Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Dansville NY women following a burglary investigation.
On May 18, 2022 at approximately 10:50 am, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on East Street in the Village of Nunda for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, Deputies learned that an assortment of jewelry and personal items had been stolen from the residence.
The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division was able to develop a suspect using video surveillance from within the residence. The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Caren M. Howie.
Howie was arrested and charged with felony Burglary in the Second Degree and felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.
Howie was transported and turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charges. It was recommended that bail could be set on Howie under the NYS Justice Reform due to the Burglary 2 charge being a qualifying offense and requested bail at $5,000 cash/credit or $10,000 secured bond.
Howie was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Lima Justice Harris. The Judge declined to follow the recommendation from the District Attorney’s Office and released Howie on her own recognizance.
The Livingston County Public Defender’s Office was present and represented Howie at the court arraignment for her defense. The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office was notified, but did not appear to represent the people.
The investigation was handled by Sheriff’s Investigator Connor Sanford of the Criminal Investigations Division, Sergeant Chad Van Auken of the Forensic Identification Unit and Deputy Morganne Harrington of the Patrol Division.