Computer Tracking Software Leads to Alleged Burglars

Pair accused of stealing TV, computers and cash from Wayne home.

Tracking software on a stolen computer led authorities to a pair of thieves who allegedly burglarized a Cedar Lane home this week, Wayne Police said.

Kevin Allegrino, 20, of Bloomingdale, and Michael Moratto, 19, of Riverdale, were each charged Tuesday with third-degree burglary and theft.

Officer Joseph Rude reported the burglary occurred between Sunday at noon and Monday at 2 a.m. The back and side doors of the home were unlocked and a garage door was open, Rude reported.

A 55-inch television, two Apple computers, $450 in cash and a small safe containing heirloom jewelry were missing from the house, Rude reported.

Capt. James Clarke said detectives Dave Collins and Jim Faber conducted a follow-up investigation and tracked one of the computers to Bloomingdale.

Clarke said someone purchased the computer for $600 from Allegrino and Moratto tried to create an account on it. 

The report states the owner of the computer, who was out of the country when the burglary occurred, turned on tracking software when he was notified of the theft.

Information the detectives gained led them to a Riverdale residence where Allegrino and Moratto were arrested, Clarke said.

Municipal Judge Peter Weiss set bail at $50,000 for each man with no 10 percent option.

The men are scheduled to be arraigned in municipal court on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

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John Davies October 08, 2012 at 12:38 PM
"its not there [sic] fault they had a rough life and were addicted to drugs..." Let's see! Whom can we blame for this? Society? W? Obama? I vote for blaming the people who made the decision to break into the house.
Kyle October 16, 2012 at 07:35 AM
To terry I know who you are and how many times has mike been arrested 7? He's had the chance time and time again to get straight and you did too...4 times you and mike got arrested right? You and me both also know mike has the knowledge of apple software..I'm sorry terry but he shouldn't be given sympathy this kid burnt his house down in riverdale by leaving stove on after a party...has had many opportunitys just a scumbag kid that will never change and will be arrested many more time
Better than all of you November 05, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Fuck you and all you assholes. Nick Sponselli stole money from Mike's bedroom, $410 and then ran out of the house. I could have called the police and the little scumbag Nic Sponz arrested but I didn't. It's ashame Mike thought he could take care of it himself, I would have let the lousy little shit keep the $410. I hope his father feels real good about catching the perpetrators that stole his TV. The next time I'll made sure that little shit Nic Sponz goes to jail for stealing!
Better than all of you November 05, 2012 at 12:53 AM
We know who you are too Kyle, just as much a drug addict, oh more right?
Better than all of you November 05, 2012 at 12:54 AM
By the way Kyle, what do you know about the house burnig down. You there? Maybe the police want to talk to you. I'll let them know you were there.


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