Recovered Jewelry Had Total Value Above $5K
Suspect in Salem burglaries facing charges in Lynnfield for allegedly selling stolen jewelry at pawn shop in town.
A 25-year-old Salem man charged in connection with several burglaries in that city is expected to face two charges in Lynnfield after allegedly trying to pawn a number of items at Bay State Loan.
John Mizioch, 12 1/2 Daniels Street, Salem, was arrested last week and charged in connection with the Salem burglaries. Additional background information on that arrest can be viewed at this Salem News report.
According to a Lynnfield Police report, Officer Ray Barnes went to the pawn shop last Tuesday, February 26th to assist Salem Police with their investigation. Detective Gaudet of the Salem Police had reportedly found a number of stolen jewelry items on the New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN), which uses information provided by pawn brokers.
Although the defendant is charged in connection with several burglaries in Salem, the items recovered in Lynnfield were all apparently connected to one specific break-in on Arbella Street in that city.
Mizioch allegedly sold 11 jewelry items with a combined value of $5,400 on February 18th, receiving $650 for them. Among the items listed in the report were a gold "mom" charm valued at $600, a gold wedding band valued at $425, a Blessed Mary Medal valued at $600, and a gold chain with a 1/2 karat diamond valued at $1,500. The owner was able to identify and retrieve the items. The report also indicated that Mizioch had allegedly used his own driver's license to pawn the items, which the shop owner reportedly provided a copy of.
In Lynnfield, police are expected to charge Mizioch with larceny over $250 (false pretenses) and receiving stolen property over $250.