March 10, 2022
Henrietta, NY (March 10, 2022) Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies became aware of a pattern of thefts and burglaries occurring at a new construction site located on Grandstand Circle in the town of Henrietta over the past several months. Through investigation, MCSO identified a white U-Haul pickup truck as the suspect vehicle.
On February 21, 2022 at approximately 2:00 AM, Deputies Passmore and Zaporowski observed a pickup truck matching the vehicle description on E. Henrietta Rd. in the area of Grandstand Circle. The deputies searched the construction site and located the vehicle parked near a pile of plywood. A male suspect was observed loading sheets of plywood into the bed of the pickup truck. Deputies Passmore and Zaporowski arrested Alexander Schwartz, 26, of Henrietta, and charged him with Petit Larceny and Possession of Burglar Tools. Investigation showed Schwartz to have multiple outstanding Felony warrants from Monroe County Court. As a result, Schwartz was remanded to the Monroe County Jail and subsequently released on February 24, 2022.
Our Criminal Investigations Section continued to examine the case and determined Schwartz was responsible for a total of ten burglaries at the construction site and lodged additional charges.
“This was excellent, proactive police work by our deputies. I commend them for being aware of the crime patterns in their patrol areas and taking action to follow up on the intel.” said Sheriff Todd K. Baxter, “Outstanding coordination by our investigators, tying all of the pieces together to bring a resolution to this case.”
MCSO charged Alexander C. Schwartz, 26, Henrietta, with the following:
- Burglary in the 3rd Degree – 10 counts (Class D-Felony)
- Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree (Class D-Felony)
- Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree (Class D-Felony)
- Petit Larceny (Class A-Misdemeanor)
- Possession of Burglar Tools (Class A-Misdemeanor)
Schwartz was arraigned in Henrietta Town Court and released on his own recognizance.