A 41-year-old Troy man, who has been in trouble with law on numerous occasions, was indicted on Friday for a crime that he was accused of in March.


Shannon Lee Bruce allegedly broke into various homes on Euclid Avenue in Troy. That’s where he was accused of trying to steal things like a camera and some jewelry, and even grabbed a piece of pizza.

That situation ended with Bruce being cornered by a police dog, hiding in a closet. Those charges included one count of resisting arrest, second degree burglary, fourth degree criminal mischief, and others. Also during one of the alleged burglaries by Bruce, there was a 10-year-old boy inside the house. He put in a call to 9-1-1.

Bruce has a history dating back to as early as 1994 of allegedly conducting burglaries and has spent time in prison. In the article from the Times Union, when he was still considered to be of youth status, Bruce, along with a group of young men, were accused of breaking into several mausoleums and a crypt in the Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, and stealing various items including jewelry.