Arrest earlier in day followed by alleged theft of home

Published on Monday, 1 May 2017 22:03


PLAINVILLE - A Bristol man is facing a home invasion charge after allegedly breaking into a local home while the resident was there and stealing a laptop and a bicycle.

Deonnedre Jones, 24, of 218 West St., Bristol, has been charged with second-degree burglary, attempted second-degree burglary, home invasion, fifth-degree larceny and second-degree breach of peace.

According to the police report, officers were called at about 3 p.m. on the report of a suspicious man going door-to-door in the area of Rockwell Avenue. Jones, who police say matched the description of the suspect, was seen in the area by officers and detained while the investigation was conducted.

Police then spoke to a resident who said he was sitting in his home when someone knocked on the door. The suspect then entered the house without permission and asked for someone named John, the report said. The resident told the man no one lived there by that name and he left. 

The resident had a hard time moving around because of a recent surgery, he told police. But when he got up to make sure the suspect had left, he noticed that the family laptop was missing. His wife later noticed that a bicycle was also missing.

Another resident told police a male with a similar description to Jones entered her rear porch area and tried the door knob to her home. The door was locked, so the man walked around the house and tried the front door. It was also locked. 

The suspect was then seen by the woman going next door, where the man reported a missing laptop and bicycle, before going to yet another neighbor’s house.

According to police, Jones was arrested earlier in the day on a fifth-degree larceny charge in connection with an incident at a local retailer. He was released on a non-surety bond about a half hour before police were called to Rockwell Avenue.

During a hearing Monday in Bristol Superior Court, Jones was ordered held on $85,000 bond. His cases were continued to June 6 for pleas.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News, Plainville on Monday, 1 May 2017 22:03. Updated: Monday, 1 May 2017 22:05.