On July 9, 2020, state police in Herkimer, along with troopers from Richfield Springs and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, made an arrest on a string of burglaries that spanned three counties. 

John J. Lemche, III, 23, of Herkimer, was arrested in the village of Herkimer for allegedly breaking into several businesses including the Covered Bridge Convenience Store in Salisbury, the Dolgeville Rod and Gun Club in Manheim, Lombardo’s Pizza Plus in St. Johnsville, and Parkside in St. Johnsville, Ayers Animal Shelter in Sprakers and Kelly’s Deli in Springfield Center.

Lemche was arraigned in Herkimer Town Court on Herkimer County charges and released on his own recognizance. He was turned over to Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies for process and arraignment in Montgomery County.

State police were assisted by the Herkimer Village Police Department.

The investigation continues.

By martha

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