Franklin Lakes September 9, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 9 House burglar arrested on new charges by Frank J. McMahon The Franklin Lakes house burglar who was captured by borough police after a high speed car and foot chase down Route 208 into Fair Lawn in January 2008, and who accepted a plea deal in that case after spending 507 days in the Bergen County Jail, has been arrested again for burglary. Miguel Delacarrera, 30, who had prior convictions when he admitted in a June plea bargain that he had committed 13 house burglaries in Franklin Lakes and Wayne, was arrested again at his residence in Red Bank in August for allegedly burglarizing a Millburn residence earlier that month. That burglary occurred Aug. 11 when a rear sliding door was smashed to gain entry. But a housekeeper said she heard a loud noise and surprised the burglar who fled out the front door and left in a silver car that was parked in front of the house. The license plate of that car was traced. Nothing was taken from the Millburn residence. However, when Delacarrera was arrested, proceeds from burglaries were found in his home that resulted in charges being filed in Millburn, Little Silver, Fair Haven, Shrewsbury, Ocean Township, Eatontown, and Tinton Falls. He is currently housed in the Monmouth County Jail. In the Franklin Lakes case, which included multiple burglaries in Passaic County, Delacarrera was sentenced to five years in state prison and three years probation as part of his plea bargain. He was also required to make full restitution to his 13 victims during his probationary period. Bergen County Assistant Prosecutor Melanie Silletti, who prosecuted Delacarrera’s case, said at the time that meant he had to find employment and pay back the $152,274 that had been calculated as the value of the goods he burglarized from his victims. According to Silletti, Delacarrera’s attorney acknowledged in court that he had a drug habit, but had since straightened himself out and had accepted full responsibility for his crimes and for making full restitution to all of his victims. Superior Court Judge Harry Carroll had sentenced Delacarrera to five years in state prison, but he did not serve any more time in prison after his 507 days in the county jail because of several credits he was entitled to which made him eligible for release after his sentencing. Silletti explained at the time that people convicted of crimes are able to get jobs and Delacarrera would have to make restitution. She said a payback schedule would be worked out as part of his probation and, if he did not make the payments, he would be in violation of his probation and a judge could issue an order to sentence him to more jail time. 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