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From the Poughkeepsie Journal. More than likely these two wonders were using FRS.

Poughkeepsie father, son charged in Plattekill burglary
POU 7:24 p.m. EDT May 9, 2014
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Plattekill grocery burglary alleged

Two City of Poughkeepsie men, a father and his son, face felony charges after Ulster County sheriff's deputies investigated a reported burglary at a Town of Plattekill grocery.

Deputies said the pair were arrested Thursday afternoon. Early that day, deputies went to a grocery for an automated alarm. A keyholder found signs of entry. Deputies searched the store and found Mark A. Brescia, 50, of 355 Church St., hiding in a storage closet, they said.

Further investigation led to evidence that Brescia had been driven to this site by his son, Jacob A. Brescia, 19, of the same address, in Mark Brescia's truck. That, and additional evidence, was seized at the residence. It is alleged that the two communicated by handheld radios while Mark Brescia was inside the store.

Mark Brescia was charged with felony third-degree burglary and fourth-degree conspiracy as well as misdemeanor charges of possession of burglary tools, criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, criminal mischief, unlawful possession of radio devices and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned in Gardiner Town Court and sent to Ulster County Jail without bail to await further appearance.

Jacob Brescia was charged with the felonies of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree conspiracy, plus misdemeanors of criminal facilitation and unlawful possession of radio devices. After arraignment, he was sent to Ulster jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond to return to Plattekill court later.
 

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... and unlawful possession of radio devices...
Never heard of that law before. I'm assuming that using a 2 way radio for anything illegal, would be considered unlawful possession of a radio device though
 

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NYS PL sec 140.40

Not often used but it's there.


S 140.40 Unlawful possession of radio devices.
As used in this section, the term "radio device" means any device
capable of receiving a wireless voice transmission on any frequency
allocated for police use, or any device capable of transmitting and
receiving a wireless voice transmission. A person is guilty of unlawful
possession of a radio device when he possesses a radio device with the
intent to use that device in the commission of robbery, burglary,
larceny, gambling or a violation of any provision of article two hundred
twenty of the penal law.
Unlawful possession of a radio device is a class B misdemeanor.
 
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