Sherburne man arrested following bomb scare and vandalism in Oxford

OXFORD – A Sherburne man identified as being responsible for damaging property and triggering a bomb scare in the Village of Oxford on Thursday was swiftly arrested and charged following an investigation into the incidents.

The Oxford Police Department arrested John Earl Bush Sr., 39, of Sherburne, for criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor. Bush also saw additional charges of loitering.

According to police, Bush damaged a glass door and flower pot at Bartle’s Pharmacy in the village around midnight on Thursday. Shortly after, police allege that Bush walked to the NBT Bank/Mirabito Quickway location and left a medium sized blue and black duffle bag along with a functioning cell phone on the sidewalk in a suspicious matter.

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