Danville Police arrested a suspect in connection with a series of residential burglaries occurring in Danville and Blackhawk since mid-December 2012. Charles E. Ratazak, 25, was taken into custody on multiple charges.
Police first received reports of items taken from homes in neighborhoods surrounding the 100 block of Narcissus Court in Danville approximately two months ago. One resident set up a camera and provided police with surveillance video showing a suspect entering a home. Police received similar calls from a homeowner in Blackhawk and executed search and arrest warrants at the Narcissus home on Thursday morning.
"This was a great example of police officers working with the community," said Police Chief Steve Simpkins. "Our officers were getting excellent information from the residents being affected in these burglaries and they were able to use it to make an arrest and bring peace of mind to the neighborhood."
Ratazak was arrested by Danville Police on Feb. 5 in connection with another residential burglary but was released after 72 hours.
"Charges were not filed by the District Attorney's office and we were still developing the investigation," said Sgt. Nate McCormack.
Ratazak was charged with two counts of residential burglary, one1 count of receiving stolen property and an enhancement for one of burglaries being committed while house was occupied.
He is being held at the Martinez Detention Facility.