An Erie County grand jury has indicted a Buffalo man accused of burglarizing the Delaware Avenue home of County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.
Avello Pena, 22, of Richmond Avenue, faces second-degree burglary and petit larceny charges for the early morning June 17 break-in of Poloncarz’ home.
Pena is accused of breaking into Poloncarz’s parked vehicle and taking money and a baseball bat. Then he allegedly entered Poloncarz’s residence, armed with the bat, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Police arrested Pena a short time later after a foot chase and struggle. If convicted, Pena could face a prison term of 7 to 15 years if sentenced as a second violent felony offender. His arraignment is scheduled for July 8.