Police: Two charged in Catskill burglary

Two Greene County residents have been charged with burglary in connection with an incident on Grove School Road in Catskill. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

CATSKILL — Two Greene County residents have been arrested and charged in connection with a reported burglary Tuesday afternoon at a home in the town of Catskill, State Police Public Information Officer Steven Nevel said Thursday.

Dondi Johnson, 50, of Catskill, was charged Tuesday with second-degree burglary, a class C felony, Nevel said.

Breanna Smith, 30, of Oak Hill, was charged Wednesday with second-degree burglary, a class C felony, Nevel said.

On Tuesday at about 12:14 p.m. Greene County 911 received a call from a homeowner on Grove School Road, who reported seeing two individuals at his residence on his home surveillance camera, Nevel said.

State police and other police agencies responded to the home for the report of a burglary in progress, but the individuals had left the area before police arrived, Nevel said.

Using the security video, police were able to get a description of the suspects and were able to locate Johnson on Broome Street in the village of Catskill later in the day, Nevel said.

Smith was taken into custody Wednesday.

Johnson and Smith were arraigned in Catskill Town Court and were handed over to the custody of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office without bail, Nevel said.

Johnson has eight previous felony convictions, Nevel said.

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