Rochester man wanted in connection with string of burglaries surrenders to Dover police
DOVER – After several people were arrested for felony burglary charges last week, a Rochester man turned himself in to police Saturday afternoon.
Joshua Elliott, 18, of 13A Pickering Road in Rochester, was charged with four counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary in connection with four incidents that occurred in November and December.
Elliott and Cody Greenwood, 18, of 48 Lafayette St. in Rochester, allegedly broke into Profile Gas at 104 Central Ave. and stole an undisclosed amount of cash Nov. 27. Shaun Otis, 22, of 35 Whittier St. in Dover, allegedly drove the pair to and from the gas station, according to police.
On Nov. 30, Elliott and a 16-year-old male allegedly forced their way into North Country Tractor at 10 Littleworth Road and took a cellular telephone.
The attempted burglary charges stems from a Dec. 3 incident at the Dover Irving at 165 Knox Marsh Rd. Elliott allegedly broke into the store, but nothing was stolen from the business, according to police.
Elliott and David Sullivan, 17, of 25 Hanson St. in Dover, allegedly stole broke into and cigarettes from the Quick To Go at 547 Central Ave., that was burglarized Dec. 12. Shannon Otis, 19, who is the sister of Shaun and also lives at 35 Whittier St. in Dover, allegedly drove Elliott and Sullivan to the store, according to police.
After his arrest, Elliott refused the services of a bail commissioner and was taken to Strafford County jail. His is scheduled to be arraigned via video in 7th Circuit Court - Dover District Division Monday morning.
Greenwood, who was arrested Jan. 7, was charged with burglary and was released on $5,000 personal recognizance. The teen, whose identity was not released, was referred to the juvenile justice system.
After turning themselves into police Jan. 8, Shaun and Shannon Otis were both charged with criminal liability for the conduct of another. They were released on $1,000 personal recognizance.
Greenwood, Otis and his sister, Shannon, are all scheduled to be arraigned in Dover Feb. 7.
Police issued a warrant for David Sullivan, 17, of 25 Hanson St., Dover, who is currently being held in jail on unrelated charges.
Burglary, attempted burglary and criminal liability for the conduct of another are Class B felonies and each count could result in up to 3½ to 7 years in prison, if convicted.