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Colesburg Man Charged with Burglarizing Ed-Co Elementary

A man has been charged with burglarizing Ed-Co Elementary in Colesburg.

It happened last week Tuesday, August 2nd around 3 am. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 30-year old Tanner Bailey of Colesburg allegedly forced entry into the school by using a battery-operated grinder on the school’s entry door. 

Bailey allegedly stole several items from the school valued at over $1,500 – including a CD player, two flip cameras, stainless steel utility knives, professional grade scissors and a glue gun. He’s also accused of destroying school cabinets while committing the burglary and leaving a freezer door open, spoiling the school’s frozen food. 

The Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Bailey’s home and found several items from the burglary. 

A few days before the burglary on July 28th, the Colesburg Community Development Group reported that their concession stand at the softball complex had been broken into the night before. Two steel doors had been pried open. During the search at Bailey’s home, authorities found candy bars that had been stolen from the concession stand, along with a large pry bar that had been used to pry open the doors. 

Bailey was taken into custody at the Delaware County Jail. He faces numerous charges, including Third Degree Burglary, Second Degree and Fifth Degree Theft, Second Degree Criminal Mischief and Possession of Burglary Tools.


photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH

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