A Stamford man wanted in connection to a 2009 break-in was located and arrested in Bridgeport early Tuesday, police announced later that morning.
According to Sgt. Peter DiSpagna, on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, two residents of a Grant Ave. apartment discovered a man in their home at approximately 12:17 a.m. The women came upon the man as one exited the bathroom and screamed, alerting the other, he said.
Police said the suspect, identified by DiSpagna as Tony "Milton" Saldarriaga, 48, of Alden St., fled the apartment when confronted—but not before allegedly threatening to stab them with a screw driver he was reportedly brandishing, DiSpagna said.
A 7-year-old girl was also present during the incident, DiSpagna said.
Fingerprints were taken from the scene where Saldarriaga allegedly entered the apartment through a window. Two other windows where he apparently failed to gain access also had fingerprints on them.
According to DiSpagna, the prints were returned as a match for Saldarriaga on Feb, 2, 2010, and a warrant was applied for and has existed since that time.
Saldarriaga was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree threatening and risk of injury to a child.