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North Syracuse Police arrest home invasion suspect

One arrest made, second suspect said to be on the run

The North Syracuse Police apprehended Frank C. Caskinette, 17, of Syracuse, a home invasion burglar suspect Sunday May 30, and are on watch to locate and arrest the second suspect, William D. Rounds, 20, of Clay.

The home invasion occurred more than one month ago Saturday April 24 at approximately 1 a.m. at the residence of 103 Lawrence Ave.

North Syracuse Police Detective Rocco DePerno has been running the investigation. He said he was lead to these two suspects thanks to several leads and tips from the community.

The suspects are said to have broken into the North Syracuse home without waking up the homeowners and stealing several items, which totaled almost $1,300. The homeowners made the report in the morning when the burglary was discovered.

Caskinette admitted to participating in the home invasion in a written statement to DePerno. He was then arrested May 24 at the North Syracuse Police Station and charged with burglary in the second degree.

Caskinette was arraigned before Judge Bob Bertand in North Syracuse Village Court who remanded him to the Onondaga County Justice Center in lieu of $25,000 cash or $25,000 bail bond.

North Syracuse Police has arrested Caskinette in the past for unlawful possession of marijuana when he was involved in several disturbances in the Woodwind Gardens and Palace Court apartment complexes located on South Main Street during the month of April.

It's reported that Caskinette was on probation during both of those arrests. He is currently incarcerated in the Justice Center on the burglary charge.

North Syracuse Police and DePerno are now looking for the second suspect, Clay resident William D. Rounds.

The department has a warrant to arrest Rounds for burglary in the second degree but they believe he is on the run.

North Syracuse Police say it is possible Rounds has fled the state and could possibly be in Texas.

There is currently a violation of probation warrant from Onondaga County Sheriff's Department.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Rounds contact DePerno at 458-5670.

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