SARATOGA SPRINGS — A Saratoga Springs man with a reputation for breaking into homes and watching people sleep was charged with felony burglary for a second time on Friday, city police said.
Ramiz Hajratalli, 31, was first arrested on Aug. 11 after officers responded to the corner of Ludlow Street and Jumel Place shortly after midnight for a reported fight, city police said.
There they found Hajratalli and a 60-year-old Jumel Place resident, who told officers that just a few minutes earlier he had been asleep in his bed with his girlfriend when he was wakened by an odd noise, police said.
“Once awake, he observed Hajratalli standing at the threshold of his bedroom staring at them,” police said. “The resident yelled at Hajratalli, who quickly ran from the house.”
The man caught up with Hajratalli at Ludlow and Jumel, and neighbors who heard the commotion called 911, police said.
Hajratalli was not known previously to the man or his girlfriend, and nothing was reported missing from the home, police said.
He was charged with second-degree burglary and released from Saratoga County Jail after posting $2,000 cash bail, police said.
On Friday, Hajratalli was charged with second-degree burglary again — accused of committing a similar act on July 28.
Police said he broke into a Caroline Street home at about 1:30 a.m. and watched its female resident sleep. Hajratalli ran out of the home after the female woke up and yelled at him, police said.
“No, we don’t know why he was in there,” police Lt. Bob Jillson said.“The circumstances were similar to the other one.”
The latest arrest was the result of a continuing investigation into the Aug. 11 incident, police said.
Hajratalli was arraigned Friday night and released from county jail after posting $10,000 cash bail, police said.