By Lauren Sellew
CHESHIRE — A New York man faces charges after police said he was found inside a house for sale on Monday.
Fransisco Jardine-Santiago, 25, of 93-07 Roosevelt Ave., Queens, New York, was charged Monday with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal trespass.
Police were dispatched to a home on Church Drive around 3:20 p.m. for a report of an unsecured door at a home that is for sale and unoccupied. Officers found Jardine-Santiago, inside the home and detained him, according to a police report. He told police he entered through a window because he needed a place to stay warm.
Police noticed the home was in disarray, with items thrown around various rooms, the report said. Jardine-Santiago was taken into custody and arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Tuesday. According to statements in court, he has no criminal record in Connecticut, but was convicted of criminal mischief and graffiti charges in New York. A public defender said Jardine-Santiago is a painter by trade. The judge set bond at $5,000 and continued the case to Feb. 6.