A man has been arrested on a number of charges for his alleged role in stealing items from houses and vehicles. Connecticut police have reported that the serious charges date back to April. The man, who was hired to deliver papers, is alleged to have entered residences and vehicles along his route to steal the items.
Police identified the man as a suspect in the crimes when they recovered stolen golf clubs from a local pawn shop. Police say they were also able to find stolen musical equipment that is alleged to have given them grounds to execute a search warrant at the home of the man's girlfriend. Police assert that they recovered items from the home that they identified as being stolen.
The man, identified as being 27-years old, has been charged with crimes including larceny and burglary. He has reportedly been held in a local jail. The man was scheduled to appear in court in late August to formally answer to the charges.
Stolen property cases can be difficult to investigate due to the speed in which many stolen items change hands. If such is the case, a Connecticut prosecutor may have a difficult time proving the serious charges that are pending. The burden of proof is on the prosecutor to prove each element of the crimes charged by a measure of proof defined as "beyond a reasonable doubt."
Connecticut residents who find themselves in a similar situation would likely benefit from consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney will defend an individual against the charges while ensuring their rights are being protected.
Source: Fairfield Patch, "Man Charged with Stealing from Homes on Paper Route," Caitlin Mazzola, Aug. 22, 2012