Waterford police latest to charge suspected serial burglar

Waterford — A Suffield man suspected in burglaries across the region has been charged in connection with another theft.

Court officials served a warrant on Isaiah Prue, 28, when he was in court Monday attending to his other open cases. His new charges are first-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree burglary and two counts of stealing a firearm.

According to police, the charges stem from a Sept. 6, 2016, burglary at a home on Old Norwich Road. Police said the owner returned home that evening to find an air conditioning unit had been pushed through a rear window of the home. Outside, a car had been rifled through. Inside, a safe lay on its side and a bedroom was ransacked.

According to police, the owner reported two firearms and $20,000 in gold coins stolen from the home.

Police said they submitted evidence from the scene to the state lab, which came up with a hit for Prue.

Prue’s bond was set at $10,000 in this case. Records show he has been in custody at the MacDougall-Walker complex since Sept. 28 last year.

Prue, who told police last year he has been breaking into houses and cars his entire life "just for money," now has eight open cases.

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