GROTON, N.Y. — A Groton man has been charged with burglary after New York State Police say he stole a tractor from a residence and resold it.

In a news release Friday, police said they have charged Daniel H. Belue, 35, of Groton, with third-degree burglary, a felony. On April 8, police responded to a residence on Groton City Road for a report that a John Deere tractor and batteries had been stolen. Police said they were able to locate the stolen tractor at a residence in Summerhill the next day.

Police said Belue sold the lawn mower to the resident who did not know it was stolen.

Belue was arraigned in the Town of Groton Court and released on his own recognizance.

Kelsey O'Connor

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