Police make arrest in home burglaries in Dilworth and near Freedom Park

by: Tenikka Smith Updated:


A man has been arrested in connection to recent homes break-ins in Dilworth and near Freedom Park.

Rondrico McQueary was picked up yesterday for a break-in at a home on Hemlock Street.

He was also arrested on Nov. 10, accused of two burglaries in a nearby neighborhood.

Westover police Lt. Todd Lontz said it looks like the crimes are just the tip of the iceberg.

"Late September, early October we noticed a trend of burglaries in the Sedgefield, Colonial Village communities," he said.

Around the same time, multiple homes also were hit in Dilworth and near Freedom Park.

So officers started comparing notes. Lt. Rich Austin of the Providence division said, "We were able to find some evidence based on some investigations that they did that linked the break-ins together."

As a result, officers now think McQueary may be linked to 13 home break-ins in the Westover division and eight cases in Providence.

Officers also plan to look back at similar crimes from the last six months to see if McQueary could be connected to any others.

Lontz said, "We do take a lot of time to communicate with each other and not just pay attention to our little piece of the pie. We pay attention to what's happening around us."