Watertown Fugitives Captured In Central New York

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A man and woman wanted in Watertown for allegedly making meth were captured Thursday in Ilion, N.Y. and returned to the north country.

State police say 27 year old Hugh Broadbent of Watertown  and 29 year old Andrea Lynch of Theresa were wanted by state police in Watertown for third degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

Police picked up the pair's trail in Indian Lake, where they allegedly stole a car and were thought to be in possession of a stolen handgun.

Troopers say they learned Lynch might be going to a drug store in Ilion Thursday to pick up a Western Union wire transfer. They staked out the store and captured her around 5 p.m.

Broadbent was spotted by a state police investigator about an hour and a half later on foot near the Ilion Fire Station. He was taken into custody after a brief chase.

Both were returned to Watertown to face charges.

Police say the pair were also wanted by U.S. Marshals for mail fraud.

Lynch is accused of using her position as relief postmaster at the Theresa Post Office to convert money orders into cash for her own use. A federal indictment says she embezzeled more than $1,000.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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