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NY man accused of squatting in closed school, stealing plow for burglary, say deputies


Investigators say that{ } Sean Briggs, after his own vehicle become stuck in a snowbank, broke into the inside the school, living inside for two days.{ } (7News)
Investigators say that Sean Briggs, after his own vehicle become stuck in a snowbank, broke into the inside the school, living inside for two days. (7News)
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A Jefferson County man is facing a slew of charges, accused of breaking into a closed school and squatting there, then stealing a plow to attempt to burglarize a Jefferson County business.

On Tuesday December 27th, a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a building on Watertown. Outside they found an unoccupied pickup truck equipped with a plow near a damaged overhead door.

According to investigators, a deputy located a suspect, accused of stealing firearms, hunting and other camping gear.

That man was later identified as Sean M. Briggs.

The value of the stolen items was estimated at over $8,500.

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The plow truck was later determined to have been stolen from the General Brown High School.

Investigators say that Briggs, after his own vehicle become stuck in a snowbank, broke into the inside the school, living inside for two days.

According to investigators, Briggs fed himself from a concession stand and cooking in the home economics room, as well as using the gym to play basketball.

Briggs was charged with two counts of burglary, 4 counts of criminal mischief, grand larceny and possession of burglars tools.

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He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.



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