Man pleads guilty to attempted burglary

JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville man charged last spring with the the theft of a dog from the Regional Animal Shelter was sentenced Thursday in Fulton County Court to one to three years in state prison.

Christopher R. Gunneson, 22, of 16 Fourth Ave., pleaded guilty Thursday before Judge Richard C. Giardino to one count of third-degree attempted burglary, as part of a plea arrangement.

He was arrested May 24 along with a co-defendant by Gloversville police. Gunneson was indicted by a county grand jury Aug. 22.

The defendant was immediately sentenced following his plea Thursday.

Police said Gunneson and co-defendant Michelle S. Dwyer, 41, of his address, were charged with the theft of Delilah, an adult female pit bull mix dog, from the animal shelter on West Fulton Street. The dog – whom they previously owned – was recovered and unharmed.

Police said shelter volunteers arrived shortly before 7 a.m. and noticed an exterior door was damaged. A shelter official said someone broke the fence and a window on the door to enter the shelter.

Man sentenced

In another case Thursday in County Court, Joshua J. Carpenter, 23, of Stratford, was sentenced by Giardino to one year in the county jail, as part of a plea arrangement.

He pleaded guilty Oct. 22 to fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony.

He was arrested Sept. 4. Authorities said he stole $2,000 from a nightstand.