Medina man charged with burglarizing former Legislature chairman’s home

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 January 2018 at 9:28 am

ALBION – The home of David Callard was allegedly burglarized in May, with about $50,000 in damages.

Zachary S. Natale, 24, of Medina has been indicted on second-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal mischief. He is to appear in Orleans County Court on Jan. 18 in front of Charles Zambito, the Genesee County judge who is handling some of the cases in Orleans.

Natale is currently in Niagara County Jail in Lockport where he faces charges for several burglaries.

He allegedly broke into Callard’s house on Fruit Avenue in Ridgeway on May 14, flooding the house by plugging drains. He also is accused of breaking other household items and stealing about $5,000 worth of items, including a television, computer and jewelry.

Callard was the chairman of Legislature for nearly eight years. He resigned on Aug. 2, citing personal reasons. He had been a county legislator for nearly 24 years.

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