Burglaries occurred in Mount Pleasant, Eastchester, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, and the City of Rye.
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Christian Rosa of Valhalla, 27, and Damien Williams of White Plains, 26, were arraigned on Tuesday before Westchester County Court Judge George Fufidio on a multicount indictment related to a series of burglaries last winter throughout the county.
Rosa is charged with 6 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, class C felonies, 6 counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, class E felonies,?10 counts of Criminal possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree, misdemeanors
And Williams is charged with Rosa on 2 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, class C felonies.
Both men were remanded into custody. Their next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 30, 2018.
The indictment alleges, from January 22, 2018 through February 21, 2018, Rosa burglarized multiple homes in Mount Pleasant, Eastchester, New Rochelle and Scarsdale. Williams was involved with Rosa in burglaries in New Rochelle and Mount Pleasant. Rosa also is charged with possessing stolen property including credit cards from these homes and from a home in the City of Rye.
The indictment was the result of a joint investigation among the District Attorney’s Office and police departments from Greenburgh, Mount Pleasant, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, City of Rye, Eastchester and White Plains who worked together to investigate and arrest these defendants. Rosa and Williams committed burglaries of homes throughout Westchester during the day when the homeowners were out of the house. They forced entry into the homes and stole numerous items including jewelry, coins and credit cards. In addition, from a home in New Rochelle, Rosa and Williams are charged with stealing a handgun during the course of the burglary. They were arrested Feb. 21, 2018.
A third defendant, Vincent Cuccurullo of White Plains, 32, also was arrested February 21, 2018, by members of the multiple police department investigation team. He pleaded guilty September 17, 2018, in Westchester County Court to Burglary in the Second Degree for a burglary of a home in Scarsdale he is charged with committing with Rosa. Cuccurullo is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 25, 2018.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Laura Murphy, Chief of the Career Criminal Bureau, and Joseph DiBenedetto, Deputy Chief of the Patterned Crime Unit of the Investigations Division Organized Crime and Criminal Enterprise Bureau.