Law enforcement officials are calling the arrest of a local man late Tuesday night “significant” because they now believe they have solved at least two recent burglaries connected to the suspect.
Robert Darrell Wilson, Jr., 34, was arrested after authorities executed a search warrant at his home, located at 108 Fairway Drive in Stephenville, where they recovered a slew of stolen items they believe are connected with at least two recent burglaries.
One of the burglaries occurred last weekend at Stephenville Trailers & Truck Accessories, where an estimated $37,000 worth of cash, checks, and merchandise were allegedly stolen.
Halsell said much of the items reportedly stolen were found inside Wilson’s home.
“The officers recovered so many items in that house that it’s going to take days before they can inventory it and move it all to a secure location and find out who it belongs to,” Halsell said.
Items that authorities believe might be connected to a recent home burglary occurring at 104 Westgate in the Village Mobile Home Park were also found inside Wilson’s home.
“That was a pretty significant burglary, as well,” Halsell said. “At least $8,700 worth of cameras, clothing and jewelry were stolen.”
Halsell said as officers continue to sift through the stolen items, Wilson could be linked to more crimes.
“This investigation is still ongoing,” Halsell said. “So far, we’ve been able to clear up at least two burglaries and we’re hoping to solve at least one more.”
Wilson was charged with burglary of a habitation and theft over $20,000 under $100,000. Bond was set at $7,500 for each charge.
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