OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego City Police Department recently arrested 33-year-old Bruce H. Macmillan, of 269 W. Third St., Oswego, and charged him with several crimes stemming from a string of incidents allegedly committed by Macmillan since March 7 as follows:
On March 7, 2012, at approximately 2:10 p.m., Oswego Police responded to a shoplifting
complaint at Kinney Drugs, located at 174 W. Bridge St., Oswego. Upon arrival store employees informed police that an unknown suspect had stolen an LED television and an Arizona Iced Tea from the store. The suspect had fled the scene, but police were able to obtain video surveillance footage of the suspect from the store. Upon reviewing still pictures taken from the video, a patrol officer recognized the suspect from prior police contact, and identified him as Bruce H. Macmillan. Police were unable to locate Macmillan at that time. The aggregate value of stolen property was approximately $140.
On March 14, 2012, at approximately 10:36 a.m., Oswego Police responded to a reported burglary at Palmer TV, located at 227 W. Third St., Oswego. Several television sets and television wall mounts had been stolen from the business sometime overnight. The aggregate value of stolen property was approximately $8,600.
On March 17, 2012 at approximately 2:24 p.m., Oswego Police responded to a shoplifting
complaint at Staples, located at 301 State Route 104, Oswego. Store employees reported that an unknown suspect had stolen several tablet computers from the store, and had fled on foot into the parking lot of the neighboring Walmart. The aggregate value of stolen property was approximately $1,375.
On March 18, 2012, at approximately 4:36 p.m., a loss prevention employee from Walmart, located at 341 State Route 104, Oswego, came to the Oswego Police Department to report the theft of merchandise from the Walmart store. An unknown suspect had been captured on store video surveillance, stealing several cellular telephones from a display rack. Again, upon reviewing the surveillance photographs, a patrol officer was able to identify the suspect as MacMillan. Walmart officials also provided police with a notice which had previously been served on Macmillan, resulting from a separate incident at the Walmart store located in the town of Granby, which informed him that he was no longer allowed on any Walmart property. The aggregate value of stolen property was approximately $1,000.
On March 20, 2012, at approximately 8:36 p.m., Oswego Police executed a search warrant at 269 W. Third St., Oswego, the residence of Macmillan. The search warrant had been issued by Oswego City Court based on information provided to police from a concerned citizen. Upon executing the search warrant, police recovered numerous items of suspected stolen property, including a television set which had been reported stolen during the March 14 burglary at Palmer TV.
On March 26, 2012, MacMillan was located and interviewed by members of the Oswego City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division. As a result of the interview, combined with additional corroborating evidence including the video surveillance photographs, recovered stolen property, and witness identifications, Macmillan was charged at noon on March 26 with Burglary in the Third Degree and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (both D Felonies) stemming from the March 14 Palmer TV burglary.
Macmillan was subsequently arraigned in Oswego City Court and released on his own recognizance.
Working together with the Patrol Division, the members of the Criminal Investigations Division continued to investigate the remaining incidents, and on March 28 at approximately 2:10 p.m., Macmillan was again located, at 101 Meadowbrook Circle, Fulton, where he was arrested and transported to the Oswego City Police Department.
Macmillan was charged with further crimes as follows:
Petit Larceny (A Misdemeanor), stemming from the March 7 incident at Kinney Drugs. Grand Larceny 4th Degree (E Felony), stemming from the March 17 incident at Staples. Burglary 3rd Degree (D Felony) and Petit Larceny (A Misdemeanor), stemming from the March 12 incident at Walmart. In this case, the burglary charge was due to the no trespass notice previously served on Macmillan regarding Walmart properties. Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree (E Felony), stemming from the March 20 search warrant execution.
Macmillan was again arraigned on all charges in Oswego City Court, and subsequently remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 bail bond.
He is scheduled to return to Oswego City Court on April 10.
Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding these or other similar incidents to
contact Sgt. Chris Pooler, at 315-342-8201.
Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email [email protected]