A Middletown man arrested this week and charged with burglarizing area homes has a lengthy criminal history that includes convictions on burglary and larceny charges, according to court records.
Dane Daniel Tilley, 30, of Middletown, was arrested Monday by Middletown Police following an extensive investigation by the police department's Investigative Services Division, Connecticut State Police and other local departments.
Tilley has been charged with three burglaries in Middletown and authorities have obtained six additional arrest warrants for Tilley for his role in similar crimes in Durham and the surrounding area, police said Tuesday.
Police identified Tilley through eyewitness accounts and video surveillance, according to Middletown Police Lt. Heather Desmond
The 30-year-old is well known to law enforcement, having been arrested at least ten times since 2004.
Just last month, Middletown Police arrested Tilley on an outstanding warrant for sixth degree larceny and credit card theft.
Court records show he was arrested in February 2009 on burglary and larceny charges and later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison.
Prior to 2009, Tilley had been arrested by police in Hartford, Middletown, Newington, Cromwell, Southington and Berlin, as well as State Police, on various charges ranging from possession of narcotics to violation of probation to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol.
In 2006, Tilley was the victim of an accidental shooting in Middletown.
According to a report, Tilley's older brother was showing him a Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle that both thought was unloaded when it discharged. Tilley, then 24, was shot in the leg.
Brandon Tilley was initially charged with first degree assault, first degree reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm but later pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and was sentenced to two years probation.
Dane Tilley is being held on $150,000 bond and is due in court on Feb. 14.