Report of Sick Man Leads to Grand Larceny Arrest

The following information was provided by the Brewster Police Department and the New York State Police. It does not indicate a conviction.

Two agencies have arrested a 48-year-old Dover Plains man on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges following an incident in the Village of Brewster Tuesday.

According to Station Commander Sgt. Joseph Malorgio of the , the episode began Tuesday morning at Friends Adult Home in Stanfordville. Anthony Locantore, who officials say was living at the group home, allegedly broke into an office at the facility and stole $1,000 in cash, Malorgio said.

Staff members chased him into the woods, where state troopers from the area and a bloodhound joined the search, according to Malorgio. The search was unsuccessful and the agency issued an alert for officers to be on the lookout for Locantore.

Around 7:30 p.m. that day, Officers Hugo Tassone and James Oliver of the (BPD) responded to a 911 call of an ill man sitting in a parked car in the rear parking lot of the on Main Street. They found the man shaking and "filthy" in a 2000 Honda Civic, according to Chief John DelGardo.

The man asked for an ambulance, which arrived at the scene a short time later, and complained to officers of symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, DelGardo said. He said that the vehicle belonged to a friend, but he was allegedly unable to provide any registration. A license plate check showed that the vehicle was reported stolen, according to DelGardo.

It also showed the alert for Locantore, who officers identified as the ill man. They found $220 on him. He was taken to Putnam County Hospital Center and charged with two counts of felony criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, as well as misdemeanor criminal possession of stolen propery in the fifth degree, by the BPD. He was due in Village Court Friday morning.

Malorgio said officials believe Locantore entered an unlocked home in the Stanfordville area, took the keys to the resident's Honda Civic and left in the vehicle. He allegedly stole $400 from the residence as well, officials say.

State police charged Locantore with felony burglary in the second degree, two counts of felony grand larceny in the fourth degree, misdemeanor criminal mischief in the fourth degree and misdemeanor petty larceny.


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