Man charged in three home burglaries in Waterford, Montville

Police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of breaking into three unoccupied residences in Waterford and Montville and taking items worth thousands of dollars.

According to a police affidavits from both Waterford and Montville police departments, Gabriel Cabral, 41, of Coram, N.Y., is suspected in three home burglaries that took place between April 4 and April 20, 2016.

The first burglary was reported when residents of a home on Oswegatchie Road reported on April 4, 2016, that the side door to their home appeared to have been pried open while they were gone, and items including a laptop, jewelry and rare coins were missing, according to a Waterford police affidavit.

Similarly, on April 6, police were informed of a similar burglary on Douglas Lane, in which jewelry was stolen.

Physical evidence from both crime scenes was located: a fingerprint found on a bedroom dresser in the Douglas Lane residence and DNA on a gray work glove left at the Oswegatchie Road home both led back to Cabral, police said.

Separately, the Montville town police were alerted on April 20, 2016, that a residence in Oakdale was broken in to, and $8,500 worth of jewelry was taken.

The victim later identified some of her jewelry at AZ Pawn Shop in Norwich. The pawn shop identified the seller of her jewelry as Cabral, police said.

Cabral was charged Wednesday by Waterford police with two counts of third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, first-degree larceny and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief. Montville police later charged him Thursday with fifth-degree larceny.

His bond was set at $65,000.

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