Man arrested in connection with Milford break-ins

Police say they used video surveillance to help catch the suspect, 62-year-old Walter Denike.

Police say they used video surveillance to help catch the suspect, 62-year-old Walter Denike. (7/29/16)

MILFORD - Milford police have arrested the man they believe tried to break into the same house four different times. 

Officials say 62-year-old Walter Denike targeted the same house on Cedar Hearst Lane four different times starting in early July. 

Police say each of the four break-ins were captured on a security camera. They say the most recent time was just before 2 a.m. Friday.
Police say they were there waiting for him when he arrived at the house. Denike is being charged with criminal trespassing and assaulting an officer. 

Police say they are unsure whether Denike was targeting the one home in particular or canvassing the entire neighborhood.

According to an arrest warrant, he is homeless and living in a tent. Denike's lawyer says he's receiving mental treatment.

Authorities say Denike has many offenses dating back to 1983, mostly for breaking and entering.

The people who live in the house tell News 12 Connecticut they just bought the security camera a month ago and think Denike may have attempted to break-in before this month.

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Milford Suspicious Incident

Please reference CASE # 3757-16

Milford Police Department Website

Milford Police Department : (203) 878-6551 Detective Matthew Lima : (203) 783-4732

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