EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. -- A 60-year-old man was arrested and charged with burglary after an alert resident contacted police when he saw the man in a neighbors backyard in East Greenbush.
The resident told the responding officer that he had last spotted the stranger in his neighbor's fenced-in back yard, before he disappeared into the garage.
The officer entered the home and found the suspect trying to hide behind some equipment. James B. Provost, 60, was taken into custody.
Provost was in possession of frozen food he had stolen from the freezer at that residence and was also in possession of liquor stolen from another nearby residence on Sherwood Avenue. According to police, he had used unlocked doors to gain entry to both homes.
The suspect was released only Friday from Franklin Correctional Facility at Malone. Provost had been serving a prison term for an early morning break-in on Sherwood Avenue nearly six years ago to the day.
In that case, the homeowner awoke and confronted Provost on the second floor landing while other family members called 911. Police arrived and found the men still struggling in that case.
Provost was arraigned on charges of Burglary in the second and third-degrees, and Larceny. He was remanded to County Jail until next court appearance on November 14.