By REBECCA ISENHART
NISKAYUNA–Niskayuna Police have arrested and charged an individual in connection with an ongoing rash of burglaries in the Town of Niskayuna.
Dunna F. Wilson, 17, of Schenectady, was charged with six felonies, including two counts of burglary and four counts of grand larceny.
He appeared in Niskayuna Town Court on Wednesday, Nov. 12 and was returned to the Schenectady County Jail in lieu of bail.
Lieutenant Michael Stevens of the Niskayuna Police Department said Wilson is not the only person involved in the local burglaries.
Before appearing in Niskayuna court Wednesday night, Wilson had already been incarcerated in Schenectady for about two weeks on unrelated charges. However, during that time, there were about a half-dozen more burglaries in town.
The break-ins have mostly been contained in Niskayuna.
“It’s still ongoing,” Stevens said. “We feel there are more that we’re still trying to capture.”
Most of the recent burglaries have happened at night. Intruders typically gain entrance through an unlocked door or window, then take jewelry, electronics, and even cars. Each of the stolen cars have, so far, been recovered.
One of Wilson’s grand larceny charges pertained to a motor vehicle theft. Police are not sure whether he is connected with the other burglaries.
Stevens urged residents to pay attention to their surroundings and keep their homes and cars secure.
“We still want to get out there to people: ‘Lock your doors; be vigilant,’” Stevens said.