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Hubbard burglary caught on camera

Published: Wed, October 31, 2012 @ 12:07 a.m.

By danny restivo



Bryan Singleton had no idea how quickly a hidden camera placed in his kitchen would yield results.

“It was a shocker,” he said. “I was stunned.”

One day after setting up a real-time camera in hopes of catching a suspected burglar, Singleton watched from his work computer as a man identified as Shaun X. Cook, 26, of Hubbard, broke into his home and began rummaging through his personal belongings.

“I’m sitting there, and this guy is coming through the door, and I’m saying ‘I can’t believe this,’” he said.

Singelton said he bought the camera over the weekend after he began noticing money missing Oct. 24. He initially thought he misplaced it, until more cash came up missing Friday. He said there were no signs of forced entry into his Water Street home, but he still felt someone was entering his residence.

“I knew someone was entering the house,” he said. “I kept telling my wife, ‘He’s going to come back, and we’re going to catch him in the act.’”

At 11 a.m. Monday, Singleton was at work in his office in Girard when he decided to check the images from his newly installed camera. He said he clicked on the link and saw close-up images of Cook going through his home. Singleton said he called 911 and gave the dispatcher a “play-by-play” account of the burglary.

Singleton said the dispatcher relayed his information to police as he watched Cook frantically look for a hiding spot from officers. About 11:45 a.m., police found the burglar hiding in an upstairs crawl space.

Cook, who was on bail, is facing another burglary charge along with receiving stolen property and possession of drug-abuse instruments after he was arrested in Hubbard on Sept. 18. He also is facing a misdemeanor weapons charge from an Oct. 2 incident in Boardman.

After Monday’s incident, Cook was arraigned on burglary charges in Girard Municipal Court on Tuesday. He was bound over to Trumbull County Common Pleas Court; his bond was set at $25,000. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday. He is being held at the Trumbull County Jail.

Singleton is pleased with catching the man he believes stole his money. He does advocate the camera, however, for anyone looking to monitor their home.

“It was an inexpensive investment, and I think it would work well with a lot of people,” he said. “It really wasn’t hard to set-up.”


1dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Maybe now that this is in the paper girard judge and the probation department will be shamed into actually putting away a repeat offender and probation violator. He shouldn't have been out in the first place.

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2dawn421(265 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago


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3DwightK(1537 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

This guy needs to go away for a long time. Breaking into someone's house is not a small offense.

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4Kellyelynn(1 comment)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Actually there was forced entry. The article only states that there was no notice of it at first.

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5endthismess(464 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

@Hulkster, when are you going to get it......it's called Breaking and Entering....what pitiful rights the theif did have are oooovvvvveeeerrrr, Stan! Really...go get a nap, then drink some tea..or something!

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6JoeFromHubbard(1803 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

The only thing missing from the surveillance system was a coordinated gun system.

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7Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

MMMMM mabe we now know what the HULK/STAN looks like .
This time he did not eat anything . OR DID you Hulk/Stan ??????

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8oldsouthhighwarrior(24 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Joe seems like a man with common sense. Hulkster I wish I had something better, but you have no sense at all. Even a cockroach has more sense than you.

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9Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

You lose HULK/Stan
Your starting to sound more and more like your old self STAN THE MAN

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10Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Another WIN for the Innocent victims against the filthy slimy cockroaches that slither in our streets. Keep them coming........

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