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Friday, 07 June 2013 09:08

Three Teenagers Indicted on Felony Burglary Challenges

By Staff Report | News

BALLSTON SPA — Three teenagers, including Saratoga County Administrator Spencer P. Hellwig III’s son, were indicted on felony burglary charges for allegedly breaking into a clubhouse and underage drinking.

Spencer P. Hellwig IV, 18, of East Avenue in Saratoga Springs; Jacob J. Hyland, 18, of the Paddocks of Wilton; and Jordan Canino, 18, of Ballston Avenue in Saratoga Springs were indicted Friday, May 31 on third-degree burglary, which is a felony. They were also indicted for fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors.

All three were charged with the misdemeanors in February for the January 22 incident, along with two other teenagers, but only Hellwig, Hyland and Canino were indicted on felonies, as the charges were levied by a grand jury.

After allegedly drinking alcohol in the Paddocks of Saratoga and causing more than $1,000 worth of damage, officials said a theater system was damaged with a security cage ripped out of the wall, three broken pool cues, toilet bowl cleaner sprayed over the room and beer placed into coffee-maker. There were also 60 beer cans left in the building.

The case is being handled by a special prosecutor, Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan.

This is the second felony vandalism charge against both Hellwig and Hyland. The two faced felony and misdemeanor criminal mischief charges in April 2012 after damaging multiple homes with a BB gun and baseball bat.

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