HIGHLAND FALLS — Four male teens, all 17 or 18, have been arrested in connection with the burglary of the Highlands Town Hall.

The break-in happened between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday. Two safes were taken, from the supervisor’s and court clerk’s offices. Supervisor Bob Livsey said that one of the safes may have contained a couple of thousand dollars.

The suspects gained access to Town Hall, at 254 Main St. in Highland Falls, by removing an air conditioner from a first-floor window.

The four suspects, whose names were withheld because they might be eligible for youthful offender status, were arrested Wednesday night and charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, all felonies.

They were arraigned before Monroe Town Justice Steven Milligram, where the case was moved because the Highlands Town Court was considered one of the victims. Three were sent to Orange County Jail with bail ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 cash or $30,000 to $150,000 bond, pending further court action. The fourth teen posted bail.

Highland Falls police Chief Kenneth Scott said the burglary investigation is still open, and more arrests might be made.

Village police were assisted by the Town of Highlands police and state police.

mrandall@th-record.com