Arrest leads police to property stolen in 2 separate home burglaries
Quincy police nabbed two suspected burglars on Thursday just hours after the men allegedly burglarized a home on D Street Northeast.
At least one of the men arrested also was charged with a second residential burglary that happened only 10 days earlier.
Arrested were Alonso Jesus Casillas, 26, of Quincy and Bailey Howard, 19, of Mt. Vernon. The men are facing charges of residential burglary.
Cameras captured the suspects on video, said Quincy Police Chief Bob Heimbach.
The burglars entered the home on D Street Northeast at about 2 p.m. Thursday, Heimbach said. Within 90 minutes, Casillas was identified and arrested at his home, which is also on D Street Northeast, the chief said.
When police arrived at Casillas’ home, they found not only property from the burglarized home but also property reported stolen from a Quincy home in a Jan. 12 burglary, Heimbach said. Among the stolen property were televisions and home electronics, he said.
Casillas is facing charges for the Jan. 12 incident as well. Howard was arrested later Thursday evening as a suspect in Thursday’s burglary.
“I suspect they are responsible for more than these two burglaries, but we don’t have that all pieced together yet,” Heimbach said on Friday.
Heimbach reminds the Quincy community to be proactive about protecting their homes and belongings from thieves. That includes locking windows and doors and recording serial numbers or unique markings on your property. If you have questions about burglar-proofing your home, the Quincy police will answer those questions, Heimbach added.
Heimbach also said residents should not be afraid to report any suspicious people or activity in their neighborhoods to the police department.
“I’d much rather come and find out it was a meter reader than not get called and find out it was a burglar,” he said.
— By Jill FitzSimmons, firstname.lastname@example.org