Stanley Man Arrested in Two Unrelated Break-in Incidents


Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Stanley, NC man in connection with break-ins that occurred in May 2020 and July 2020.

On May 7, 2020 deputies were dispatched to the Gates community in the area of Sedgebrook Drive West, Stanley, NC reference a number of unlocked vehicles had been broken into and items stolen.  During the investigation Detective A. Mocilan received surveillance camera pictures from the victims of an unknown suspect.

On July 20, 2020 deputies were dispatched to a break-in alarm at the Crafty Burger at 547 Brentwood Road, Denver, NC.  As deputies arrived one person was seen leaving the area on a bicycle.  When he saw the officers the suspect fled on foot into a nearby wooded area.  Surveillance camera pictures show the suspect inside the business checking the cash register and coin operated machines for possible items to steal.

Detective Mocilan determined the photos at the store break-in and the vehicle break-ins was the same person who was identified as Marcus Daniel Sintoni, 25, of Nellie Circle, Denver, NC.  On September 14, 2020 deputies arrested Sintoni hiding in the kitchen of a home in the 7900 block of Hager’s Ferry Road.

Sintoni is charged with one felony count of breaking and entering a building and misdemeanor breaking into a coin/currency machine.  He was also charged with seven felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and one count of misdemeanor larceny.  He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond.


Author: Margaret Beveridge