being solved and the case was broken by Ballston Spa Police when they apprehended Irvine, learning that he, Baril and Thomas had been responsible for some 60 burglaries over the past several months.
Murphy said based on the investigation, the three individuals are connected to the following burglaries:
-a residence on Apple Street off Hop City Road
-a residence near McCochin's Campground
-a residence in Corinth
-a residence on Ashdown Road last week
-a residence in Clifton Park
-a home on Ruhle Road off Exit 11