Sheriff: Oswego man smashed, burgled Scriba Pit Stop

Zachary Gushlaw

SCRIBA — The man who broke into a gas station last year and absconded with nearly $200 worth of cigarettes has been captured, according to the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office.

Zachary J. Gushlaw, 23, of 84 E. Seneca St., Oswego, was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny following an investigation into to the incident, police said in a press release.

In December 2019, Gushlaw allegedly used a hammer to smash the door of the Pit Stop Convenience Store located at 3806 county Route 4 and gained entry to the store. Once inside, police said, he “jumped over the counter and took numerous cigarette packs” then fled.

The cigarettes were worth an estimated $196.88, according to the sheriff’s office.

Gushlaw was arraigned in Oswego County consolidated court.

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