NORWICH – Aaron J. Crawford and Chad L. VanDusen, two of the three men responsible for breaking into a New Berlin home and beating the owner with a crowbar, returned to Chenango County Court Thursday. Judge Michael E. Daley ordered the trio to pay restitution to three separate sources.
Crawford and VanDusen, along with Edward A. Steins, are responsible for breaking into the house of Michael “Toby” Tubiolo last November. The three men handcuffed Tubiolo to the bed, beat him over the head with a crowbar, and stole his property. The also burned down a barn in South New Berlin to divert authorities.
Both Tubiolo and the owner of the barn, Bruce G. Beckert, were seeking restitution, as well as the insurance company which paid out the policy. The combined amount they were asking for totaled approximately $135,000.