PLAINVILLE - A Bristol man has been charged with entering a local house while the resident was home and stealing a laptop computer and a bicycle.
Deonnedre Jones, 24, of 218 West St., Bristol, has been charged with second-degree burglary, attempted second-degree burglary, home invasion, fifth-degree larceny and second-degree breach of peace.
According to the police report, officers were called at about 3 p.m. on a report of a suspicious man going door to door in the area of Rockwell Avenue. Jones, who police say matched the description of the suspect, was seen by officers and detained while the investigation was conducted.
Police then spoke to a resident who said he had been sitting in his home when someone knocked on the door. The suspect entered the house without permission and asked for someone named John, the report said. The resident told the man no one by that name lived there. The man left.
The resident told police he has a hard time moving around because of a recent surgery. But when he got up to make sure the intruder had left, he noticed that the family’s laptop was missing. His wife later noticed that a bicycle was missing.
Another resident told police a man resembling Jones had entered her rear porch area and tried the door knob to her house. The door was locked, so he walked around the house and tried the front door. It was also locked.
The suspect was then seen by the woman going next door, home of the man who reported the missing items, before going to yet another neighbor’s house.
According to police, Jones had been arrested earlier in the day on a fifth-degree larceny charge in connection with an incident at a local store. He was released on a non-surety bond about a half hour before police were called to Rockwell Avenue.
At a hearing Monday in Bristol Superior Court, Jones was ordered held on $85,000 bond. His cases were continued to June 6 for pleas.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.