Police ID suspect in burglaries and nab him at the scene of another alleged break-in
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 31, 2012 - 11:38am
A suspect in a series of burglaries in Le Roy, Batavia and other parts of the county was taken into custody this morning after he allegedly broke into a home on Summit Street while being monitored by detectives.
Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster said the suspect was identified thanks to alert citizens in the City of Batavia and detectives began to monitor the man's activities.
The name of the suspect, who is being questioned at Batavia PD headquarters, has not been released, but Brewster said he is on parole and had allegedly been out of contact with his parole officer.
After a couple of burglaries in Le Roy where a person entered homes during the day and stole jewelry and other small items such as coins, there were a couple of similar burglaries elsewhere in the county, and then similar burglaries in the City of Batavia.
"This is a suspect in those crimes and I’m fairly confident that we have him," Brewster said. "I think you’re going to see a sudden end to those (types of) crimes being reported."
Detectives from Le Roy, Batavia and the Sheriff's Office cooperated in the investigation.
"This would not have been possible without the cooperation of all agencies," Brewster said.
The suspect's truck was impounded and will be searched once a search warrant is secured.
His name and the charges against him will be released following his arraignment in the proper court or courts of jurisdiction.