NEWMARKET — A teenager has confessed to burglarizing two homes in the middle of the night, including one in which he frightened a mother who was breastfeeding her baby, according to police.
Anthony Colorio, 18, of Woonsocket, R.I., is charged with two counts of burglary for allegedly breaking into two Nichols Avenue residences during the night, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of alcohol.
According to a police affidavit, officers were called to one of the homes on Nov. 8 at about 3:30 a.m. after a homeowner found someone later identified as Colorio inside her house as she was breastfeeding.
“She yelled at the intruder who fled out of the house. It was later revealed that the defendant was in possession of a large hatchet, which was (admittedly) previously stolen” from another home, police said.
The homeowner provided a physical description of the suspect and a short time later Colorio, who matched the description, was found walking down Nichols Avenue.
Colorio, who allegedly had a bottle of wine in plain view on the outside pocket of a backpack, was arrested for possession of alcohol. Police said he also had marijuana in his sweatshirt pocket.
Police said Colorio was found with the hatchet and two backpacks, allegedly stolen from cars and homes.
Colorio admitted to entering two homes during the night to steal money. He told police that he stole the hatchet from another residence before allegedly breaking into the second home.
“In all, several missing items were located, to include two backpacks containing various items such as many knives and lighters, a large kitchen knife, a cooler full of beer, a bottle of wine, a bottle of vodka, Beats headphones, direct deposited checks from another, a small amount of marijuana (reported stolen from another), drug paraphernalia, $13 (one $10 bill, three $1 bills) in cash and other various items,” the affidavit said.
Another backpack belonging to a small child from one of the burglarized homes was also found in the middle of the street with a $10 bill missing, police said.
Colorio was arraigned Tuesday in Rockingham County Superior Court and is free on personal recognizance bail.