NEW CASTLE — A South Side man is in jail for allegedly breaking into a Hamilton Street home on New Year’s Eve.
New Castle police charged Daniel Scott Coliny, 21, of 411 Galbreath St. after witnesses watching a surveillance video allegedly saw him enter the home around 3:30 p.m.
Police said a woman was watching the surveillance on her iPad, saw Coliny inside and called officers. Police established a perimeter and released a canine officer into the house but it did not find anything.
After watching the surveillance video, police executed a search warrant at Coliny’s house and found clothing that matched those of the intruder shown in the video, including a homemade ski mask with holes cut for the eyes.
Police said they also found a television bracket at Coliny’s house that belongs to the burglary victim.
A neighbor told police Coliny had given her daughter play money on Christmas, and she turned it over to the officers. They said the money was foreign paper money from Italy and Turkey, and the burglary victim told police those items also had been taken from his home.
Coliny was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal attempt at theft and criminal mischief. He was arraigned by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie and jailed on $50,000 bond.
He also is charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and is being held on $10,000 on those charges.