What goes around comes around.
Right after convicted burglar Raimundo Marteliz III was placed in jail on May 18 for violating his parole, his apartment at 604 Gotham St. was burglarized.
Police made an arrest Monday in the intrusion and jailed the suspect, Scott E. Miner, 31, on the same day Mr. Marteliz, 44, had been taken back to prison.
Mr. Miner, 819 Bronson St., is charged with second-degree burglary, petit larceny and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. He was detained pending arraignment Tuesday in City Court. He brings to court a criminal history that includes a prison term for a burglary conviction in 2005 and criminal contempt convictions in 2002 and 2010. He is serving three years probation for the most recent conviction.
Police allege that Mr. Miner on May 18 entered Mr. Martelizs apartment at 604 Gotham St. and stole clothing items, electronics, two television sets and some kitchen appliances. Property owner Patrick J. Soluri, 510 Jefferson St., discovered the burglary, police said.
When Mr. Miner was arrested shortly after 8:15 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Bronson Street, he was found with a needle that police alleged he had used to inject himself with heroin.
Mr. Marteliz was sentenced last July in Jefferson County Court to a prison term of three and a half to seven years for third-degree burglary, but he was allowed to serve an alternate term of three months in the states Willard drug rehabilitation program. Now that he has been cited with violating parole, he will resume the prison sentence.