Man in custody, facing charges for daytime burglary and destruction of property

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The Princeton Police Department have made another arrest for what is believed to be a residential burglary.

The department says Taurino Rea was arrested for daytime burglary and destruction of property, after the police responded to a residence on Bluefield Avenue.

The homeowner said a person destroyed a lock leading to his basement in order to gain access inside the home.

Officers say Rea matched the description of the suspect provided during the investigation. He’s now being held in Southern Regional Jail.

The Princeton Police posted the information on their Facebook page. You can read the full post, below.

 

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
12/05/2018

Princeton Police make another arrest for a residential burglary.

On December 5th 2018, memebers of the Princeton Police Department responded to a residence on Bluefield Avenue in Princeton in reference to a daytime burglary in progress.

When officers arrived, the homeowner advised that a subject had entered his residence via a basement crawl space, and had also attempted to force open the front door of the residence. The homeowner advised officers that the suspect had destroyed the lock leading to his basement in order to gain access to the residence. The suspect was able to escape the residence just prior to officers arrival. Upon gathering a detailed description of the suspect from the homeowner, officers immediately began searching the area.

Officers then observed a male subject matching the description of the suspect and began speaking with him. During the course of this investigation, the suspect, (Taurino Rea) was arrested for Daytime Burglary and Destruction of Property. Mr. Rea was placed in Southern Regional Jail on a $7,500 bond. Mr. Rea should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts

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