Kent teen charged with burglary

(Original publication: August 3, 2004)

Police have wrapped up an investigation into the May burglary of a Route 52 delicatessen with the arrest of a Lake Carmel man.

Robert Doherty, 19, surrendered to police on Thursday and was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, Lt. Alex DiVernieri said yesterday. Doherty, son of Kent town Councilwoman Kathy Doherty, appeared before Town Justice Peter Collins, who released him without bail and ordered him to return to court on Sept. 13.

Police said that Doherty and another teen, Peter Muir, 16, of Farmers Mills Road, broke into Deli Land at Route 52 and Chauncey Road around 1:50 a.m. on May 17. Roughly $205 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets were stolen. Police alleged that Muir stole the lottery tickets and charged him in May with third-degree burglary, a felony, as well as petty larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, misdemeanors .

The case remained under investigation by Detective Kevin Douchkoff, who said shortly after Muir's arrest that police had identified a second suspect.

Within minutes of the burglary, Officer Thomas Carroll and his canine partner, Justice, responded to the business and picked up a scent, which led police to a nearby Sedgewick Road residence, where police say they found Muir and the lottery tickets. His case is still pending.


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