TUPPER LAKE — A second man faces felony charges in connection with a string of burglaries and robberies in the Village of Tupper Lake during the last several months.Tupper Lake Village police reported Shane J. Yando, 18, of Tupper Lake was arrested at 5:05 p.m. and charged with three counts of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies.Those are the same charges that were lodged against Christopher J. Beaudette on April 14.Yando was turned over to the Franklin County Probation Department.The pair allegedly forcibly entered Larkin's Enterprises on Main Street during the early hours of Dec. 18, 2006 and stole money, checks and merchandise.They also allegedly forced entry through a back door at Tupper Lake Moose Lodge at 21 Cedar St. during the early hours of March 4.Beaudette and Yando allegedly stole cigarette lighters and other items and caused damage inside the building.They are also alleged to have burglarized Adirondack Machines at 111 Main St., with access gained through a back door. Beaudette and Yando allegedly stole money, a paint ball gun and other items.Tupper Lake Village Police Chief Thomas Fee thanked Tupper Lake-based State Police and New York State Police K-9 member Skiff stationed in Indian Lake and his handler."Without the day-to-day conversations between our officers and members of the New York State Police these arrests would never have taken place," Fee said in a news release. "As chief of this department, I take special pride in the officers of this department who followed up each and every lead that come in."He also thanked the Franklin County District Attorney's Office, local media and community members who provided information that led to the arrests.Police continue to investigate a burglary that occurred within the last week at Boulevard Wine and Spirits. Police ask anyone with information to call 359-3776.
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