NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Acting Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
New York State Police have arrested a two people in connection with two burglaries.
On August 11, 2020 at approximately 6:39 p.m., troopers from SP Stamford and a Delaware County deputy were dispatched by Delaware County 911 to reported burglary at a residence on West Kortright Church Road in the town of Kortright. A complainant checked on the residence after an alarm went off and came face to face with a man inside then called 911. The complainant told troopers that they saw the man leave with a woman who was outside.
When the complainant returned home, they found that their residence on Elk Creek Road in the town of Meredith had also been burglarized while they were at the residence in Kortright. The complainant also discovered that a vehicle had been stolen. As troopers attempted to locate the suspects, a sergeant spotted the vehicle that was stolen from the residence in the town of Meredith in the parking lot of the Quality Inn on State Highway 23 in the town of Oneonta.
An investigation revealed that Amber J. Weaver, age 34 of Bloomville, NY and Christiaan D. Stewart, age 33 of Bloomville, NY burglarized the home in the town of Kortright. The duo then traveled to the town of Meredith and burglarized another home and stole a vehicle. The investigation further revealed that they drove to the town of Oneonta to the Quality Inn in the stolen vehicle and were in possession of stolen property.
Weaver was arrested at the Quality Inn by troopers from SP Oneonta. Stewart was located by a trooper walking through Neahwa Park in the city of Oneonta.
Both Weaver and Stewart were each charged with the felonies of Burglary in the second degree for the crime in Kortright. They were also charged with Burglary in the second degree and Grand Larceny in the fourth degree in the town of Meredith. Both were charged with the felony of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth degree and the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fifth degree in the town of Oneonta. Weaver was additionally charged with the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree in the town of Oneonta after she was found in possession of a controlled substance when she was arrested.
Weaver and Stewart were arraigned in the town of Stamford Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $30,000 cash bail or $60,000 bond for the two burglaries and the grand larceny. They were also issued appearance tickets to the town of Oneonta court for September 15, 2020.