State police arrested an Acra, NY man for burglary and robbery
Troop F Commander
On July 17, 2022, at approximately at 8:50 p.m., State Police from the Catskill barracks responded to a home on Joel M Austin Road in the town of Cairo for a report of a robbery. The homeowner informed troopers that an unknown man wearing a blue hoodie and jeans was walking up to his residence through the backyard. Upon confronting the unknown individual, the man pulled a knife out and ran into the residence and confronted someone else in the house, striking them in the head. He then grabbed a bag of prescription medication and fled the house. He got into a dark sedan and fled the area.
Following several leads during the investigation, State Police arrested John Prosser, age 53 from the town of Cairo on July 20, 2022. He was charged with Burglary 1st degree and Robbery 1st degree, both felonies. He was arraigned in the Town of Catskill Court in front of Judge Paolino and remanded to Greene County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash, $200,000 bond, or $250,000 partially secured bond.