Lovett and Phoenix

Ithaca, N.Y. — The Ithaca area pair who pleaded guilty to felony burglary charges were linked to 50 different break-ins across the region, according to court documents.

Leandre Lovett, 24, and Nadie Leigh Phoenix, 21, reached plea deals in Tompkins County Court on Friday.

Lovett, who had a prior felony arrest, faces 8 and 1/2 years in prison for his crimes. Phoenix faces 3 and 1/2 years, court records say.

Sheriff’s deputies have said the pair confessed to more than 20 burglaries. An Ithaca Voice review of court documents on Monday revealed the extent and breadth of the crimes, which Assistant District Attorney Gary Surdell called one of the largest in the county’s history, according to WHCU.

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Here’s prosecutors’ list:

1 — June 2 | Vet Care of Ithaca

— Burglars stole safe, broke window at Veterinary Care of Ithaca at 712 West Court Street.

2 — June 20 | Cornell Laundry & Cleaning Center

— They damaged a safe at the Cornell Laundry & Cleaning Center, at 527 West State Street.

3 — June 30 | Quilters Corners

— Stole safe, cash from Quilters Corners at 518 West State Street.

4-6— July 11 | Ithaca to Go | Ithaca Grain and Pet Supply | Cedar View Golf Course

— Stole cash from Ithaca to Go offices at 902 Taber Street.

— Stole cash and change from Ithaca Grain and Pet Supply at 1011 West Seneca Street.

— Stole cash and a register from Cedar View Golf Course at 125 Cedar View Road in Lansing.

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7 — July 14 | Angelo’s Dry Cleaner

— Stole cash from Angelo’s Dry Cleaner at 315 North Meadow Street.

8 — July 17 | Tanning Bed

— Stole $50 from Tanning Bed at 722 South Meadow Street.

9 — July 18 | Bowl-a-Drome

— Tried breaking into Bowl-a-Drome at 401 3rd Street.

10 — July 20 | The Piggery

— Took $1,800 from a safe at The Piggery at 423 Franklin Street.

Piggery staff boarded up the broken window. (Jeff Stein/Ithaca Voice)

11 — July 24 | Gimme! Coffee

— Tried breaking into Gimme! Coffee at 430 North Cayuga Street.

12 — August 3 | Autopart International

— Took cash box and credit card from Autopart International at 23 Cinema Drive.

13 — August 5 | Subway

— Took cash, photos from Subway at 401 Elmira Road.

14-15 — August 8 | Firehouse Subs | Cobbler’s Cottage

— Took safe from Firehouse Subs at 740 South Meadow Street

— Took register, laptops and cash and caused property damage at Cobbler’s Cottage at 222 Elmira Road in Ithaca.

16 — August 9 | Residence

— Burglars damaged a door at 170 Cecil Malone Drive.

17-19 — August 10 | Ithaca to Go | Ithaca Grain and Pet Supply | Warehouse Carpet Outlet

— Took cashbox, cash from Ithaca to Go at 902 Taber Street.

A burglar at Ithaca to Go.

— Broke into Ithaca Grain and Pet Supply at 1011 West Seneca Street.

— Broken window at Warehouse Carpet Outlet at 170 Cecil Malone Drive.

Tabitha Davis, of Angelo’s, points to security footage. (Jeff Stein/Ithaca Voice)

20-22 — August 12 | Auto Parts | Angelo’s Dry Cleaner | Firehouse Subs

— Break-in but nothing taken at Autoparts International at 23 Cinema Drive.

— Cash taken from Angelo’s Dry Cleaner at 315 North Meadow.

— Burglars stole from Firehouse Subs at 740 South Meadow Street.

23-24 — August 13 | Tanning Bed | Colonial Cleaners

— Stole $50 from Tanning Bed at 722 South Meadow St.

— Took cash from Colonial Cleaners on East Shore Drive.

25-27 — August 14 | Family Dollar | Subway | Frosty Cow

— Burglarized the Family Dollar at 5 Enterprise Drive in Dryden, smashing a door and taking cell phones.

— Took food and damaged the safe of a Subway at 11 Ellis Drive in Dryden .

— Burglarized the Frosty Cow at 6 Livermore Crossing in Dryden.

28 — August 16 | Cornell Sailing Center

— Took safe and checks from the Cornell Sailing Center at 1000 East Shore Drive.

29-32 — August 17 | Frosty Cow | Cayuga Xpress | Taylor Rental Center | 1 more

— Damaged the Frosty Cow at 6 Livermore Crossing in Dryden.

— Stole safe from Cayuga Xpress at 1779 Hanshaw Road in Dryden.

— Ransacked the Taylor Rental Center at 1779 Hanshaw Road.

— One more business.

33-35 — August 18 | Residence | Subway | Purity

— Stole engraved Navy sword, diamond ring and more from residence at 1229 Ellis Hallow Drive.

— Damaged door at Subway at 401 Elmira Road.

— Damaged glass at Purity Ice Cream at 700 Cascadilla St.

36 — August 19 | Subway

— Took $1,700 from a Subway at 15 Catherwood Road.

37 — August 25 | Tanning Bed

— Took about $50 from Tanning Bed at 722 South Meadow Street.

38 — August 27 | Brownies | Not My Dad’s Ice Cream | TBurg Liquor Store | Dollar General | Subway

— Break-in at Brownies Produce Market at 1901 Trumansburg Road.

— Took $1,560 from Not My Dad’s Ice Cream at 203 East Main Street in Trumansburg.

— Took $100 from the Trumansbrug Liquor Store at 55 East Main St.

— Break-in at the Dollar General at 61 West Main St. in Trumansburg.

— Took lockbox and cash from a Subway in Trumansburg.

43 — August 30 | Tanning Bed | Residence | Collegetown Cab

— Took $50 from the Tanning Bed at 722 South Meadow St.

— Stole a purse and cash from a aesidence at 147 Quarry Road in Dryden.

— Took a computer from Collegetown Cab at 412 4th Street in Ithaca.

46-49 — August 31 | West End Optical | Residence | Residence | Residence

— Break-in at West End Optical at 609 West Clinton Plaza.

— Took a safe, jewlery, passports and reports cards from a residence at 106 Elmwood Ave. in Ithaca.

— Took two lap tops from 120 East York Street in Ithaca.

— Stole lap tops from a residence at 1157 East Shore Drive.

50 — September 2 | Subway

— Burglarized the Subway in Lansing and were caught.

There were drinks from the Subway in their car.


Incomplete round-up of headlines related to the burglaries


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Jeff Stein

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