BURLINGTON – A Bristol woman has been accused of conspiring on Christmas Eve to steal a safe from a Burlington home that contained more than $100,000 of gold, silver and cash.
Samantha Janulawicz, 30, of no certain address, is the second person charged in the burglary, as Bristol resident Gregory Lamboy, 33, was arrested last week. He faces charges of first-degree larceny and third-degree burglary.
Janulawicz has been charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a pistol or revolver and carrying a pistol without a permit.
State police searched Janulawicz’s apartment in January, finding two silver coins, marijuana, seven unknown pills, a glass pipe with marijuana residue on it, a Taurus Millenium pistol and other items, according to the warrant for her arrest.
The warrant said Janulawicz helped Lamboy steal a safe from a Burlington home on Dec. 24. She told him when the family would be out of the house, as her grandparents and their adult daughter’s family live there, the document continued. Janulawicz was with the family at a Christmas party the night of the burglary.
The family returned from the party and one person noticed something out of the ordinary, as some cabinets were left open. The next day, on Christmas morning, the family began to open presents when someone noticed a number of holiday cards containing cash in them were missing. The homeowner then checked on his safe, which was gone.
The man told police the safe contained about $90,000 worth of gold and silver bars and coins, somewhere between $12,500 to $14,000 cash and the title to a car.
During the investigation, the warrant said, Janulawicz admitted to police she let Lamboy convince her to help in the theft of the safe. She said she communicated with him before the burglary, letting him know when everyone would be out of the house.
While Janulawicz was still at the Christmas party, she told police, Lamboy called her and said “everything was taken care of,” the warrant said.
Janulawicz was also charged Tuesday in a one-car crash that occurred in Bristol on Jan. 6, around 2:12 a.m. The accident happened in the area of 790 Willis St., where police allege she crashed a Mazda SUV into a tree.
Janulawicz, according to the warrant, suffered a leg injury in which her bone was visible. She admitted to hospital staff that she drank three glasses of wine and used marijuana before the crash, the warrant continued. She had a baggie of marijuana on her that weighed less than half an ounce, police noted in the document.
In that case, Janulawicz has been charged with operating under the influence, possession of less than half an ounce of cannabis, traveling too fast for conditions, improper turn and failure to keep route on a curve or hill. She is being held on $37,500 bond and was arraigned Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court.
Janulawicz’s criminal history, officials said during the hearing, consists of convictions of interfering with police and operating with a suspended license. Her case was continued until May 1.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.