AVON – An Avon woman has been charged with felony burglary after she was allegedly seen on a security camera walking around a neighbor’s home while the neighbor was away on vacation, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
The Livingston County Emergency Communications Center received a call about 11:55 p.m. July 4 from an Avon resident who was on vacation in Pennsylvania. The caller advised that he had security cameras in his home, and that he could see someone walking around inside his residence. Responding members of the Sheriff’s Office arrived to find an open door on the residence, several screens removed from windows and a window air conditioner pushed in, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Nobody was found inside the residence.
Through the course of the investigation that followed, the homeowner advised deputies that the person saw in his house matched the description of his neighbor.
Elizabeth A. Marcano, 52, of Avon was arrested July 8 by Sheriff’s Investigator Connor Sanford of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Marcano was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony; two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.
The stolen property was recovered and will be returned to the homeowner following prosecution, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Marcano was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. Under the state Justice Reform Act, the second-degree burglary charge is now a qualifying offense in which a judge may set bail.
Marcano was later arraigned at Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part at Livingston County Jail before Village of Geneseo Justice Kathleen Houston, who released Marcano on her own recognizance. The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office had requested $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.