The Auburn Police Division arrested a 29-year-old man from Lagrange, Georgia, Saturday, charging him with breaking and entering a home on North Ross Street and burglarizing a car on Harper Avenue, police said Tuesday.
Police arrested James F. Romine on Sept. 2 and charged him with third-degree burglary, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, third-degree theft of property and two counts of fourth-degree theft of property.
Police developed Romine as a suspect in a burglary in the 300 block of North Ross Street and a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in 400 block of Harper Avenue. Officers were responding to a burglary call that reported a someone forcing their way into an apartment and stealing electronics, jewelry and a wallet.
A search of Romine's vehicle, police said, resulted in the recovery of electronics stolen from a 2003 Jeep Wrangler, which was parked near the residential burglary and was burglarized during the same time frame. Detectives then obtained warrants for Romine in both cases.
Romine is being held on a $9,500 bond at the Lee County Jail.