Saturday, December 20, 2014

O'Toole pleads guilty in connection to burglary
By WKTV News

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - 19-year-old Thomas O'Toole pleaded guilty to robbery and burglary charges stemming from a burglary on Larchmont Road in New Hartford back in September.

Police say O'Toole was accused of burglarizing the home on September 13, 2012, by cutting the screen and entering through a rear window of the residence. Once inside, O'Toole is alleged to have ransacked several bed rooms and stolen multiple pieces of jewelry and other items valued at more then $10,000 before fleeing the residence.

An on-scene investigation involving Patrol and Forensic Officers was initiated and police say a Forensic Officer was able to develop fingerprints which were left by the suspect. That fingerprint was lifted then identified by Laboratory Technicians of the Syracuse Police Department. That identification process led Investigating Officers to O'Toole.

In October of 2012, O'Toole is accused of robbing the Byrne Dairy on Route 5 in Kirkland at knife point and making off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the store.

O'Toole was found shortly after the robbery in Pittsfield, Massachusetts as he left a hospital where he had received undisclosed treatment.

Police told media outlets there that it was unclear what he was doing in Pittsfield. O'Toole was then brought back to the Oneida County Jail.

He was also arrested in Mohawk in September on burglary charges.

He'll be back in court for sentencing on July 3rd.