Stock Island – A Stock Island man was arrested late Tuesday, charged with burglarizing a home on Cross Street, Stock Island.
Deputies Joe Cortner and Scott Ward responded to an alarm call at a home on Cross Street at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. They met with a person from the security system company that takes care of the home. A walk through of the property and house revealed an open sliding glass door. Cameras are mounted throughout the property and several had been repositioned.
The deputies reviewed surveillance video from the cameras which clearly showed a suspect enter the property at 10:20 p.m. wearing gloves and carrying a pry bar.
Shortly after viewing the video, Deputy Cortner walked outside the house to get something from his patrol car and saw a man ride by on a bicycle. The man, later identified as 50 year old Rigoberto Nodal-Garmas, looked just like the man Cortner had seen on the surveillance video burglarizing the home.
Cortner stopped him, detaining him for further investigation. Deputy Ward agreed that Nodal-Garmas was the same man he’d also seen on the video. The two deputies confronted him with the evidence of his crime and Nodal-Garmas admitted to the break in. He admitted to taking a GPS from the home; the GPS was later recovered from Nodal-Gamas’ residence.
Nodal-Garmas was charged with burglary and grand theft and he was taken to jail.