Teen arrested on burglary charges

A local teenager was arrested on burglary charges, stemming from a previous theft of house keys.

On Saturday, July 5, at 1:40 a.m., a resident at 185 Old Turnpike Rd., second floor, called police and stated that he believed someone was trying to enter his home using a key. The resident told police that someone had broken into his car a few days prior, stealing a set of keys.

Arriving on the scene, police located

Austin Baker

Austin Baker

, 19, attempting to enter a bottom floor window where he had removed an air conditioner. Baker was taken into custody without incident.

During the investigation, police found several more keys in Baker’s possession, including the set stolen from the complainant’s car.

Baker was charged with second degree burglary, two counts of criminal attempt, third degree criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. Bond was set at $75,000 with a July 7 court date.

Officers are attempting to identify the owners of the other sets of keys found on Baker. If any residents believe that they may have had keys stolen recently, please contact Officer Lamarre @ 860-378-1600 ext. 2374 or via email:  clamarre@southingtonpolice.org.


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