State Police arrest Batavia man for burglaries

Posted at: 08/03/2013 10:19 PM

New York State Police arrested a Batavia man Saturday afternoon after he was seen burglarizing the home of an off duty officer.

State Police say Aaron Clark, 24, resisted an officer's orders and fled the home, heading into a nearby corn field on State Street in the Town of Batavia. New York State Police and the Genesee County Sheriff's Office say they were able to take Clark into custody on State Street.

Upon his arrest, police say Clark had several items he had stolen from a home he burglarized in the area. They say he also had several stolen credit cards from another home.

Investigators say Clark had approached other homes in the area and if a resident answered the door, he left or claimed to need gas money get his car back to Rochester.

Clark is currently on parole for second-degree robbery. He's charged with parole violation, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

The case is still under investigation. If you have any information State Police ask you to call 344-6200.