NEW HARTFORD — A Utica man faces multiple charges following attempted burglaries in developments off of Higby Road, according to the New Hartford Police Department.
Nicholas K. Roe, 28, of has been charged with second-degree attempted burglary and possession of burglars tools, police said.
On April 8, police responded to several reports of attempted burglaries in the Higby Road area, officials said. Upon interviewing the victims involved, it was determined that at least one of the homes had a white man approach the front door of the residence while it was occupied and attempted to gain entry, police said.
After being unsuccessful, the man left only to return a short time later, officials said, and again tried to gain entry while attempting to disable the front door lock with a driver’s license. Shortly after, the man was unsuccessful and fled the area. Some of this activity was captured on an outside video camera.
With the assistance of Oneida County Probation, the New Hartford Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division was able to develop a suspect, officials said. On Monday, through further investigation and with the assistance of the New York State Police in Morrisville, New Hartford police were able to respond to Morrisville to take custody of Roe.
Roe was taken to Oneida County jail for arraignment with no bail set, officials said, and is scheduled to return to New Hartford Court at a later date.
The New Hartford Police Department is asking area residents that if they have any information in regards to this type of activity, or if they were victims of larcenies from vehicles, to call 315-724-7111.