Police: 'Serial burglar' arrested for another 2011 crime
Updated 11:14 am, Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Miguel A. Palencia of 9 Sherman St., Stamford, was arrested Tuesday on charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree larceny.
Palencia's arrest is connected to a burglary that occurred on Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan Oct. 29, 2011, between 7:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release. During the burglary, more than $20,000 in televisions and jewelry were stolen, according to the release.
The investigation at the scene of the burglary resulted in the recovery of fingerprint evidence from a Coca-Cola bottle, which was processed by the Connecticut State Forensic Laboratory, Krolikowski said. The analysis result confirmed the fingerprint was Palencia's, according to the release.
The suspect, who police believe to be a serial burglar, had been arrested March 12 for a nighttime burglary on Michigan Road Nov. 8, 2011, thanks to fingerprint evidence he left on one of the house windows. During that incident, a GPS and other small items that were in a car were stolen, police said.
Palencia is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond. He will be transported to Norwalk Superior Court for arraignment.