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Local Man Arrested After Tool Burglary

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a 23 year-old Southeast man on charges stemming from the reported burglary of a storage building.

In February of this year, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a local resident reporting that his storage building had been unlawfully entered and tools, valued in excess of $2,000, were stolen.

The investigation was assigned to Investigator John Alfano of the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. As a result of his probe, Thomas Patrick McCabe of 790 Route 312 was arrested. Mr. McCabe was charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a felony.

He was arraigned before Southeast Town Justice Richard Vercellone and remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He was later released after posting the required bail.

Some of the stolen property was recovered by the investigator.

If convicted of the burglary charge, Mr. McCabe may be sentenced to a term of incarceration not to exceed seven years in a New York State correctional facility as determined by a court.

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