BRISTOL - A Bristol man has been arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $10,000 worth of goods from a family member who allowed him to live with her.
Jacob Redman, 40, of 97 Jewel St., has been accused of stealing jewelry, a generator, an air conditioning unit, a handbag, spare change and a laptop, according to the arrest warrant.
A woman related to Redman went to police in October and said she believes he had taken a number of items from her home while she was out of state on vacation. She told police Redman has stolen from her in the past to support his drug addiction, and that she had recently allowed him to stay with her as long as he tried to get clean, the warrant said. She kept her bedroom door locked as a fail-safe in case Redman fell back into his old ways, the document continued.
When the woman returned home from her vacation, she found that her bedroom door was unlocked and a number of things, including a bracelet worth $1,800 and a $5,650 engagement ring, were gone. The value of the missing property totaled $9,890.
The complainant told police she believes the suspect got into her bedroom through the window, as the air conditioning seal was no longer secured. During the investigation, police found that Redman had sold the missing air conditioning unit to a local pawn shop, the warrant said.
Redman, who was not arrested in the theft until this month, is facing one count of third-degree larceny. He is free on a $2,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Feb. 23.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.