An Oneonta man wanted on a parole violation has been arrested on felony burglary and other charges, Oneonta city police said Monday.
The burglary report came from a Spruce Street resident, Lt. Douglas Brenner said, and police are investigating recent burglary attempts on Elm Street to see if the incidents are connected.
Timothy Button, 26, was arrested in Neahwa Park at 5:30 p.m. Sunday after an off-duty officer reported seeing him near the James F. Lettis Highway, Brenner said. Police had a warrant for Button’s arrest for a parole violation.
In addition to violating parole, Button was charged with second-degree burglary in connection with a break-in reported at the Spruce Street residence near Central Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Brenner said.
Button also was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny, misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana, Brenner said.
Button is accused of having an iPod that was stolen from the Spruce Street home, Brenner said; an iPad that also had been stolen was found on the porch of a neighbor who reported scaring away someone trying to break in.
Button was held in the city lockup until his arraignment in Oneonta City Court, after which he was sent to Otsego County jail on $10,000 bail, Brenner said.