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2019-04-10 / Police

Bainbridge Burglar Pleads Guilty, Awaits Sentence

Staff Report

DELHI - A Bainbridge man pled guilty to a burglary and criminal trespass charge as part of a negotiated plea and sentence agreement in Delaware County Court on Monday, April 8.

Gasper N. Ciraolo, 59, admitted to criminally trespassing and unlawfully entering a county Route 23 dwelling in Sidney in Nov. 2018 to steal property, pleading guilty to a reduced charge of third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal trespass, in exchange for a promised prison sentence of 1 - 3 years in state prison.

At sentencing, it is expected that Ciraolo will be fined $1,000 and be served with two orders of protection prohibiting him from having contact with parties named as victims in the crimes.

Ciraolo was remanded to the Delaware County Jail, without bail, awaiting sentencing scheduled for April 15.

In other cases:

• Brian B. Toughy, 38, formerly of Bainbridge, now residing in New York City, pled guilty to one charge of driving while intoxicated and one charge of driving while ability impaired by drugs, as part of a negotiated plea and sentence agreement. Toughy admitted to driving while intoxicated and while ability impaired by drugs on March 13, 2017 in the town of Walton. Toughy has previously been convicted of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in 2012 in New Paltz Town Court in Ulster County. As part of the plea deal, Toughy will be sentenced to time served in jail, five years probation, $3,000 in fines and his driving privileges will be suspended for one year. It is expected that charges of speed not reasonable, failure to keep right and failure to use designated lane will be dismissed at sentencing.

Toughy is at liberty on $3,500 bail, awaiting sentencing scheduled for May 6.

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