Authorities arrest three in multiple burglaries
STEUBEN COUNTY—Authorities across four counties have made three arrests connected to burglaries in Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates Counties, Thursday, May 10, and Friday, May 11.
The sheriff’s departments from Steuben, Yates, Schuyler, and Livingston Counties; the New York State Police; and the Hornell Police Department investigated and made arrests that resulted from a series of daylight burglaries, which included the town of Tyrone. The Steuben sheriff’s office said the burglaries occurred over several months in the three counties and appeared to be connected in the method of entry and type of property being stolen (jewelry, money, electronics, and firearms).
Authorities said a routine traffic stop in Lima (Livingston County) on May 9, led to the recovery of stolen property linked to one of burglaries. The report said the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department also gathered information from an incident that occurred on May 9 in Tyrone, linking a suspect to the series of burglaries. Throughout last Thursday, law enforcement officials investigated several leads.
The Steuben sheriff’s office said the first arrest was of Todd R. Briglin, 41, N. Main Street Cohocton, May 10. Officials said he is charged with three counts of burglary in the second degree (Class C felonies) in connection to three reported residential burglaries. The report said the charges stem from Briglin allegedly forcibly entering three residences and stealing jewelry, electronics, and other personal items.
Briglin was arraigned in the town of Avoca court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash/$100,000 property bail until his reappearance in Avoca’s town court, May 14.
During the investigation, information also led to a search warrant being issued for a residence in the town of Campbell on Route 555, just after midnight on May 11. The sheriff’s office said five persons were found inside and detained for questioning. Authorities added that more than 70 illegally possessed firearms, ammunition, a variety of controlled substances, and assorted illegally possessed items were discovered. The report said the following two individuals, residing at the house, were charged:
• Robert D. Mills, 45, was charged with six counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree (Class E felonies).
• James Parker, 60, was charged with one count of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree (Class E felony).
Both were arraigned in the town of Campbell court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail until an appearance in court, May 14. The report added both are convicted felons and are prohibited under law to posses any firearm. The sheriff explained the arrests stemmed from the two having been in possession of the stolen firearms.
The investigation into the residential burglaries is continuing and further arrests are pending.