29 August 2020
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

UPDATE: State Police recently arrested several individuals following an investigation into a burglary that occurred on August 28, 2020, at a residence on West Main Street in the town of Norfolk. The residence was struck twice on the same date.  The first incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., when subjects forced entry into the home and were armed with weapons. Then later, at approximately 11 p.m., individuals forced entry into the home again, armed with weapons, and assaulted a resident inside. The victim was taken to Canton Potsdam Hospital for numerous lacerations to the face and head, two broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

As a result of the investigation, the following suspects have been arrested and all were charged with one count each of Burglary 1st degree and Conspiracy 4th degree:

  1. Austin M. Mitchell, 19, Massena; arraigned virtually by Town of Oswegatchie Court, and remanded to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 secured bond. 
  2. Schuyler G. Mitchell, 22, Massena; arraigned virtually by Town of Oswegatchie Court, and remanded to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 secured bond. 
  3. Sinclair D. Babb Jr., 21, Massena; arraigned virtually by Town of Canton Court, and remanded to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secured bond. 
  4. Nelson J. Feliz, 22, Massena; arraigned virtually by Clifton Town Court, and released to the supervision of Probation. 
  5. Richard L. Schwartfigure Jr., 26, Canton; arraigned virtually by Town of Morristown Court, and remanded to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility without bail. 
  6. 18-year-old male of Massena; arraigned virtually by Town of Morristown Court, and remanded to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 secured bond. 
  7. Catherine N. Martin, 29, Massena; arraigned virtually by Town of Oswegatchie Court, and released to the supervision of Probation. 

Austin M. Mitchell and Schuyler G. Mitchell were charged with an additional count each of Burglary 1st degree and Conspiracy 4th degree, due to their involvement in both incidents.

State Police were assisted by the Norfolk Police Department.

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Original release: New York State Police and the Norfolk Police Department continue to investigate a burglary that occurred at a residence on West Main Street in Norfolk on August 28, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m. Further information will be released as it is available.

This investigation remains ongoing and there is nothing which indicates the general public is at risk. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New York State Police at (518) 873-2776.

 

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