Man allegedly burglarizes pizza shop

GLOVERSVILLE — A city man is facing several charges after allegedly burglarizing a pizza restaurant on North Main Street late last month.

Alexander L. Dake, 22, of 189 Spring St., was charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny by city police on Oct. 8 at 3:15 p.m.

The charges against Dake stem from an investigation into a reported incident at Caesar’s Pizza located at 253 N. Main St. Officers were called to the restaurant on Sept. 29 for a complaint of a burglary after the fact.

According to Lt. Brad Schaffer, public information officer for the Gloversville Police Department, the incident occurred after hours while the business was closed and was discovered by the owners the following day.

Police say Dake illegally entered the restaurant through a window by forced entry and once inside stole a cellphone that belonged to the business owners. Nothing else was taken.

Dake was identified as the subject who entered the restaurant after officers reviewed video surveillance footage obtained on the scene and on city owned cameras in the area.

The cellphone that was taken during the course of the burglary has not been recovered. According to Schaffer, Dake apparently sold the cellphone following the incident.

Dake was taken into custody, processed and arraigned in City Court.

By Patricia Older