PLAINVILLE - A New Hartford man is facing two and a half years in prison for burglarizing a Plainville business and violating his probation.
Brandon Pack, 23, accepted a plea deal Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree burglary and admitted to violating his probation - which he had been serving for a previous burglary conviction. Charges of third-degree criminal mischief and sixth-degree larceny were not pursued.
Pack was sentenced to two and a half years in prison, with no probation.
According to the arrest warrant, the owner of Rosania Stone, a kitchen and bathroom stone business on Farmington Avenue, reported to police on Aug. 22 that the business had been burglarized within the last few days. The owner found folders scattered all over the floor, a shelf ripped off the wall and a metal safe, which contained blank business checks, had been stolen.
Outside the building, police found a screen to a sliding window that had been pried off. There were smudge marks on the window that indicated the suspect slid it open to get inside, as it was apparently unlocked, the warrant said.
During the investigation, police viewed video surveillance footage from inside the business, and an employee of the business recognized the suspect in the video as Pack, a family member.
Additionally, the warrant said, the family member called Pack and he admitted to committing the burglary. Police could not make contact with him throughout the investigation.
Pack was placed on probation in 2014 after he was convicted of second-degree burglary.
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