Man charged with burglary of liquor store in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 August 2023 at 1:37 pm

Michael Bauer

ALBION – An Albion man has been charged after allegedly breaking into the Plaza Liquor Store, damaging the building and some of the merchandise.

Michael R. Bauer, 38, of Albion was charged on Monday with burglary in the third degree: illegal entry with intent, criminal mischief in the second degree, and petit larceny.

The Albion Police Department was dispatched to Plaza Liquor Store at 127A South Main St. on Sunday morning for a report of a front window smashed out.

Upon arrival, officers observed a broken window and damaged door frame, said Police Chief David Mogle.

Officers began an investigation and determined there was approximately $2,000 damage to the building, and $336 in damage to alcohol bottles. About $90 worth of alcohol and cash also were stolen.

Officers completed their investigation at the scene and canvassed the area for cameras and were able to obtain video footage from numerous businesses in the area that showed footage of the suspect, Mogle said.

After speaking with local businesses the Albion PD was able to determine the name of the suspect, who was identified as Michael R. Bauer from Albion. Bauer was located in a local business and transported to Albion Police Department, where he was interviewed and arrested.

Bauer was then remanded to Orleans County Jail for CAP Court pending an order of protection and issued appearance tickets as none of the charges are arraignable offenses the state’s bail reform laws, Mogle said.