Woman sentenced for Livingston Break-in

Heather Wood of Ravena was sentenced Thursday in Columbia County Court, following her guilty plea for the July 2018 break-in at a Livingston home.

The Columbia County D.A.'s office reports, she was given five years probation, will have to pay back $727.92 in restitution, and an order of protection was put into place.

Wood was also charged last year with similar crimes in Greene County.

Original press release from last July:

July 18, 2018,

Columbia County 911 dispatched SP Livingston Troopers to a Burglary in progress at 59 Schneider Road in the Town of Livingston. The home owner contacted 911 because he received a text message from his security system that there was motion within his residence. He immediately logged into his security system and observed a Caucasian female break the rear door window with a tire iron and gain entry into his residence.

Trooper Brian Magee arrived on scene and located the suspect later identified as Heather Wood on the front yard walking towards the road. Trooper Magee secured a grocery bag with a tire iron and various amount of loose change. Wood was transported to SP Livingston where she provided a false name and date of birth because she had an active warrant. 

While searching Wood’s purse two credit cards with another name were in her wallet. A check of SJS revealed that the cards were reported stolen out of the Town of Coxsackie on July 16, 2018. Investigator William Hogencamp contacted Investigator Gabrielle (SP Catskill) who stated the cards were proceeds of a burglary.

Wood was arrested for Burglary 2nd, Criminal Possession of stolen property 4th and Criminal impersonations. She was arraigned in the Town of Ancram court before Judge Wittlinger and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of 20,000 cash or 40,000 security bond.

She is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Livingston court on July 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm. SJS # 8365775

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