An Elmira man was found guilty of multiple charges by a Schuyler County jury on Friday.
Joseph G. Sindoni, 31, was convicted of second-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and criminal mischief.
According to the Schuyler County’s District Attorney’s Office, Sindoni was leaving the victim’s Odessa home with a bag of stolen property when the victim returned to her home.
The victim provided police with a description of Sindoni, the truck he was driving, and the license plate of the truck. The vehicle happened to be a work truck with company logos on both doors, from Sindoni’s employer, which helped the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department develop Sindoni as its primary suspect.
Prior to fleeing New York State and heading to Hoke County, North Carolina, Sindoni abandoned the work truck in Waverly after stripping off the company logos.
He also disposed of the bag which contained some of the victim’s property near his sister’s residence in Waverly. Sindoni’s DNA was found in the gloves that were with some of the stolen property.
Sindoni was apprehended in North Carolina, where he waived extradition and was returned to NYS on a parole violation.
The trial lasted five days and the jury took just over an hour to reach a verdict.
Sindoni is scheduled to be sentenced in February 2017. He faces a minimum of seven years and a maximum of 15 years in prison as a second violent felony offender.
The Schuyler County’s District Attorney’s Office says Sindoni is also a suspect in numerous burglaries in Broome and Tioga counties.