ALBANY, NY –District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that ANDREW HOUZE, 51, of Albany, was found guilty after a jury trial of (1) Count of Burglary in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony, (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony, and (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Misdemeanor, before the Honorable Thomas A. Breslin in Albany County Supreme Court last Friday afternoon.
A jury found that on January 25, 2016, between 12:30 and 2:00 P.M. on Mount Hope Drive in the City of Albany, HOUZE unlawfully entered a residence through a rear window. Once inside HOUZE stole numerous personal items. HOUZE was observed leaving the residence by an eyewitness. The burglary was reported to the Albany Police Department, who responded and took HOUZE into custody later that day. At the time of the arrest HOUZE had in his possession a quantity of crack cocaine as well as an electronic stun gun.
HOUZE has an extensive criminal history, including a number of violent burglary offenses, and as a result faces 25 years to Life in State Prison when sentenced on May 11, 2017.
Assistant District Attorney Joseph Brucato of the Major Crimes Unit prosecuted this case.
For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]