Police arrest two men for string of burglaries in New York

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) – State police say they have arrested two men who carried out a string of burglaries in central and eastern New York.

They say 68-year-old Delwright Dyman of New York Mills, N.Y., and 58-year-old Marc Levesque of Windham, N.H., face second-degree burglary charges that could bring them up to 15 years in prison.

Police say Dyman used to be a member of the Barge Canal Gang, a crew of Utica-based hoodlums with organized crime ties who hatched burglaries and cracked safes up and down the East Coast during the 1960s and 1970s.
The suspects were arrested early Sunday after trying to break into a New Hartford home and steal $35,000 in jewelry, antiques and collectibles.

Both men were being held without bail on Wednesday and are due back in court Friday. Police didn’t know if they have lawyers.

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