String of Endwell Burglaries

By Leigh Dana

January 11, 2011 Updated Jan 11, 2011 at 9:37 PM EDT

Endwell NY (WBNG Binghamton) Neighbors in Endwell are on high alert following a string of home and car burglaries.

While one arrest has been made, the Sheriff's office has reason to believe more people are involved with the crime.

Nearly two dozen car and home burglaries in the past month have left people living in Endwell on edge.

Devon Morrison's home on Robins Street fell victim.

"He attempted to come in through the window, couldn't come in through the window. He came over to see if the door was open and it was," described Morrison.

A purse, rings and tennis shoes were stolen from his home, all of which were close to the door.

Another home on Watson Boulevard was also a target.

Investigators say the burglar entered through an unlocked basement door, went up the stairs, stole wrapped Christmas presents from underneath the Christmas tree, then made their way to the next three homes.

Footprints were found in the snow.

Now neighbors are on high alert, leaving lights on and locking both cars and doors, even while they're home.

"It's never comforting to think that your home could be broken into, that your belongings could be gone through," said one neighbor.

Reuden Ogando, 17, of Endwell has been arrested and faces charges for stealing several items, including an iPod, from a car in the neighborhood.

"it's all my same neighbors and things here haven't changed much, around us it is," said Morrison. "And I guess it's starting to creep into our neighborhoods."

A neighborhood watch program for the area is currently in the works.

Investigators say they have reason to believe there are more people involved with these crimes.

The Broome County Sheriff's Office is urging anyone with information on the burglaries to call them at 607 778 1196.

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