Man charged in burglaries


Leader-Herald staff reports

GLOVERSVILLE — A city man is facing numerous charges after city police said he committed burglaries at an attorney’s office and restaurant.

Jesse L. Coger III, 31, of 51 W. Fulton St. was charged on Thursday with:

∫ Two counts of third-degree burglary;

∫ Two counts of petit larceny;

∫ Resisting arrest; and

∫ Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Officers said at around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, members of the patrol division and detective division responded to the report of a burglary at an attorney’s office in the city. The burglary was reported to have occurred sometime over the span of the weekend of Nov. 11 and 12.

Members of the detective division collected evidence at the scene of the investigation, and recorded the property which had been stolen.

On Tuesday, members of the detective division discovered a social media post made by Coger on Sunday, in which an item stolen in the aforementioned burglary was listed for sale.

On Tuesday, Coger was incarcerated as the result of an arrest in the early morning hours of Monday. In that incident, Coger was charged with second-degree attempted assault, aggravated family offense, first degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing/blood circulation, resisting arrest, third-degree menacing, and two counts of second-degree harassment by city police.

Officers said in the Monday incident, Coger was charged following a domestic violence incident during which he allegedly committed the crimes against a female victim. When officers attempted to take Coger into custody he resisted arrest, striking two officers.

Gloversville Police Department detectives followed up on leads on the burglary throughout the day on Wednesday.

On Thursday, members of the patrol division and detective division responded to a restaurant and bar in the city for the report of a burglary. At the time that detectives were responding to the scene, had learned that Coger had been released on pre-trial release from the Fulton County Correctional Facility the day prior. Detectives collected evidence on scene, which tended to link the suspect to the previous burglary at the attorney’s office.

Based on information collected, police responded to an address where Coger reportedly was visiting. Once on scene, in plain view, they observed proceeds stolen in the burglary of the restaurant and bar.

While on scene, Coger returned to the apartment that police were at. Members of the patrol division and detective division attempted to place Coger under arrest. Coger did not comply with the officer’s instructions, and physically resisted arrest. He was ultimately taken into custody.

While securing the stolen cash register, detectives located business checks belonging to the attorney who had been burglarized.

Coger was also found to be in possession of a controlled prescription medication once under arrest.

Coger was processed and held for arraignment in City Court this morning.