A man was arrested in connection with a series of home burglaries in Santa Rosa's retirement community of Oakmont, dating back to February, Santa Rosa police said.
A fingerprint of Anthony Warrender Gladius, 32, of Stockton, led officers to obtaining arrest and search warrants for him, police said. Gladius is believed to have committed at least seven burglaries of vacant homes, they said.
A neighbor interrupted one of the attempted burglaries on Sept. 12, in the 7500 block of Walnut Way, police said. Gladius allegedly struck the neighbor with a crow bar-type tool and fled, police said.
Gladius was arrested in Stockton on May 15 on suspicion on possession of burglary tools and narcotics, and evading a police officer, according to police. Evidence from that arrest included a stolen driver's license linked to a burglary in Santa Rosa in April.
Lodi police arrested Gladius for driving another stolen car, police said. He has been in custsody since Oct. 4.
Santa Rosa police executed the search warrant for Gladius' home and recovered a number of stolen items from the burglaries in Santa Rosa, police said. Gladius was booked into San Joaquin County Jail Friday.
Gladius is being held at the jail in lieu of $223,343. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning, according to the county jail.
According to the Press Democrat, Gladius may have connections to the Oakmont neighborhoood where the burglaries took place.
Detectives have since learned that his grandparents lived on Mockingbird Circle in Oakmont until they died several years ago, Lazzarini said.
Officers are still investigating what other connections he may have to Sonoma County, as it appears he has been in the area at various times for months.
Detectives are still going through Gladius' home looking for more stolen property linked to the Santa Rosa home burglaries, police said. Anyone with information about Gladius is asked to call Santa Rosa police at (707) 543-3575.
From Bay City News and other sources.