Three Arrested in Home Burglaries Investigation

Written By: Renata Stiehl
Burglary Arrests in Steuben County

    BATH (WENY) -- Three people are in police custody after an investigation into a string of daytime burglaries spanning several counties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes.
     The Steuben County Sheriff's office says a traffic stop on May 9 in Livingston County garnered information leading to the arrest of 41 year old Todd Briglin of Cohocton. Authorities say Briglin is linked to three home burglaries earlier this week. Briglin is charged with three counts of second degree Burglary, accused of stealing jewelry, electronics and other items from homes in Hornby, Erwin and Fremont. He's now in the Steuben County jail on $50,000 cash bail.
     Sheriff's investigators also executed a search warrant at a home on County Route 333 Friday, where they questioned five people in the home. Authorities also seized more than 70 illegal firearms from the home, along with ammunition, drugs and other stolen items. Investigators also discovered a marijuana growing operation in the basement.
     Authorities charged 45 year old Robert Mills with six counts of fourth degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Police say Mills had six stolen firearms that were reported stolen to State Police earlier this week. Mills is in the Steuben County jail on $50,000 cash bail.
     Also arrested was 60 year old Carl Parker, who is charged with one count of fourth degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Police say both Mills and Parker are convicted felons, and prohibited from owning firearms in New York State.
     The Sheriff's Office says the investigation continues, and more arrestes are pending.