State police Saturday, Jan. 11 arrested one of the three suspects accused of being involved in vandalism at Walmart in Oneonta last week.
Devin Castillo, 19, Walton, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated Jan. 11 and later identified as one of the suspects in the criminal mischief at Walmart on Jan. 7, Troop C Public Information Officer Aga Dembinska said in a Jan. 14 email to The Daily Star.
The Oneonta trooper handling the criminal mischief case had the names of all suspects by Wednesday Jan. 8, but still needed to conduct interviews, Dembinska said.
Castillo was located by state police at Sidney who responded to a report of a one-car rollover on Main Street (county Route 23) in Sidney Center. Castillo was the only driver and he declined any medical attention at the scene, according to the email. He reportedly hit a parked car, which struck two other parked cars and a NYSEG pole, and Castillo’s truck rolled over onto its side.
During the Jan. 11 investigation, Castillo failed sobriety tests and was arrested, troopers said. Sidney troopers also determined Castillo was one of the suspects in the Walmart vandalism event. He was then turned over to state police at Oneonta.
On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 7, Walmart employees had reported that three suspicious males vandalized the store’s fabric and craft aisle with craft paint, Dembinska told The Daily Star on Jan. 8.
The employees reported that the same three males attempted to enter Office Max in the nearby Southside Mall about an hour later, but were unsuccessful and did not cause any damage, according to Dembinska.
Castillo was processed and arraigned in the town of Sidney court where he was released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to return to the town of Sidney court Friday, Jan. 24 for the DWI charge.
Castillo was also issued an appearance ticket for the felony of third-degree criminal mischief for the criminal mischief at Walmart. He is scheduled to appear in Oneonta Town Court on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
The other two suspects haven't been arrested yet and the incident remains under investigation, police said.
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