Suspect in pair of Marcellus burglaries was found hiding in closet, deputies say

Nicholas Olenych (Onondaga County Sheriff's Office)

A Syracuse man faces charges in connection to burglaries that happened at two homes in Marcellus.

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Nicholas Olenych is accused of burglarizing two homes Tuesday. He faces two charges of second-degree burglary, a charges of third- and fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny.

Deputies say at about 5:36 p.m. Tuesday they responded to a home on South Street in the village to investigate a burglary. The homeowner there had found a shattered window and some money missing, the sheriff's office says.

While the sheriff's office was looking into that burglary, a second was reported in progress at a home on Bradley Street. Responding deputies found a broken living room window. During a sweep of the home's interior, deputies found Olenych hiding in an upstairs closet, the sheriff's office said. An investigation tied him to both the Bradley Street and South Street burglaries, according to investigators.

Olenych was arraigned and sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center on $2,500 cash or bond.

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