Elmira/Corning Regional Airport
Police Arrest Burglary Suspect
Written By: Tanja Rekhi
HORSEHEADS (WENY) -- A 38-year-old woman was arrested this morning after police say she broke into her neighbors homes at the Pioneer Trailer park on Watkins Road in Horseheads.
The suspect's name is Kristy Tenny. Neighbors say she's lived in the trailer park for a few years now.
They say burglaries have been happening for the past six months and they'd like to see tighter security.
Everyone at Pioneer Park pretty much knows each other and keeps their eyes out for one another.
A man living just across the street from her says he caught Tenny trying to steal his wallet, and called the police. He thinks drugs are to blame.
And just yesterday morning, a woman got her purse stolen. Neighbors say a car was also broken into.
They're hoping management puts up no trespassing signs and installs cameras.
"We thought it was a safe and wonderful neighborhood, and it's older people. Everybody kind of watches out for each other up here," says neighbor Sandria "Boots" Hess. "We do the best we can and it's a nice place to live normally. Hopefully it's back to that."
Tenny is in the Chemung County Jail on $10,000 bail.