OSWEGO, NY – On Feb. 10, at approximately 7:18 a.m., Oswego Police responded to a burglary complaint at 208 W. Third St.
The complainant reported that sometime overnight, unknown suspect(s) had forcibly entered her residence while she slept and had stolen a cellular telephone, as well as numerous other items of electronics, identification and financial documents, and a small amount of cash and other personal property.
Utilizing information provided by the cellular provider, police were able to track the cellular telephone to a location in the city of Oswego, where upon their arrival they were able to develop further information which led them to 140 W. Third St.
Police obtained consent to search the residence and located 27-year-old Shariff O. Edmond, of 144 W. Third St., hiding in a second floor closet.
The cellular telephone was also located at the residence.
Further investigation resulted in the recovery of several items of suspected stolen property, including a digital camera reported stolen during a separate burglary at 83 E. Mohawk St., Oswego, which had originally been reported to police on Feb. 7.
Police located photographs of Edmond on the camera.
The Oswego City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division was called in to assist in the investigation, and after further interview, Edmond admitted to having committed both burglaries, as well as other similar crimes.
On Feb. 10, at 5 p.m., Edmond was arrested and charged with two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree (C felony), and one count each of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (D felony), Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (E felony), and Petit Larceny (A misdemeanor).
Edmond was arraigned in Oswego City Court and subsequently remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond.
He is currently scheduled to return in Oswego City Court on February 21, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Police are continuing to investigate and additional charges are pending.
Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or other similar incidents to contact them, at 315-342-8120. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email [email protected]