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Stony Point Man Charged in Burglaries at 2 Homes

Jewelry, household items, personal electronics stolen during daytime break-ins.

Stony Point Man Charged in Burglaries at 2 Homes

A Stony Point man has been charged with burglary in connection with daytime break-ins at two Tomkins Cove homes, according to Stony Point Police.

An investigation by town police led to the arrest of William L. Sanchez, 23, of 103 Tomkins Ave., on Thursday. Police said he is accused of breaking into two homes in the Tomkins Cove neighborhood during November 2012.

Lt. Keith Williams said jewelry, household items and personal electronics — items that could easily be sold or pawned — were taken in the burglaries. He said some items have been recovered in the investigation.

No one was home at the time of the burglaries, which took place in homes that were a short distance away from each other.

Sanchez is accused of second-degree burglary and third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He was arraigned before Judge William F. Franks and ordered held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City on $7,500 bail pending a hearing on Tuesday.

The two burglaries in Tomkins Cover were among a number of break-ins toward the end of 2012 throughout Rockland County. Police urge residents to call police if they see something suspicious in their neighborhood, and they urge residents to make sure their doors and windows are locked when they are away from home.

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