Dropped wallet leads to burglary arrestDepending on which story you believe, Anthony Ferrara either needs to keep better tabs on his wallet, watch his back or make better choices when it comes to his friends.
By: Nathan Hansen, The Farmington Independent
Depending on which story you believe, Anthony Ferrara either needs to keep better tabs on his wallet, watch his back or make better choices when it comes to his friends.
Ferrara, 19, of Farmington, told police two versions of the same story when he was arrested Aug. 16 for burglarizing a Farmington home. In the first version, Ferrara told police someone knocked him unconscious and stole his wallet and bike. In the second, he said he stood outside while a friend broke into a Farmington home through the garage. He said he took off running when his friend scrambled out of the garage in a hurry.
Farmington police tracked down Ferrara after getting a report of a break-in the morning of Aug. 16. The homeowner told police he came downstairs about 7:20 a.m. to find a man coming though his garage door. The man, who was carrying a handgun, ran back into the garage and ducked under the garage door when the homeowner confronted him.
The homeowner found a black bag in his garage. In it, police found a wallet with Ferrara’s driver’s license and an ATM card, as well as a slip of paper with an address about three blocks from the home. At that address, police found a man who matched the description given by the homeowner. A police dog followed a trail from one home to the other.
The homeowner identified Ferrara as the man who was in his home, and police found a cell phone and iPod belonging to the homeowner in Ferrara’s room.
If convicted on a first degree burglary charge Ferrara could face up to 20 years in jail and fines of up to $35,000.