Police: Trash Collector Got More Than Garbage

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An Ogdensburg garbage collector was being without bail Tuesday after allegedly burglarizing his customers' homes. In one case, he allegedly intimidated an 81 year old woman into giving him $30.
 
Ogdensburg city police charged Melvin Perry - owner of Perry's Trash Removal - with two felony counts each of second degree burglary and fourth degree grand larceny,
 
Ogdensburg Police Detective Sgt. Robert Wescott said Perry, 45, entered the unlocked homes of two of his customers on June 26 and July 23.
 
Perry allegedly stole a woman's wallet containing credit and debit cards at the 1011 New York Avenue home of Michael and Gloria McLear after entering the couple's unlocked home June 26.
 
Police said Perry also entered the unlocked home of Betty Bice on July 23 at 11:30 p.m. and demanded money.
 
Wescott said "due to fear and intimidation she handed the money over to him."
 
Police ask anyone who had similar dealings with Perry to call them at 393-1551.

Saturday, August 2, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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