Police: Homeless man accused of burglarizing Glenmont home

BETHLEHEM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police say a homeless man is being accused of burglarizing a home in Glenmont.

According to authorities on Sunday, January 24 the Bethlehem Police Department responded to a reported burglary at a residence in Glenmont. When they started their investigation it was determined that the suspect had entered the house through a back door and stole food and other property from inside the residence.

During the investigation police learned that a subject was seen by neighbors acting suspiciously in the area of the house that was broken into.

On Monday, January 25 Bethlehem Police got a report of a suspicious person on River Road in Glenmont, which matched the description of the burglary suspect from the previous day. When they got there, the suspect fled into a wooded area with rugged terrain near the Hudson River.  The suspect was located and taken into custody.

Police say Shane Young, who listed his address as homeless, with a last known address of New Hampshire, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Burglary in the Second Degree and one misdemeanor count of Petit Larceny.

Young was arraigned in the Town of Bethlehem Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail without bail. He is due to return to the Town of Bethlehem Court on a later date.

The investigation has determined that Young was residing in a wooded location off of River Road for an unknown period of time.  Anyone who has recently had contact with Young or observed him in the area is asked to contact Bethlehem Police at 518-439-9973.

The Bethlehem Police were assisted by Albany County Sheriff’s Department K-9 units in this investigation.

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