Two Syracuse Men Face Burglary Charges

Town of Onondaga, New York-The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports that two Syracuse men face burglary charges in connection with an incident last week in the Town of Onondaga.

On August 16th, at approximately 5:52 P.M., deputies responded to a residence in the 4900 block of West Seneca Turnpike after a homeowner discovered an individual had broken into her residence. The suspect fled from the area prior to deputies arriving and was last seen getting into an occupied SUV that was waiting down the street. The victim reported that the suspect stole electronics and jewelry valued over one thousand dollars. With the assistance from a witness, a vehicle description was obtained and deputies quickly located the vehicle traveling on Valley Drive in the City of Syracuse.

Deputies stopped the vehicle and the two occupants were eventually identified by the victim and witness.

While investigating this incident, an additional burglary was reported in the 4000 block of Onondaga Boulevard. Video surveillance secured from that area captured the same suspects damaging a screen door and entering a mudroom to steal footwear. The suspects also damaged the homeowner’s motorcycle while attempting to take it. A third burglary was also reported to the Solvay Police Department, which occurred in 200 block of Fifth Street and involved the same suspects.

The suspects were identified as John Jackson (40) of West Onondaga Street, Syracuse and Dante Scott (20) of Green Street, Syracuse. Both men were charged with two counts of burglary in the 2nd degree, two counts of grand larceny in the 4th degree, two counts of criminal mischief in the 2nd degree, two counts of criminal mischief in the 4th degree and two counts of petit larceny.

Jackson and Scott were arraigned in Centralized Arraignment Court. Scott’s bail was set at $10,000 cash, $20,000 bond, while Jackson was held on no bail. Both men continue to remain in the Justice Center.