December 12, 2012

20 adults, 9 juveniles charged in Crown Point burglary


---- — CROWN POINT — Twenty adults and nine juveniles were arrested in connection with an alleged break-in at a summer home here.

On Oct. 27, Crown Point-based State Police were investigating a burglary in which a 15-year-old male allegedly broke into a residence and stole two bottles of liquor and a 12-pack of beer.

This investigation led them to another incident at a seasonal residence on Sam Curran Road that may have been burglarized on several occasions, State Police Investigator Marshall Rocque said.


Police believe the summer home was the site of four separate parties allegedly involving underage drinking, Rocque said.

Some of the defendants who were of legal drinking age allegedly provided the younger, underage participants with alcohol, he said.

The parties were held on the nights of Sept. 21, 28 and 29 and Oct. 5, Rocque said.

Only minor damage to the residence was found, he said, and a brass horse statue that was taken from the home has been recovered by police.

Most of the individuals police interviewed in connection with the burglary admitted to attending at least one party at the residence, he said.


Rocque said those who are age 16 and older were charged as adults.

Charged with second-degree burglary of a dwelling, a felony, were: Bret O. Gudikunst, 17, of Crown Point, four counts; Tyler J. Woods, 18, of Ticonderoga, three counts; Paige D. Harris, 16, of Crown Point, one count; James T. Blanchard, 16, of Crown Point, four counts; Vincent A. Gibbs, 21, of Crown Point, one count; Michael J. Gould, 18, of Crown Point, three counts; Jonathan C. Spaulding, 17, of Crown Point, one count; Devin M. McCoy, 17, of Crown Point, one count; Brant C. Rice, 27, of Crown Point, one count; Adrian P. Fernandez, 16, of Ticonderoga, two counts; Megan M. Campney, 17, of Ticonderoga, one count, Brenda M. Mesones, 18, of Crown Point, two counts; James C. Russell, 17, of Crown Point, one count; Sara J. Fuller, 18, of Ticonderoga, two counts; Brianna S. Morse, 16, of Ticonderoga, two counts; Cameron C. Cole, 21, of Ticonderoga, one count; Kelsey M. Wertz, 17, of Ticonderoga, one count; and Christian M. Chambre, 22, of Crown Point, one count.

Gibbs, Rice, Cole and Chambre were also charged with one count each of first-degree unlawful dealing with a child by providing the child with alcohol, a misdemeanor.

Kaitlin A. Gudikunst, 21, of Crown Point was not charged with burglary but was arrested on two counts of first-degree unlawful dealing with a child by providing the child with alcohol, a misdemeanor. She was released on an appearance ticket.

Also charged with various counts of second-degree burglary of a dwelling were three 14-year-olds, five 15-year-olds and a 13-year-old, the names of which police would not release.

Woods posted bail, and Blanchard, Gibbs, Gould, Fernandez and Fuller were released from the Essex County Jail. 

Spaulding, McCoy, Rice, Campney, Mesonnes, Russell, Morse, Wertz, Chambre, were released to third parties after their arrest and were not incarcerated.

As of Tuesday afternoon, only Cameron C. Cole remained in Essex County Jail.

Some of the cases are being handled in Family Court, Rocque said.

The District Attorney’s Office declined to comment on the case.

Trooper Christopher Bogart assisted in the investigation, Rocque said.

Additional arrests and charges are possible as the investigation continues, he said.

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