AMSTERDAM – An Amsterdam man is accused in two garage break-ins and is suspected of others, police said.
Jordan D. Washington, 19, of Amsterdam, was charged Saturday with two counts of third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief and one count of third-degree grand larceny, felonies, along with other charges, police said.
Police first received a call just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday for a resident on Division Street who reported that their neighbor’s vehicle had just been stolen out of their garage, police said.
Officers received a description of the vehicle and one soon found it on West Main Street. The driver, Washington, stopped and surrendered to police, police said.
Police soon found Washington with credit cards belonging to different people, a large amount of loose change, cell phones, chargers and lighters, police said.
Shortly afterward, police received a call from a resident on Guy Park Avenue who reported someone had entered their attached garage through a window and took items from a vehicle inside, police said. Evidence there soon pointed to Washington as the suspect, police said.
Washington soon admitted to entering several vehicles in the Guy Park Avenue/Division Street area, police said.
Washington was also charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, felonies, along with misdemeanor stolen property possession and two counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief.
He was processed and held for arraignment Saturday, police said.
Any resident of the city’s west end who noticed their vehicle was entered overnight Friday to Saturday and is missing any items is asked to contact police, police said.