SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A man was arrested in connection with a series of home burglaries in Santa Rosa’s retirement community of Oakmont, dating back to February, Santa Rosa police said.

A fingerprint of Anthony Warrender Gladius, 32, of Stockton, led officers to obtaining arrest and search warrants for him, police said.

Gladius was believed to have committed at least seven burglaries of vacant homes, police said.

A neighbor interrupted one of the attempted burglaries on Sept. 12, in the 7500 block of Walnut Way, police said. Gladius allegedly struck the neighbor with a crow bar type tool and fled, police said.

Gladius was arrested in Stockton on May 15 on suspicion on possession of burglary tools and narcotics, and evading a police officer, police said.

Evidence from that arrest included a stolen driver’s license linked to a burglary in Santa Rosa in April, police said.

Lodi police arrested Gladius for driving another stolen car, police said.

Santa Rosa police executed the search warrant for Gladius’ home and recovered a number of stolen items from the burglaries in Santa Rosa, police said.

Gladius was booked into San Joaquin County Jail Friday. Gladius was being held at the jail in lieu of $223,343. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday morning, according to the county jail.

Detectives were still going through Gladius’ home looking for more stolen property linked to the Santa Rosa home burglaries, police said.

Anyone with information about Gladius have been asked to call Santa Rosa police at (707) 543-3575.

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