A Greene County man was arrested and charged with allegedly breaking into a Coxsackie residence Saturday night, according to the sheriff’s office.
Scott J. Toland, 35, of Cairo, was arrested the morning after he was caught on a home surveillance video in a residence on Route 9W in Coxsackie, Lt. Adam Brainard with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said.
Toland allegedly entered the home by breaking a window and a door, Brainard said. None of the occupants of the residence were home at the time of the break-in, which occurred just before midnight on Saturday.
Toland was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony, and second-degree-criminal trespass, a class A misdemeanor, and released, Brainard said.
The charges are going to be upgraded because Toland had a pistol on him when he entered the residence, Brainard said. The pistol is registered to Toland.
The criminal trespass charge will become a first-degree charge, a class E felony, Brainard said.
These charges do not allow bail to be set under the new bail reform law, Brainard said.
The sheriff’s office released photos taken by the surveillance camera in an effort to identify Toland. An anonymous tip enabled the sheriff’s office to locate Toland.
When officers went to Toland’s residence, Toland admitted he was the person in the photographs, Brainard said.
Nothing was taken from the residence, Brainard said.
“The alarm went off and he was scared out of the house,” he said.