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New Scotland Archives The Altamont Enterprise, July 21, 2011
Tommell brothers collared for stealing equipment from Police equipment
NEW SCOTLAND State Police last Friday arrested two New Scotland brothers for possession of stolen construction equipment.
Samuel T. Tommell, 32, and Adam S. Tommell, 28, both of 277 Stove Pipe Rd., were each charged with three felonies for possession of stolen property and two felonies for illegal possession of a vehicle identification number.
According to a release from the State Police: The brothers had a 2007 Caterpillar excavator, worth $138,000, that they had taken from a State Police construction site on Troy-Schenectady Road in October of last year, the excavator was recovered on a farm located on Samek Road in the town of Mohawk, in Montgomery County.
The Tommell brothers also had a 2007 Kubota excavator, worth $58,000, that was stolen from the Thruway in May of last year and a 2005 Haulmark construction trailer, worth $5,500, that had been reported as stolen to the Bethlehem Police last November, according to the release; the trailer and excavator were found on a farm on Upper Flat Rock Road in New Scotland.
The vehicle identification numbers had been removed from both excavators and the trailer, the release says.
The brothers posted a $15,000 bail bond in the Mohawk and they posted a $10,000 bail bond in New Scotland, according to the release, which also says that “The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.”
Saranac Hale Spencer