Rochester man described as “serial burglar” in charging documents

Man arrested on suspicion of burglary

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(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man was taken into custody Wednesday in connection with a rural burglary.

Maurice Golston was charged with 2nd- and 3rd-degree burglary and two counts of theft Friday, Jan. 12.

On Jan. 2, the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office said that a suspect in a maroon, four-door Jaguar sedan entered a west Fillmore County home, took money, and left.

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According to Sheriff John DeGeorge, the deputies worked with Rochester police and arrested Maurice Golston, 68, of Rochester on Jan. 10.

According to court documents, a Fillmore County woman arrived at her home and called dispatch about a the maroon car parked in front of the house.

When deputies arrived around 15 minutes later, the car was gone.

The residents of the home told law enforcement they’d seen a man walking through the home on security video, and that several bank envelopes with cash were missing from their home — between one and two thousand dollars in total.

According to court documents, investigating officers traced the car to Golston, “described as a
‘serial burglar’ (whose) modus operandi was that he would case homes, attempt to contact the
homeowners, and if no one answered, he would enter the homes and take property.”

Golston is currently held in the Fillmore County Jail on $2,500 bail with conditions, or $25,000 bail with no conditions.