Stolen cellphone leads to suspect

Oswego Police arrested Shariff O. Edmond, 27, for burglary Feb. 10.

During the night of Feb. 9, Edmond allegedly broke into an Oswego residence and took several items including a cell phone, other electronics, financial documents and a small amount of cash.

After a call at 7:18 a.m., police found Edmond by tracking the stolen cell phone. At 140 West Third St. they found Edmond “hiding in a second floor closet,” the cell phone and other items of “suspected stolen property” including a digital camera from a previous burglary, reported Feb. 7.

Edmond admitted to both burglaries and other similar crimes. He was arrested and charged at 5 p.m., and has been remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility. Edmond has a scheduled court date on Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m.

Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding these or other similar incidents to contact them at 342-8120. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also call 342 – 8131 or email

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