Convicted burglar sentenced to 1 year in county jail


JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man convicted in Fulton County Court for burglarizing a home in 2018 was sentenced recently to a year in the County Jail.

Stephen C. Lathrop, 27, of Broad Street, was sentenced Nov. 26 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one year in jail and restitution, as part of a plea arrangement.

Lathrop pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to one count of third-degree burglary.

He was arrested at 2:11 a.m. May 28, 2018 by Gloversville police, charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree burglary.

Gloversville police responded to a burglary in progress report. Upon arrival on the scene, officers located Lathrop, who was discovered being held on the ground by the home owner and his acquaintances. Police allege that prior to their arrival Lathrop had illegally entered a garage and attempted to steal a dirt bike from within.

In other recent County Court cases:

∫ David VanAlstine, 36, of North Arlington Avenue, Gloversville, pleaded guilty before Hoye Nov. 18 to felony third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until later, but he is expected to receive 2 1/2 to five years in state prison as a second felony offender. He must also make restitution.

VanAlstine was arrested June 5.

∫ LaMont McWhite, 46, of Montgomery Street, Fultonville, pleaded guilty Nov. 20 before Hoye to one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was sentenced the same day to three years in state prison, and two years post-release supervision, as part of a plea arrangement.

McWhite was arrested Dec. 20, 2018.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.


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