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Stockton man charged in theft from barn

FREDONIA – A Stockton man was arrested last Tuesday in connection with a burglary reported Feb. 26, authorities said.

Justin Peck, 21, was charged by State Police with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief.

Copper piping, four lawn tractor batteries, an electric vaccum pump, a kids’ four-wheeler and a dirt bike were stolen from a barn on Pierson Road in the Town of Stockton, police said. The total value of the items was placed at $550.

A rear door to the house was pushed in and copper water lines were cut from the basement ceiling, police said. The upstairs baseboard heaters and electrical lines were also stolen. The copper and electrical lines were sold at a scrap yard for between $150 and $200, police said.

Peck was issue appearance tickets and is due in Town of Stockton Court on July 20.