Police: Suspect connected to 10 break-ins arrested in Ormond Beach



ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Ormond Beach police said they’ve arrested a man who broke into numerous home in multiple neighborhoods, stealing any valuable he could get his hands on.

Investigators said the suspect, Daniel Faulk, is a career criminal who they've connected to at least 10 break-ins.

"I came home from work and everything, my screen had been cut, and everything was gone," said victim Dierdre Rydecki.

"He went into the house, he'd look for open windows," said Keith Walker of the Ormond Beach Police Department. "One lady (said) he went in through the doggy door and went in and took their stuff."

Police said he'd pawn the valuable or recruit homeless people to pawn them for him.  Authorities said anything Faulk couldn't pawn, he dumped.

Investigators found a large stash dumped in the Halifax River.

Several people showed up at police headquarters on Monday hoping to retrieve some of those personal items and valuables.

One of the recovered items was a locket with a photo inside and one woman said a stolen pearl that husband bought her was returned.

Police hope more people will come forward so they can connect more cases to Faulk.

Victims told Channel 9 they're just glad he's off the streets.

"I wanted to move," said Rydecki. "You feel violated, and you just don't feel safe in your neighborhood anymore."

Investigators believe Faulk targeted homes in Ormond Beach and Holly Hill.

Anyone who thinks they may have been victimized and would like to look at the recovered items should contact Ormond Beach Police.