Serial laundry looter caught by police - Tucson News Now

Serial laundry looter caught by police

James Jaconski (Source: Tucson Police Department) James Jaconski (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This is an update to a KOLD Crime Team investigation we first brought you earlier this week

50 year-old James Jaconski is charged with felony criminal damage and possession of burglary tools.

Surveillance video from the U Wash Laundromat show a suspect breaking into the machines. 

Jaconski is accused of using a screwdriver to break into the coin box machines at the store, three separate times. 

The store owner told us he’s caused extensive damage to the machines, totaling $5,000. As you can imagine, that's a big blow to a small business owner. 

TPD officials say Jaconski has now been linked to at least eight theft incidents at laundromats all over Tucson. Additional charges are expected.

According to the owner of U Wash Laundry, detectives said Jaconski's family recognized him on the news and told him to turn himself into police.

CRIME COVERAGE: The KOLD News 13 mugshots of the month are available HERE.

MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

  • Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

    Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

    Monday, September 25 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-09-25 06:17:27 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:04:32 GMT

    Players, owners and commissioners past and present chastised the president for his divisive remarks, but the angriest responses came from players upset that he'd insulted their mothers.

    Players, owners and commissioners past and present chastised the president for his divisive remarks, but the angriest responses came from players upset that he'd insulted their mothers.

  • Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

    Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

    Monday, September 25 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-25 07:27:49 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:05:22 GMT

    Police charged the suspected gunman, who killed one and shot six at a Tennessee church Sunday, with one count of murder and said multiple charges were pending.

    Police charged the suspected gunman, who killed one and shot six at a Tennessee church Sunday, with one count of murder and said multiple charges were pending.

Powered by Frankly