Utica man arrested after cashing in lottery tickets stolen from Byrne Dairy store

New Hartford police arrested a man after he cashed in lottery tickets stolen from the Byrne Dairy in the Village of New Hartford.

Police received a call about a burglary at the Byrne Dairy on Genesee Street early Sunday morning. According to police, when an employee arrived for work, they found someone had broken a window and entered the store. Police say surveillance video from inside the store showed a suspect entering and leaving the store three different times with an hour and a half.

Police say the suspect stole New York lottery tickets, cigarettes and beer.

During their investigation, police went to the Nice-N-Easy located right across the street from the Byrne Dairy. Police say they learned the suspect had cashed in a several winning lottery tickets there after the Byrne Dairy had been broken into. Police say the Nice-N-Easy helped them identify the suspect as 29 year old Jonathan Evans of Utica.

On Monday, New Hartford police officers, with the help of the Oneida county Probation Department, picked Evans up. He's charged with burglary, criminal mischief and petit larceny.

Evans was arraigned in the Village of New Hartford Court and remanded to the Oneida County Correctional Facility on $12,500 bail.