Carmel Men Face Burglary Charges


Carmel Men Face Burglary Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrests of two Carmel men on charges of burglary.

On January 30, 2016, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) arrested Danny Groissl, 24, and Joseph W. Braun, 26, both of Fowler Avenue, Carmel and charged each man with two counts of Burglary In the Second Degree, a felony. The arrests were the result of an investigation based on a January 19, 2016 complaint from a Carmel man alleging that numerous items had been stolen from his parent’s residence while they were away. During the subsequent investigation, Groissl and Braun were developed as suspects in the burglaries.

On January 30, members of the Sheriff’s Department BCI, Road Patrol Division and Narcotics Enforcement Unit executed search warrants at the Fowler Avenue residence and recovered numerous items that had been reported stolen during the course of the burglaries. Groissl and Braun were then arrested and charged with the crimes. The two defendants were arraigned before Putnam Valley Justice Louis DiCarlo and committed to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000.00 cash bail or $100,000.00 bond pending a future appearance in the Town of Carmel Justice Court to answer the charges.

At the time of his arrest, Groissl was also the subject of an active Bench Warrant issued by the Town of Carmel Justice Court on charges of Grand Larceny.

As a result of the search warrant executed at the Fowler Avenue location, additional items were recovered that have been linked to a separate burglary case currently under investigation by the Town of Carmel Police Department.

If found guilty of the felony charges, the defendants could each face up to fifteen years in a New York State Correctional Facility and a fine of up to $15,000.00 for each charge.

Author: Harlem Valley News