LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Dansville man who was held without bail after his fingerprints were recovered at an Ossian burglary scene had bail set on Tuesday as a pre-plea investigation was ordered and he took a step toward a guilty plea.
District Attorney Greg McCaffrey said that Loveland has an extensive criminal history, with a Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle dating back to 2003, as well as an Attempted Burglary, several misdemeanors, and a Failure to Appear.
“Mr. Loveland is a triple predicate felon,” said DA McCaffrey. “He does show a willingness to violate court orders.”
Loveland’s attorney, John D’Arpino, said that bail is meant to secure appearance in court, not to punish, and that his client is a lifelong resident of Livingston County.
Judge Robert Wiggins set bail at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.
The burglary allegedly occurred at a cabin on Ossian Hill Road in Ossian sometime between May 13 and 20, 2015.
The cabin had changed hands, and on May 26 the new owner found that the cabin had been entered and damage was done inside. Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated, recovered evidence from inside and determined that the intruder came in through a window.
The Sheriff’s Office’s Forensic Identification Unit recovered the print and sent it to the Monroe County Crime lab, who determined that the print belonged to Loveland.