Burglary case headed for grand jury review

A 46-year-old man accused of trying to break into a Third Street apartment while a teen-age girl was home alone will have his case presented to the county grand jury.

A felony exam was held in City Court Friday for David J. Ciccotti, of 310 Cottage St., charged with second-degree burglary and endangering the welfare of a child. Judge Daniel C. Wilson then forwarded the case to the county level for a possible indictment.

Police said at 1:30 p.m. April 30, Ciccotti broke into a residence on Third Street, then tried to break into the second-floor apartment. A 15-year-old girl was home alone when Ciccotti tried to break into her apartment, police said.

In a statement to police, Ciccotti said he used a credit card to force open the front door, then tried it again on the upstairs door. Ciccotti told police that he thought the resident was home, and did not know the girl was there alone. He said he was visiting his mother’s residence next door before using the card to break into the neighbor’s home.

In her statement to police, the teen-ager said she could see Ciccotti through the glass in the front door, and he repeatedly begged her to let him inside. The girl told police that she was terrified and immediately telephoned her mother while Ciccotti went back downstairs.

According to the girl’s mother, the person Ciccotti thought was home no longer lives in the building.