CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Investigators in Camden County have found the man who they say is responsible for a rash of burglaries and thefts over the past two years.
Ronald Anthony James Salupo, 29, of Camden County was arrested Oct. 10 and charged with the following:
- 16 counts of felony breaking and entering
- felony possession of stolen goods
- 3 counts felony possession of firearm by felon
- 3 counts felony possession of stolen firearm
- 2 counts of misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods
- 7 counts of injury to real property
- injury to personal property
Camden County Sheriff Tony Perry said the burglaries and larcenies began in November 2012 and were all located in the south Camden and Shiloh areas. Among items stolen were lawn equipment, firearms, computers, jewelry, coins and cash, and video game systems totaling $77,970.
“Salupo has terrorized this community for several years with no leads to follow until he parked his vehicle near a burglary he conducted, and the sheriff’s office was able to get a lead on his vehicle,” Perry said.
Deputies were able to obtain a search warrant for Salupo’s residence, and during the execution of the warrant, they recovered stolen property. About $3,550 worth of the stolen items have been recovered and returned to the victims.
Perry said Salupo is already on supervised probation in North Carolina for a 2004 felonious assault conviction in Portsmouth, Va.
Additional charges are pending against Salupo, who is being held in the Albemarle District Jail under a $380,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was Friday.