Cops arrest man for 2009 burglary spree

A White Plains man faces 22 counts of third-degree burglary and other charges after Darien Police arrested him for stealing over $4,000 in personal property from nearly two down vehicles in August of 2009.

Dwayne Wilkinson, 30, was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 27, as he was leaving a Pennsylvania prison after serving time on an unrelated offense. Police determined Wilkinson was involved with help from New York State Police and that state’s DMV office, after tracing vehicle records for the car suspected to have been used in the spree.

“By tracing the suspected vehicle’s ownership records, it was ultimately determined that Wilkinson, although not the owner, had possession of the vehicle at the time of the motor vehicle burglaries,” stated Darien Police Capt. Fred Komm in an email.

He was later interviewed and confessed to the crimes, according to police. Darien officers issued a warrant for his arrest, and later learned that Wilkinson had been imprisoned on the unrelated charges. It’s unclear if further arrests are pending.

Wilkinson was held without bond and, in addition to the burglary charges, faces four counts of fourth-degree larceny, two counts of fifth-degree larceny, and six counts of sixth-degree larceny. He was arraigned on Nov. 28 and is scheduled to appear in Stamford Court on Monday, Dec. 10. If convicted on all counts, Wilkinson faces more than 116 years in prison and fines up to $123,000.

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