Dellaquila allegedly stole property from homes in Howard Beach, Astoria, Forest Hills, and East Elmhurst.
By Forum Staff
A 59-year-old Bronx man has been charged with multiple counts of burglary for a series of break-ins throughout Queens County extending from July 2017 through this month.
District Attorney Brown said, “The defendant in this case is accused of going on brazen shopping sprees in other people’s homes. On six separate occasions, the defendant is alleged to have broken into apartments and taken valuables – from cash to laptops to jewelry. As a predicate felon, the defendant now faces the possibility of being incarcerated for life.”
Identified as Kenneth Dellaquila, 59, of Crotona Avenue in the Bronx, the defendant was arraigned last weekend in Queens Criminal Court on four separate complaints charging him with second-degree burglary and false impersonation.
Dellaquila was held on $50,000 bail for each complaint and ordered to return to court this Friday. According to the complaints, on six separate occasions the defendant – alone or sometimes with another suspect, as yet not apprehended,- was seen on surveillance video entering apartment buildings empty-handed and then leaving moments later carrying various items. On August 17, 2017, the defendant is alleged to have taken a laptop, watches and an Adidas backpack. On September 5, 2017, the defendant allegedly stole jewelry and a watch from a Howard Beach home.
Then on September 22, 2017, the defendant is accused of taking a camera and camera equipment, a laptop, an Adidas duffle bag and a jar of coins. Video footage allegedly shows the defendant exiting the building while holding the jar of change and when interviewed by police and shown a still image from the surveillance, Dellaquila identified himself in the photo, and stole property from homes throughout Queens, including Howard Beach, Astoria, Forest Hills and East Elmhurst.
If convicted, he faces up to 16 years to life in prison, as a predicate felon.