Rozell gets six years for attempted burglary

Michael Rozell

Michael Rozell

BETHLEHEM — Michael Rozell, 37, of Delmar was sentenced on Tuesday to six years in state prison, to be followed by five years of probation.

On Aug. 1, Rozell pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted burglary, a felony.

He was sentenced on Tuesday by Judge William A. Carter in Albany County Court.

On Oct. 21, 2016, according to a release from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, at about 10:52 a.m., Rozell attempted to break into a house on Paxwood Road, in Bethlehem, by throwing a brick through a window; he ran away when the home’s security alarm sounded.

In a separate incident on the same day, the release says, Rozell broke a window of another residence, climbed in, and stole valuables. A witness observed the break-in and called the police. When police arrived, they saw Rozell outside of the house.

He was apprehended by police and the stolen items were recovered.

Assistant District Attorney Linda Griggs of the Financial Crimes Unit prosecuted this case.


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