A Dutchess County restuarant was burglarized over the weekend by a former employee, according to police.

On Saturday April, 7, 2018 the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department received a complaint of a passed burglary that occurred at Grogger's Bar & Grill, located at 1112 Dutchess turnpike.

The owner of the restaurant reported that someone had unlawfully entered the restaurant after closing, during the early morning hours that same day.

Within a few hours of the report, officers conducted an investigation and identified, located and arrested Richard M. Martini of Hyde Park, N.Y.

Martini, a former employee of the restaurant, was charged with Burglary third-degree (class D felony), Criminal Mischief third-degree (class E felony), and Petit Larceny.

Martini was arraigned and remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, or $40,000 bond. He is scheduled to return to court this week.


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