A Branford man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a Durham home last month and selling it at a New Haven gold buyer, according to State Police.
Dennis Ryder, 32, of Quarry Dock Road, was arrested on March 11. He is charged with third-degree larceny.
On Feb. 6, police responded to a report of a burglary at 29 Maiden Lane, Durham, where they discovered Ryder had recently been an overnight guest, a report says. The homeowner told police that she'd given Ryder the code to the front door of the home but hadn't seen him in about two weeks.
The homeowner told police that several pieces of valuable jewelry were missing from the home, the report says.
With help from the homeowner, police were able to trace the stolen jewelry back to CT Gold Buyers located at 504 Foxon Boulevard, New Haven, according to the report. Police say Ryder sold $3,850 worth of jewelry to the store for $700.
Accoring to online court records, Ryder was arrested and charged with larceny by East Haven Police on March 11, prior to his arrest by state police.
He was also arrested in January by Branford Police and charged with fifth-degree larceny, first-degree robbery, criminal use of FM or electronic, and carrying gun without a permit.
In December, Ryder was the subject of a missing persons search in Hamden.
An Afghanistan war veteran, the 32-year-old was quoted in a 2010 article that appeared in The Day about the homecoming of soldiers returning to Connecticut.
Ryder was due in Middlesex Superior Court Wednesday morning.