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Monticello man sentenced to 5 years in prison for buglary

April 24, 2012

District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Arthur Hoffman, age 21, of Monticello, N.Y., was sentenced to 5 years in prison with 5 years of post release supervision for Burglary in the 2nd Degree on April 17, 2012 in Sullivan County Court.

According to Farrell, Hoffman admitted to breaking into a home on Gloria Court in the Village of Monticello on November 19, 2011 and stealing jewelry and other personal property.

Hoffman was arrested after an investigation by the Village of Monticello Police. “An alert Monticello police officer, who was on patrol in an area that had experienced an increase in burglaries, observed Hoffman exiting the residence prior to the burglary even being discovered and was able to determine Hoffman was responsible for the burglary. This is just good old fashioned police work where the officer’s observations were critical in solving this residential burglary”, Farrell said.

Hoffman was sentenced as a second felony offender having a prior burglary conviction in 2010. Farrell said his office is committed to sending those individuals who burglarize homes to prison, “My office will continue to vigorously prosecute those people who threaten the safety and security of our homes.”