Lansing, N.Y. — Court documents released Wednesday suggest the extent and variety of items taken by two burglars who stand accused of more than 20 commercial and residential burglaries across Tompkins County.

Leandre Lovett, 21, and Nadie Leigh Phoenix, 24, both of Ithaca, have confessed to the string of burglaries that have rattled Ithaca businesses and frustrated law enforcement since July, a news release said.

Lovett and Phoenix were both charged with one count of burglary in the second degree and two counts of burglary in the third degree. More charges are possible.

Lovett and Phoenix

Here are some of the belongings, as revealed by court documents, that were taken by Lovett and Phoenix:

— A bolted safe with +$3,500, a cashier drawer and a video surveillance monitor | On Aug. 18, around 11:52 p.m. | From a Subway on Catherwood Drive

— Broke a double pane window, took $243 in property | Sept. 1, 2014 around 11 p.m. | From the same Subway

— A floor safe with money and paperwork inside valued at more than $1,000 | The Merrill Family Sailing Center | Aug. 17, around 12:05 a.m.

“The defendant did on 9/2/14, during a recorded interview, admit to Sr. Inv. Jody Combs, TCSO, that he and his accomplice, Nadie Leigh Phoenix, had committed the aforesaid acts.”

— An engraved sword received by someone upon graduation from the Navy, with the recipient’s initials engraved on it; a Macbook Pro Computer; a Dewalt cordless Drill; a tanzanite and diamond ring; a Nike duffle bag; an emerald and diamond ring; bottles of liquor of Captain Morgan, Bombay, Sapphire, St. Germain, Jose Cuervo Gold Tequilla and others. | Aug. 18 in the town of Dryden

“I would like them held accountable for what they have done,” the woman told police about the suspects.


Incomplete round-up of headlines related to the burglaries

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.