Music teacher accused of stealing instruments appears in court

Updated: 03/31/2014 6:39 PM
Created: 03/31/2014 5:15 PM WHEC.com
By: Rebecca Fath

A school music teacher accused of stealing instruments and selling them for cash to buy heroin appeared in court Monday. 

State Police say Danielle Conner-Willowglade admitted to stealing 50 instruments from the Keshequa Elementary, Middle and High Schools. 

The judge said the case will now be sent to a grand jury. Earlier Monday, Conner-Willowglade was at Rochester City Court for charges stemming from an arrest back in October. Police say she had four bags of heroin on her. Back then, Conner-Willowglade pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. 

News10NBC learned part of that deal required her to go through an addiction treatment program.  In court, Conner-Willowglade's attorney requested an adjournment for the in-patient treatment. The assistant district attorney says Conner-Willowglade can’t be in the program because of the recent charges connected to the stolen instruments. Conner-Willowglade and her attorney, Adrian Burke, would not talk to News10NBC at either courthouse. 

Now it's up to the grand jury to decide whether there's enough evidence to indict her on felony charges in the investigation with the stolen instruments. 

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