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Landlord arrested, accused of stealing TVs from tenant

By Stephen Betts | Jul 10, 2020

Rockland — A Rockland landlord was arrested Monday after police say he broke into a tenant's residence, trashed it, and stole two large televisions.

Michael P. Ugro, 54, of Rockland, was charged July 6 with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, and violating a condition of release.

The affidavit filed by Rockland police with the Knox County court allege the break-in occurred July 2. The woman lives in the upper floor apartment on Old County Road in the building which Ugro lives in the lower residence.

The woman reported that Ugro had shut the power off to her apartment and she had been moving her food out of the residence. She had left the apartment and when she returned, the door was locked and she didn't have her key with her. Later a friend came to help her move more items and found someone had broken into her apartment. She arrived and determined that someone had stolen two large-screen televisions, two Roku sticks, and a DVD player.

The tenants also noticed that the lock to the interior stairway to the landlord's lower level apartment was unlocked. She told police she always kept that locked because she had problems with the landlord who was often disorderly.

Ugro had been charged twice in May for disorderly conduct, according to court records.

An air conditioner in her apartment had been kicked out of the window, landing on the ground below. Dishes, picture frames and a flower pot had been broken in the apartment and clothes thrown on the floor.

Police obtained a search warrant to Ugro's residence and found the televisions and one of the Roku sticks hidden under items in a closet, according to the affidavit. He was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland.

He was released on bail Wednesday.



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Comments (1)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jul 10, 2020 12:29

You can't make this stuff up.

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