A 33-year-old Niagara Street man already jailed and facing trial in three Western New York burglaries remained jailed Thursday after Senior Erie County Judge Michael L. D’Amico increased his bail from $250,000 to $275,000 during his arraignment on an additional three residential burglaries.
Bryan Colon, of the Shoreline Apartment complex, entered a not-guilty plea during his afternoon arraignment on the latest indictment. Prosecutor Michael P. Felicetta urged the judge to impose the additional bail because of Colon’s alleged criminal track record.
This week, an Erie County grand jury voted three additional second-degree burglary charges against Colon for residential burglaries in Akron, Amherst and Clarence Center last Aug. 7 and last Aug. 26. Colon faces hearings before Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio May 30 on his indictment in February on second-degree burglary charges for break-ins in Elma, Newstead and Grand Island last August and September.
Felicetta said that during the Sept. 7, 2012, burglary of a 79-year-old Elma man’s North David road home, neighbors of the elderly victim took down the license plate of the car Colon was driving and turned it over to Erie County sheriff’s detectives, who tracked down Colon a week later, only to have him escape by jumping out a back window when detectives went to his second-floor apartment. He was taken into custody last Oct. 3, attempting unsuccessfully to also flee his captors, Felicetta said.
The Newstead burglary was last Aug. 31, and the Grand island burglary was last Sept. 23, court officials said.
Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said Colon faces a sentence of up to 45 years in prison if he is convicted in the alleged crime spree,