Man charged with burglary, malicious destruction

A New York man is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on burglary and malicious destruction charges from August 2014, when he allegedly broke a window in a Westminster apartment, then broke into a second apartment over the course of two days.

Samuel Marcos Serrano, 21, whose current address is in the Bronx but is formerly of Westminster, according to charging documents in this and previous cases, is charged with first-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property and theft in the two incidents, according to electronic court files.


Serrano is being held on a combined $60,000 bond in both incidents.

On Aug. 24, a Westminster police officer took a report from a woman who said Serrano, whom she knew only as "Slim," was in her apartment on West Main Street. When she ordered him to leave, he threw a plastic chair at her window, according to charging documents.

On Aug. 25, a second officer took a report from a West Main Street apartment where two men, one later identified as Serrano, entered through a back door without permission, according to charging documents.

The alleged victim said Serrano threw a flower pot across the room and a tablet was taken from the apartment before the two individuals left, according to the documents.

One of the people in the apartment identified Serrano as one of the suspects, according to the documents, and the victim from the Aug. 24 incident identified Serrano from a photograph, according to the documents.

The second suspect in the Aug. 25 incident was not identified in charging documents for Serrano, and there is no indication whether he has been charged in the incident.