Man gets state prison for damaging laundromat, stealing rifle

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 March 2023 at 8:44 am

ALBION – A man who caused about $3,000 in damage to laundry machines and also stole a rifle was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison on Wednesday.

Richard J. Capen pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in the third degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree during a court appearance on Nov. 30.

Orleans County District Attorney Joe Cardone asked County Court Judge Sanford Church for state prison for Capen.

The judge imposed the sentence of a minimum of a year in prison and maximum of three years. Capen also needs to pay $3,250 in restitution to Richard Colonna, owner of Washboard Willy’s, and $586 to the owner of the stolen rifle.

The judge also issued orders of protection for eight years for Colonna and his Washboard Willy’s locations, and the gun owner.

Capen also needs to pay a $300 court surcharge, $50 DNA fee and $25 crime victims’ fee.

In another case in court on Wednesday, Travis Bloom, 30, of Medina was arraigned on eight counts of first-degree criminal contempt. Bloom allegedly called a person eight times while he was in the county jail and that person had an order of protection from him.