On Saturday, April 22 state police arrested 35-year-old Kenneth R. Highley from Big Flats on multiple charges including two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree criminal mischief, and three counts of first-degree criminal contempt.
All of the charges are felonies, troopers said. The arrest came as a result of an investigation into a series of burglaries at a residence in the town of Big Flats over the past month.
During the burglaries, Highley allegedly caused property damage in violation of a court-issued Order of Protection. The investigation by the New York State Police led to Highley’s arrest, putting an end to the string of burglaries and providing relief to the affected residents.
Highley was arraigned in the Town of Big Flats Court and subsequently committed to the Chemung County Jail. He is being held on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond, pending further court proceedings.
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