Police have arrested the man accused of stealing landscaping equipment and scrap metal from one home in Monroe and a Rolex watch worth thousands from another.
Authorities arrested Gary Simna, 56, of Maple Drive in Monroe, on Nov. 22.
Simna is accused of stealing a chainsaw, leaf blower, weed whacker, hedge trimmer and 250 pounds of scrap copper from a home on Spring Hill Road in Monroe on June 19, then breaking into a house on Maple Drive and stealing coins and a Rolex watch valued at more than $4,000, according to police.
Police said a minor also helped with the burglary on Maple Drive.
Simna has been charged with third- degree larceny, third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, risk of injury to/impairing the morals of a minor.
He was released from custody after posting $35,000 bond and is due in court Dec. 2.