Suspect In Nanticoke High School Burglary Captured
Police said they have captured the man accused of burglarizing Greater Nanticoke Area High School in 2016 to steal 57 laptop computers.
Enrique Bacilio, 21, who was identified as the suspect in April 2017, was recently taken into custody in Texas, police said.
He was arraigned Wednesday on charges of burglary, theft, trespass, and criminal mischief. Bacilio was arraigned by on-duty Magisterial District Judge Thomas Malloy, who ordered Bacilio jailed in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.
Investigators said Bacilio smashed two windows to gain entry into the school and stole computers from two classrooms. The burglary occurred some time between 11 p.m. June 22 and 7 a.m. June 23.
The computers were valued at $33,174.
Police said they were able to obtain fingerprints from broken glass. State police later identified Bacilio as the suspect from the fingerprints, police said.
Investigators said one of Bacilio’s co-defendants in another case was released from prison at 5 p.m. on June 22, hours before the burglary. That co-defendant reportedly later tried to sell large quantities of computers — the same models as the ones stolen from Nanticoke Area — to family members and a Wilkes-Barre pawn shop, police said.
Police said Bacilio, a New York resident known to stay at an apartment on Midland Court in Wilkes-Barre, never attended Greater Nanticoke Area.
Nanticoke police had arrested Bacilio for an unrelated burglary a month before the school break in.