Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Remember that home burglary in Toano? Police believe they have their man

(WYDaily/Courtesy of James City County Police)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of James City County Police)

James City County Police on Monday said they have made an arrest in connection with a home burglary in Toano earlier this month.

Nicholas Haufler, 24, of Newport News was arrested Sunday. He was booked into the Newport News City Jail charged with burglary, grand larceny, theft of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police said the Toano break-in happened Sept. 7. Haufler allegedly stole five long guns, two iPhones, an iPad, a Dell laptop and several collector’s knife sets.
Several of the firearms and electronics have been recovered, police said.

Police released photos and video (Ring) of a masked man they believed committed the burglary, as authorities sought the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

RELATED STORY: VIDEO: This guy burglarized a home in Toano, police say

John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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