LOUISVILLE - A parolee from Chase Mills has been jailed with bail set at $100,000 following an investigation into a burglary this past winter that left a Louisville resident missing an all-terrain vehicle, several weapons and thousands of dollars worth of household items, ranging from antique silver and Mason jar filled with wheat pennies to a jewelry box containing gold and silver chains and numerous jars of canned pickles.
Massena-based state police charged Steven P. Baildon, 56, of Chase Mills, formerly listing a Lisbon address, with second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property - property valued at more than $1,000 and firearms, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
He was arraigned by Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sentenced to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond.
Baildon had been sentenced to three years in state prison in August 2005 for a second-degree attempted burglary conviction. His latest release from state prison was in November 2008. He remains under parole supervision until Sept. 8, 2012, according to the state of Department of Parole and Community Supervision website.
State police investigators have charged Baildon with entering the David S. and Joanne E. Hurlbut residence and barn between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 and stealing numerous items. The couple wee out of town at the time of the incident, and the burglary was reported on Dec. 4 when their daughter stopped to check on her parents home and discovered the barn door was open and found the house had been broken in, everything inside the residence was in disarray and the gun cabinet had weapons and ammunition missing.
Court documents indicated the stolen items included a 2001 Polaris 400 wheel all-terrain vehicle valued at $4,000, a bolt action .410 shotgun, a compound bow in a camouflage soft case, two 4 x gun scopes, a gold pocket watch with chain, two womens watches, a Ziplock bag of quarters, a Mason jar full of wheat pennies, three boxes of shotgun shells, a crystal glass punch bowl, a jewelry box with chains, numerous Mason jars of canned pickles and several rolls of rolled dimes, nickels and quarters.