Gouverneur man arrested, jailed for allegedly stealing firearms, wallets, electronic devices from more than 20 motor vehicles
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 7:06 am

GOUVERNEUR – A Gouverneur man was arrested and jailed Monday for allegedly stealing wallets, firearms, electronic equipment and other items from more than 20 motor vehicles, according to village police.

Richard L. Cyrus, 20, of 90 West Main St., Apartment 6, was charged with two counts of felony criminal possession of stolen property fourth degree and three counts of criminal possession of stolen property fifth degree, class A misdemeanors.

The arrest was result of an investigation by the Gouverneur Police Department of the thefts that took place overnight Jan. 27-28.

During the course of the investigation, police searched the apartment where Cyrus was staying and recovered a double-barrel shotgun, debit card, change purse, cell phones, an MP player and a navigation device.

Cyrus was arraigned before Gouverneur Town Justice Stanley H. Young and sent to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bail bond, police said.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are pending, police said.

Cyrus is to reappear in Gouverneur Town Court on Feb. 1.