NORWICH – Five individuals charged with a variety of misdemeanor and felony crimes appeared in county court Monday, three sentenced and two pleading not guilty to the charges brought against them.
• Talon N. Taltavall, 22, New Berlin, was sentenced to one year at the Chenango County Correctional Facility after pleading guilty to one count of third degree burglary, a class D felony, and must pay approximately $700 in restitution.
Indicted by a Chenango County grand jury in May of 2012, it was alleged that Taltavall, on or about April 23 in the Town of New Berlin, did knowingly and unlawfully remain – with the intent to commit a crime – in a pair of local businesses: the New Berlin Diner, 5709 State Highway 8, and the New Berlin Big M, also known at that time as Marquit’s Supermarket, 1 South Main St. According to his indictment, Taltavall stole property consisting of two cash registers, $85 cash, tobacco products, miscellaneous groceries, two 30-packs of beer and a butcher knife.
District Attorney Joseph McBride noted Taltavall’s extensive criminal history, given his age, and said he hoped he will change his ways. Said Taltavall, “I’m very sorry for what I did; it should have never happened and it will never happen again.”