Utica Man Arrested For Attempted Burglary
On Sunday April 8th 2018 the New Hartford Police Department responded to several reports of attempted burglaries in developments off of Higby Rd. Upon interviewing the victims involved it was found that at least one of the homes in question an unknown white male approached the front door of the residence while it was occupied and attempted to gain entry. Upon being unsuccessful, the unknown male left the area only to return a short time later. As the male returned to the home he again tried to gain entry while attempting to disable the front door lock with a driver’s license. Shortly after, the unknown male was unsuccessful and fled the area. Some of this criminal activity was captured on an outside video camera.
After completing a thorough investigation into the incidents, it was determined that these crimes were committed around 11:00pm on April 7th 2018. With the assistance of Oneida County Probation, the New Hartford Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division was able to develop a suspect.
On April 16th 2018, through further investigation into the reports, and with the assistance of the New York State Police in Morriseville, NY, members of the New Hartford Police Department were able to respond to Morrisville to take custody of the suspect in question who has been identified as Nicholas K. Roe 28, from Utica.
Roe was arrested by the New Hartford Police Department on the following charges:
-Attempted Burglary in the 2nd Degree a class D Felony
-Possession of Burglars Tools a class A Misdemeanor
At the completion of the arrest processing, Roe was transported to the Oneida County Jail for arraignment. Following the arraignment Roe was subsequently remanded to the Oneida County Jail on no bail. Roe is scheduled to return to New Hartford Court at a later date.
The New Hartford Police Department is asking area residents that if they have any further information in regards to this type of activity, or if they were victims of larcenies from vehicles between April 7th and April 8th 2018 to please contact the New Hartford Police Department at 315-724-7111 as this investigation is still ongoing.
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