Residents in one Southington neighborhood can sleep a little bit easier Friday night after police said they caught a night-time burglar.
Channel 3 Eyewitness News was the only news crew rolling Thursday night when 18-year-old Jordan Uliasz was arrested by Southington police.
Neighbors said their street was terrorized with a rash of burglaries and even a home invasion.
Eyewitness News was also the only camera inside court when he went before a judge on Friday morning.
Southington police said they were able to link Uliasz to the burglaries after collecting forensic evidence at the crime scene.
Police said he confessed to the crimes.
Many residents, like Deborah Bordeau, said she came home to find her TV and XBox gone and her dog was locked away in another room.
An even scarier account came from Amy Kaplan and Robert Lefevre who were both home when burglars broke into their home.
"We were debating whether or not to go downstairs," Lefevre said. "I guess they kicked out our (air conditioner) and that's how he got in."
Southington police said at least seven houses were broken into.
Police said the burglars got in through windows or used boxed cutters to cut through screen doors in the middle of the night.
Eyewitness News also learned the life-long Connecticut resident recently graduated from high school and works as a dishwasher at a Southington restaurant.
And this isn't his first brush with the law.
Uliasz has already faced charges of larceny in the 6th degree and reckless driving.
He was on probation when arrested and is now facing burglary and home invasion charges along with a slew of others.
On Friday a judge raised his bond to $750,000 from $500,000.
Police said more charges and arrests are expected.
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