Police nab suspect in rash of burglaries

NORWICH – The Norwich City Police have arrested Kevin J. Begeal, 21, in connection with tthe spree of burglaries which took place late last week nd over the weekend. The arrest is the result of combined efforts of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Department, Norwich City Police, New York State Troopers and the Oxford Police Department.

Begeal, formerly of Oxford, is charged with one count of 2nd degree burglary, three counts of 3rd degree criminal mischief, several counts of 3rd degree burglary, several counts of petit larceny and several counts of 4th degree criminal mischief.

“We had every available officer working on this, either looking for Begeal, or trying to prevent any further burglaries,” said Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino.

Police are still trying to determine if the suspect may be responsible for other recent burglaries in the Norwich and Oxford area. Police said at least 15 separate burglaries were committed over the course of the weekend; at least nine in Norwich and at least six in the Village of Oxford.

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