BRONXVILLE, N.Y. Bronxville and Pleasantville Police arrested a man they described as a career criminal after allegedly catching him on tape entering and stealing from Bohm Hall at Concordia College.
According to Bronxville Police Sgt. Steve Gallo, Frederick T. Nelson, 58, stole a laptop computer valued at $850 from a room in Concordia College on July 20. Nelson said the left was captured by video surveillance.
Gallo said Detectives Richard Anderson and Nicholas DeYoung worked with Pleasantville Police, where Nelson is also accused of stealing a car.
DeYoung and Anderson traveled to the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Facility in the Bronx and took Nelson into custody. He was arraigned before Village Justice George R. Mayer on a single charge of second-degree burglary, a felony. He was remanded back to the Bronx, but not before Anderson and DeYoung brought him to Pleasantville to face an additional felony charge.
Gallo said that Nelson, of 152nd Street, Bronx, has an arrest record that dates back to 1969. He has been arrested 36 times and has amassed 70 charges43 of which were felony charges. He has 26 convictions, including six felony convictions.
Nelson was arrested at a Bronx jail and brought to Bronxville for arraignment on Tuesday. He is due back in Bronxville on Oct. 5.
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