Latest Burglary Stories
Police in Indiana said a burglary victim was arrested alongside the suspected perpetrator after officers confiscated more than 31 pounds of marijuana. Investigators said Juan Trujillo, 21, was jailed on suspicion of burglary and marijuana possession, both felonies, after police found him with 30.24 pounds of marijuana that he allegedly took from the Elkhart home during the burglary, the Elkhart Truth reported Monday. Cpl.
A snot-nosed thief is back in jail in England after police used a handkerchief he left at the scene of a burglary to track him down, officials said. Police said they arrested habitual burglar Timothy Mcleod, 46, after their examination of the handkerchief turned up traces of his DNA, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Mcleod has been ordered to spend 2 1/2 years behind bars after confessing to two counts of burglary and handling stolen goods.
Authorities in New Jersey said three men accused of burglary allegedly used raw hot dogs to distract the homeowner's pet Labrador. Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said Ronald Elizondo, 20, Adrian McCoy and Tyshiune Haskins, both 18, were arrested after they allegedly stole three shotguns, two rifles, three handguns, ammunition and other valuable items from a home in Bridgewater, The (Newark) New Jersey Star-Ledger reported Tuesday. Forrest said police found raw hot dogs in the home...
Authorities in Virginia said a convicted felon pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm after he posted a video of himself holding a gun on YouTube.
Several burglars failed to notice their illicit actions in a computer store in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were filmed by security cameras, the store's owner says. Computer Sights owner Todd Myers said after images of the burglars were captured by the store's security system, that video was shown on televisions throughout the store for the criminal visitors, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said Thursday. They were watching themselves break in, Myers said of Wednesday's theft.
Police in Salt Lake City said they have arrested a man who allegedly broke into a home and stole $800 in change. Investigators wrote in charges filed Tuesday that a couple called police to report a window had been broken at their home and a bucket containing $800 in change had been taken, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday. Officers said a 48-year-old man was stopped moments later at an intersection and allegedly was found to be in possession of the change bucket and a crowbar.
Authorities said a Minnesota 19-year-old has been charged with breaking into his parents' home and stealing $8,580 worth of property and cash. Joseph Andrus was charged with felony counts of second-degree burglary and theft of a motor vehicle after he allegedly convinced his parents to travel out of town for dinner Dec.
Oklahoma authorities said they used DNA from tobacco spit stains at multiple crime scenes to identify a suspected serial burglar. Randy Lee Shoopman Jr., 33, is accused of stealing from at least 11 businesses, including multiple insurance offices, in five counties between August and September 2008.
A New York judge ordered the jury that heard actor Lillo Brancato's murder trial to continue deliberating Friday, even though it said it was deadlocked. Brancato, an admitted drug addict who is known for his roles in the film A Bronx Tale and on the TV series The Sopranos, is accused of attempting to break into a Bronx home, catching the attention of an off-duty police officer next door who came out of his home to investigate and was shot by Brancato's friend, who is now serving life in...
Authorities in central Florida say two men are charged with armed burglary after allegedly demanding only a metal eggbeater from their victim. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Robert Eugene Thompson and Taurus Deshane Morris after they allegedly entered a Plant City home
- To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
- An illusion; a trick; a cheat.