ROCHESTER - A disturbance Saturday at a downtown sandwich shop in which a suspect allegedly smashed a vending machine and stole items out of it led to the arrest of a Rochester transient on several criminal trespass charges.
The incident unfolded a little after noon when a report came in that a man had entered the D'angelo's, smashed the glass of the vending machine and stolen some items. The man then left and headed toward Friendly's, according to Saturday's press log.
The suspect was described as a black male with closely shaved hair wearing a dark blue jacket, jeans and sneakers.
Police searched the area of Friendly's restaurant, Liberty and Charles streets and other parts of the downtown.
Meanwhile, another officer identified a male as matching the description near Walgreen's.
The subject, later identified as 25-year-old Germaine K. Cadogan, a transient living in Rochester, was charged with criminal trespass as well as two bench warrant on separate criminal trespass charges.
Police today said Cadogan is not believed to have been the suspect in the smashed vending machine.
"He happened to be in the area and matched the description and was arrested on the active warrants," said Rochester Police Capt. Jason Thomas.
Cadogan was held on cash bail pending an arraignment.