Broome Burglary Suspect Found Hiding in Closet
A man wanted in connection with a burglary at a Broome County home was arrested after he police discovered him hiding in a bedroom closet.
Bob Joseph/ WNBF News [file][/caption]Authorities say 33-year-old Donald Rowe III of Harpursville has been charged with second-degree burglary. He also was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property.
According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, Rowe also was wanted on warrants issued in Vestal. He had been sought for nearly striking a police officer while fleeing from a larceny last month.
Deputies went to a residence on Bevier Street in the Town of Dickinson after they received a tip Rowe was there.
Investigators say the homeowner, 39-year-old Bobbie Jo Howell, told deputies Rowe wasn't there. When she allowed deputies to search the residence, Rowe was found in a closet. He was taken into custody without incident.
Rowe is suspected of stealing cash and a nine-millimeter handgun from a relative's home on Belden Manor Road. Authorities say he admitted taking the property. The stolen gun was recovered from Rowe's car.
Rowe was arraigned Friday in Dickinson town court. He was sent to Broome County Jail without bail.
Howell was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution, a felony.
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