Police arrested Moises Sanchez Jr., 28, about 1:30 p.m. Friday at a hotel within walking distance of the neighborhood where the string of home burglaries occurred in the past week, police spokesman Detective Christopher Lindsey said in a press release this afternoon.
A search of Sanchez’s hotel room turned up many items stolen in the burglaries, including electronics, jewelry, rare coins, luggage, clothes and a bicycle, Lindsey said.
The burglaries all occurred in one part of police Zone 2, which is east of Cobb Parkway and north of South Marietta Parkway.
Police detectives and uniform officers found Sanchez after recognizing the spike in burglaries and responding with a special operation as part of the department’s 2011 Holiday Crime Suppression Plan.
The operation produced fingerprints, surveillance and field contacts that led to Sanchez, Lindsey said.
Sanchez was paroled Aug. 3 after serving more than 3½ years in prison for burglary and other offenses committed in Brantley, Ware and Chatham counties, Georgia Department of Corrections records show. He previously served 15 months in prison in 2006 and 2007.
His parole was due to run through Nov. 12, 2012, according to the state Board of Paroles and Pardons.
He is being held without bail in the Cobb County jail on a single felony count of burglary, but police said more charges are likely as stolen property is identified and connected to burglaries.
The Holiday Crime Suppression Plan also produced four arrests in three days in the week before Christmas, Marietta police previously announced.
One Marietta man, Deandre Conway, 20, was arrested Dec. 22 on charges including attempted armed robbery after he fled officers near Taco Bell at 1180 Powder Springs Rd.
Another person was arrested in connection with car break-ins along Washington Avenue, and two others were arrested after an officer saw them robbing two people on Franklin Road.
"This Holiday Crime Suppression Plan is a success in part because the police department and the citizens work together to keep the community safe," police spokesman Officer David Baldwin wrote last week.