Sheriff: Deputies make two arrests in Cato during burglary in progress

Sheriff David Gould reports that the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an address on Route 34 in the Town of Cato for a reported burglary in progress at an unoccupied residence.

Upon arriving, Deputy Zach Prentice observed a dark Chevy pickup pulled into the garage and a door at the rear of the residence appeared to have been forcibly entered.

After additional units arrived, the residence was cleared; a cell phone along with multiple tools were located about the residence. Auburn Police K9 responded to the scene and quickly located one suspect hiding across Route 34 in the corn field. A second suspect was apprehended by officers shortly thereafter.

Deputies say that Corddereal M. Tompkins, 28, of Auburn and Tristan N. Saphara, 17, of Auburn were both arrested and charged with third-degree burglary – a Class D felony; fourth-degree criminal mischief – a Class A misdemeanor; and petit larceny.

Both were processed and arraigned in Cato Town Court and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail. Tompkins was remanded at no bail – while Saphara was remanded on $500 cash bail or $1,000 secured bond.

Their next date in court will be on December 14th at 6 pm.

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Cayuga County 911, Auburn Police Department, New York State Police and the New York State Environmental Conservation Police. They say several members of the public helped too.