A Ridgeleigh man was arrested last week after he was allegedly discovered burglarizing a nearby home, authorities said.
Police say Justin Wilkerson, 25, of the 1700 block of Weston Ave., broke through a rear window in the 1700 block of Amuskai Road around 9:15 a.m. on June 7.
There, he allegedly attempted to steal 254 pieces of jewelry, according to a police incident report. Wilkerson was arrested at the scene.
Wilkerson was charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, theft and destruction of property.
According to online court records, he is currently being held on $50,000 bail at the .
Wilkerson has numerous arrest records and convictions dating back to 2005, according to online court records. Several days earlier, a warrant had been issued for Wilkerson's arrest, related to the alleged violation of a protective order.