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April 17, 2014

Police: Sex offender removed GPS device

A sex offender from Delaware County was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly removed a monitoring device from his body and hid in a Hamden residence.

John K. Cumo, Jr., 32, was arrested in the Town of Hamden on a parole warrant following an investigation by members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, members of the New York State Division of Parole and New York State Police assigned to the Regional Fugitive Task Force, deputies said.

Cumo, a level three sex offender from Walton, was charged with violation of parole after he allegedly removed his New York State Parole global positioning system monitoring device early Tuesday morning, deputies said.

On Wednesday morning, police located Cumo hiding in the garage of a seasonal residence located on Back River Lane in Hamden. Cumo was taken into custody without incident.

Further investigation by deputies revealed that, in addition to the garage which Cumo forcefully entered and hid in, another nearby seasonal home had been forcefully entered. Deputies said they anticipate Cumo will face additional charges in relation to the forcible entry and damages to the garage and residence.

According to deputies, Cumo, who used to live in Hancock, was released from the New York State Department of Corrections in early February after serving a sentence of imprisonment imposed in 2007 by Delaware County Court relating to a second-degree burglary conviction.     

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