ONEONTA – A Mount Vision man was arrested after he was allegedly caught breaking into an Oneonta home while the owners were inside, according to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public relations officer.
Herbert J. Bidwell Jr., 38, Mount Vision, was arrested after county 911 dispatched state police to a burglary in progress at a home on Route 28, Town of Oneonta. The residents were home when they heard glass breaking and called 911.
When troopers arrived, they allegedly found Bidwell inside the residence. He was arrested and also allegedly found in possession of suspected heroin.
Bidwell was charged with the felony of Burglary, second degree and the misdemeanor of Criminal Trespass, second degree.
During the investigation, troopers learned that Bidwell had allegedly entered another neighboring home and he was additionally charged with a second count of trespassing.