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Salem Police Nab Alleged Serial Burglar, Recover Thousands in Stolen Items

A local man police believe is responsible for a series of recent break-ins in Salem's Ward 1 neighborhood was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Salem police officers arrested a local man Tuesday they believe is responsible for a recent string of break-ins and reportedly recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen items while searching his apartment.

John T. Mizioch, 25, of 12.5 Daniels St., Salem, was reportedly arrested on an outstanding warrant Tuesday afternoon as he exited a taxi cab at 426 Essex St.

He has since been charged with three counts of breaking an entering during the daytime with intent to commit a felony, three counts of larceny over $250, two counts of malicious destruction of property valued above $250 and one count of possessing a large knife.

Following his warrant arrest on Essex Street, local police officers obtained and executed a search warrant at Mizioch's home on Daniels Street and recovered property linked to three recent break-ins.

Items recovered during the search included a laptop, foreign currency, cigars, lottery scratch tickets, hand and power tools, a replica handgun, jewelry and other valuable items. (Check out the photos attached to this post for a closer look at the items recovered by police.)

According to a police report submitted Tuesday night, several recent burglaries "were noted to have several distinct similarities, which investigators used to help concentrate their efforts."

While investigating the break-ins, police found evidence that Mizioch was selling stolen property on EBay and was shipping the items to locations throughout the United States.

Mizioch was held without bail pending his arraignment in Salem District Court Wednesday morning.

Salem Patch will post additional information as it becomes available.

luckapup March 03, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Witness intimidation,,,,,LMFAO!!!!!! I think John screwed you over at some point.....and this is your soapbox....your stupidity and lies are making me tired...so again i will re-post my previous comment: Dear Concerned Citizen.....all you do is come on here and spit out your lies and hate for John. He committed a crime and will pay the penalty for it, thats it.....You on the other hand are truly a pathetic loser, you post all this crap about addiction, his family and how bad of a person he has been his whole life...who the hell are you???? where the hell do you get off judging his family and such...I know his family and I don't think you do. It sounds like you are a angry, pathetic, lonely grown adult trying to pick on a 25 year old who obviously pissed you off at some point and this is your time to try to get back at him..
A Concerned Citizen March 03, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Yiou just said it " I think John screwed you over at some point" He is a habitual offender in every sense. I am not goign to argue with you. I will say... The final result is John Mizioch will be going away for a long time. Which makes the people he victimized much happier and the streets safer. I could repost all my earlier facts too. I will not. Though, I will be sure to be in the courtroom when they hand down his sentence happy to see him go away to the crying of his friends and family (who now are suffering as well) as they try to convince the judge, jury and people he stole from on "What a good boy John is." Hopefully, his new jail husband gives him the same screwing he gave to everyone else. LMAO at you and anyone defending this sad man. He will be doing the time regardless. End point.
A Concerned Mom March 03, 2013 at 09:45 PM
All this back and forth talk is crazy. Don't you have anything better to do...To Concerned citizen....didn't your mother teach you, "If you have nothing nice to say, Don't say anything at all!"..You obviously don't like John and his family so just let it go. On the other hand I DO know John and his family. They are good people, with good values, but have a situation in their life that none of us would wish upon anyone...not even you. So go about your business and take care of yourself and let John's family deal with this difficult situation by themselves. You sound so angry .....it's not good for you......He will do his time and hopefully has a better life ahead of him! It is up to him.
Hiker March 21, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Due back in court on March 26, hope to see him get put away for a long time
jmiz April 11, 2013 at 01:52 AM
March 26th???? Wrong date you dope.........

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