Burglar in Custody

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Jun 10, 2010 at 6:49 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A suspect is arrested in connection with four burglaries in Broome County over the Memorial Day weekend.

Broome County Sheriffs say he took thousands of dollars in merchandise from schools, businesses and cars.

23 year old Steven Sanaeko was arrested late Tuesday night.

He is charged with 4 counts of burglary.

Sheriff David Harder says Sanaeko took thousands of dollars in merchandise from schools, businesses and cars in the Towns of Chenango and Fenton.

Sanaeko is arrested for burglaries at Chenango Valley High School and Chenango Forks High School.

And also for breaking into the First Church of the Nazarene on Chenango Street and Community Outlet.

All of this over the Memorial Day weekend.

A search warrant Wednesday at a Hillcrest home where he'd been living found laptop computers, digital cameras and jewelry.

Broome County Sheriffs sent Action News surveillance footage last week from the break-in at Chenango Valley High School in hopes of finding the suspect.

They say this red sweatshirt, which he was wearing in that video, is what helped detectives find their guy.

"They were going northbound on Chenango Street and saw somebody running across the street. It was red. So they decided to check on it because it was near a business that was closed. And they found this gentleman next to a building wearing the exact hoodie sweatshirt with the logo on it that was seen in the Chenango Valley High School," said David Harder, Broome County Sheriff.

Broome County Sheriffs say this is not Sanaeko's first run in with the police.

He was arrested for criminal trespassing in 2006.

Sheriff Harder says he has also been arrested for burglary in the past.

Sanaeko is being held in the Broome County Jail without bail.

At the Live Desk, Haley Burton, WBNG TV Action News.

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