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Suspect in 2011 burglary arrested

Updated 2:23 pm, Thursday, March 13, 2014
  • On March 12, 2014, New Canaan Police arrested Miguel A. Palencia, 29, of 9 Sherman Street, Stamford, CT, on a charge of second-degree burglary. Police believe Palencia was involved in a 2011 burglary on Michigan Road, New Canaan, Conn. Photo: Contributed Photo, Nelson Oliveira / New Canaan News
    On March 12, 2014, New Canaan Police arrested Miguel A. Palencia, 29, of 9 Sherman Street, Stamford, CT, on a charge of second-degree burglary. Police believe Palencia was involved in a 2011 burglary on Michigan Road, New Canaan, Conn. Photo: Contributed Photo, Nelson Oliveira

 

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Miguel A. Palencia, 29, of 9 Sherman St., Stamford, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of second-degree burglary.

The arrest is connected to a nighttime burglary on Michigan Road in New Canaan Nov. 8, 2011, police said.

During the incident, the homeowner confronted the burglar and chased him outside, according to police. The investigation at the scene resulted in the recovery of fingerprint and palm print evidence, which was processed by the Connecticut State Forensic Laboratory, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release.

After the laboratory analysis, the evidence tested positive for Palencia, and an arrest warrant was issued, Krolikowski said.

Palencia, who has a criminal history, was transported to Norwalk Superior Court for arraignment Wednesday and is incarcerated at the Bridgeport Correctional Center, according to police.

Krolikowski said it is not clear whether Palencia was acting alone that night. He said someone entered the house and the car that night, but only a GPS and other small items that were in the car were stolen. Palencia's fingerprint was found at one of the house windows, Krolikowski said.

"This arrest was the result of the hard work and dedication of the members of the New Canaan Police Department's Investigative Section and Patrol Division as well as the Connecticut State Forensic Laboratory," Krolikowski said.

Palencia is scheduled to appear in court April 1.