An assistant Westchester County district attorney hinted the three men Harrison Police arrested Wednesday night in connection to a local burglary could have connections to a larger organized crime crew.
Jason Foskey, 34, of Stormville and Carmine Stanzione, 57, of Poughquag, were arraigned Thursday afternoon in front of Town Justice Marc Lust. Both men were remanded without bail.
A third suspect, Daniel Dibiase, 55, of Poughquag, was shot by a Harrison police officer during the arrests; he is currently being treated at Westchester Medical Center.
Westchester County Assistant District Attorney Steven Vanderveldon said the men could face additional charges out of New Canaan, CT, and Bedford. He also said the three could be connected to other similar crimes across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Local charges stem from two incidents in Harrison. According to court documents police believe the three entered a home on 7 Brookview Lane in Harrison on Sept. 3 and stole more than $500,000 worth of jewelry. Police believe the men then attempted another burglary on Oct. 11 at 7 Rockledge Rd. in Harrison.
Police arrested Foskey, Stanzione and Dibiase following a traffic stop near Interstate 287 exit 10 at about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday night. Police have confirmed an officer shot Dibiase while attempting to make an arrest, but provided no other details. Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini, who attended the arraignment, said he couldn’t comment further on the case, citing an ongoing investigation.
Vanderveldon said police found a pistol and $55,000 cash in Foskey's home Wednesday night. Police also found a ski mask and several items from the alleged burglaries in the home of Dibiase and Stanzione, the assistant district attorney said.
Each suspect was arraigned separately in Harrison court Thursday.
Stanzione wore a long-sleeved white shirt and blue pants. He walked with a slight limp and said he is currently on disability because of heart and back problems. Vanderveldon said Stanzione has been previously convicted of two felonies and served prison time for crimes in three different states. Stanzione most recently served 19 years for an armed burglary in New Jersey and was paroled in May 2009, Vanderveldon said.
After Lust read the charges, Stanzione asked how long of a sentence he would face if convicted. When told he could serve up to 15 years, he murmured to himself briefly.
Foskey wore a blue cutoff shirt and dark pants. He spoke softly in a southern accent. He answered in brief sentences, only speaking up to say the weapon police found was for "his own personal protection" and that he owns no other weapons.
Lust granted legal aid to both men.
After the arraignment, Vanderveldon credited Harrison Police for the investigation, adding that it is too early to comment more specifically on the case.
"A tremendous investigative job by the Harrison Police," he said.
Stanzione and Foskey are due back in Harrison Court on Oct. 23.