Norwood man arrested, jailed for allegedly stealing up to $30,000 worth of metal, railroad plates in Norwood
Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 9:17 am

NORWOOD – A Norwood man was jailed Saturday after being arrested for allegedly stealing up to $30,000 worth of railroad plates and other metals, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.

Martin K. Cooper, 33, was charged with third degree grand larceny, a Class A felony, deputies said.

The arrest followed a lengthy investigation into thefts of railroad plates, conversion bars and assorted railroad metals from a location in the Norwood area owned by Thomas Fiacco, deputies said.

The thefts occurred several times throughout August and the value of the metal stolen is estimated to be around $25,000 to $30,000. Deputies said Cooper, with the assistance of another suspect, used a pick-up truck in the late hours to load the metals and then eventually brought the metal to a scrap yard in the Pamelia area.

He was arraigned by Norfolk Town Justice Donald Lustyik and jailed in lieu of $1,500 cash or $3,000 bail bond. He is to face the charges in court at a later date.

The investigation is continuing and further charges are pending.