Couple allegedly stole couch, chair valued at over $1,800

MOUNT MORRIS — A Nunda couple has been arrested on felony burglary and larceny charges after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty said Thursday.


On Feb. 28, Sheriff’s Investigator Connor Sanford arrested and charged Richard L. Zerpentine and Peggy Sue Zerpentine, both 62, with felony Burglary in the second-degree and Grand Larceny in the fourth-degree.


It is alleged that on Feb. 26, Richard and Peggy Sue Zerpentine entered a home on Creek Road and stole a couch and a chair valued at over $1,800. It is further alleged that Richard and Peggy Sue did not have permission from the owner to enter the home or remove any items.


Richard and Peggy Sue were turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The offenses only qualified for pre- arraignment detention under the NYS Justice Reform Act as the victim of the crime requested an order of protection but the charges did not qualify for the suspects to be held on bail.


Richard and Peggy Sue were later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Mount Morris Justice David Provo. The Judge did release both on their own recognizance (ROR) and Deputies set them free as required by the NYS Justice Reform Act.


Sergeant Joseph Breu and Deputy Connor Boor of the Patrol Division, and Deputy Michael Donals of the Forensic Identification Unit, assisted with the investigation.