Two Putnam Men Charged With Burglary
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of two area men on burglary charges stemming from their alleged break-in into a private residence.
At about 10:45AM on February 8, 2014, alert residents observed the pair entering a house on Morrissey Drive in Putnam Valley. They were then seen leaving the premises carrying several lengths of copper heating pipes. The two then got into a car and drove away. One of the neighbors called the Sheriff’s Office and provided deputies with the description of both the suspects and their vehicle to include the license plate number on the car.
While sheriff’s deputies and state troopers searched the area for the pair, Deputy Johnathon Cihanek located the vehicle several minutes later at a gas station near Oregon and Oscawana Lake Roads. Deputy Cihanek approached the car and saw the stolen pipes on the back seat. The passenger in the car, identified as 21 year-old Sean T. Foley of 50 Northway, Putnam Valley, New York, was taken into custody. Prior to the deputy’s arrival, the operator of the vehicle had entered the gas station to pay for a gasoline purchase. Upon exiting the store, the driver, 24 year-old Daniel J. Adorno also of 50 Northway fled the area on foot. He was located at his home approximately one hour later.
Investigator Thomas Corless of the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation was assigned to the case. He charged both Mr. Foley and Mr. Adorno were charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, a class “C” violent felony. They were arraigned before
Philipstown Town Justice Steven Tomann, acting on behalf of the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court. Justice Tomann remanded the pair to the Putnam County Correctional Facility – Mr. Foley in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond and Mr. Adorno in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.
If convicted of the charge, the pair may be sentenced to a term of incarceration for up to fifteen years in a New York State correctional facility as determined by a court.