Highland man accused of stealing from 2 businesses in Hyde Park

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Rocco R. Cardascia, 33, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two felony counts of burglary, one felony count of grand larceny, and the misdemeanors of criminal mischief and petit larceny, police said.

On Aug. 25, the Hyde Park Police Department responded to a report of a burglary at the Sunoco gas station at 381 Violet Ave. (state Route 9G). Officers found that money and other items were missing from the business, police said.

With the assistance from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Hyde Park officers checked other businesses in the area and found an open door at...Phil’s Garage, also at 381 Violet Ave. and attached to the gas station. Police said the garage also had been burglarized.

Cardascia was sent to the Dutchess County jail without bail because of two prior felony convictions, police said.

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