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On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Bethlehem Police Department arrested Jamie Velez, 54, of Greenville, in regards to an on-going burglary investigation. Since August of 2018, the Bethlehem Police Department in cooperation with the Albany Police Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Department and North Greenbush PD, began jointly investigating a series of commercial burglaries.
As a result of this investigation Velez was developed as a suspect. Pursuant to the execution of search warrants and a multi-agency effort, Velez was charged in regards to his role in the August 2018 burglary of Adriano’s Pizza on Delaware Avenue in Delmar.
Velez was arraigned in the Town of Bethlehem Court by the Honorable Judge Ryan Donovan. Velez was remanded to the Albany County Jail without bail due to having multiple prior felony convictions. Velez’ case was transferred to Albany County Court.