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Man indicted in theft of firearms

January 17, 2014
By MICHAEL ANICH , The Leader Herald

JOHNSTOWN - A Fulton County grand jury this week indicted several people, including a Gloversville man accused of stealing two firearms from a Johnstown apartment in November .

Indictments were given to Fulton County Court Judge Richard C. Giardino on Tuesday.

William Rodenbaugh, 48, of 49 Division St., Gloversville, was indicted on six counts. He was charged with third-degree grand larceny, two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

He was charged in November by Johnstown police on charges of felony second-degree burglary, felony third-degree grand larceny and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Rodenbaugh was charged in connection with Nov. 5 incidents. Police said an investigation into a stolen-vehicle complaint and possession of stolen property showed he committed a burglary at a South Melcher Street apartment. Police said he burglarized the apartment, stealing multiple items, including two firearms.

Police said Rodenbaugh stole a vehicle from Smalley's Lot in the city of Johnstown and was later involved in a pursuit by area law enforcement while he was in the stolen vehicle at North Perry and Briggs streets.

In other indictments Tuesday:

Gary Bernard, 40, of Gloversville was indicted on one felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

He was arrested by state police on Dec. 17, charged with that count and three counts of petit larceny. Troopers said he was arrested after he made ATM withdrawals from another person's account.

State police received a complaint from a man Nov. 24 about fraudulent transactions from his bank account.

According to state police, the man said he loaned his car - with his checkbook and personal identification number for the account in the glove compartment - to Bernard from Oct. 24 to 31.

Police said a list of account transactions showed three separate ATM withdrawals that the account's owner did not make, totaling $460.

Photographs from a bank led to Bernard being identified as the man at the ATM, state police said.

Christopher R. Gunneson, 22, of 16 Fourth Ave., Gloversville, was indicted on a charge of third-degree criminal mischief.

He had been arrested by Fulton County sheriff's deputies Nov. 13 on the same charge.

Deputies said he damaged a glass window at the Fulton County Jail on Route 29.

Michael Anich can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

 
 

 

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