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Teen out on bail charged with burglary

February 8, 2019

STAMFORD — A teen out on bail from assault and resisting arrest charges last fall was caught by a home security camera trying to break into someone’s home near Scalzi Park Wednesday morning.

Sgt. Kenneth Jarrett said just before 9 a.m., police got a call from a woman who said her home on Riverside Avenue was being broken into.

The woman said she was watching video feed of her back door and could see a young man in a black jacket trying to break into her home. The woman said the burglar broke through the door of her three-season porch and was trying to get into her home from the back door.

During the break-in, the burglar noticed the rear security camera and disabled it.

Jarrett said police got there quickly and caught Romniel Guzman, 18, in the sun porch and a search revealed he was carrying a knife. He was charged withe first-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and carrying a dangerous weapon. He was freed after posting a $50,000 court-appearance bond.

Last year, Guzman charged with assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on Oct. 14 and was released on $2,500 bond. The case is still pending.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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