2 Caught In The Act In Alleged BurglaryPosted: Updated:
Employees are credited with holding a burglary suspect down to keep him from escaping after the suspect and an accomplice were caught allegedly trying to steal from the National Grid complex in the town of Watertown Wednesday afternoon.
Jefferson County sheriff's deputies say employees at the State Route 232 complex called them, claiming two people were trying to steal from the facility.
Deputies say employees apprehended 42 year old William Vinson of Canastota. They held him down after he attempted to flee.
Deputies say they found the second suspect, 36 year old Yadira Lopez of Syracuse, inside the building and took her into custody.
Deputies say the pair were attempting to take a vehicle, tools, electronics and copper.
Vinson and Lopez were each charged with third-degree attempted grand larceny, fourth-degree attempted grand larceny, and second-degree criminal mischief.
Vinson was also charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree menacing. Deputies say he allegedly threatened to hit one of the employees with a tool while trying to escape.
Lopez was also charged with third-degree burglary.
Both were arraigned in Watertown town court. Vinson was sent to jail without bail. Bail for Lopez was set at $10,000.