Police solve break-in at Blackstone Irish Pub

Police arrested two suspects from a burglary at Blackstone Irish Pub on Jan. 5, 2016. Patrick Tomkus, 35, of Waterbury, and Brian Chandler, 30, of Naugatuck were arrested, and both were charged with third degree burglary, sixth degree larceny, and first degree criminal mischief.

Police investigated the burglary at 1678 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk. that occurred at approximately 1:50 a.m. on Jan. 5. Entry was gained by prying open a rear door of the building, and during the course of the burglary a digital jukebox and a cash register were pried open. Approximately $500 cash was missing, and several items were damaged during the burglary, including the jukebox ($3,800), a digital card game ($1,200) and a cash register ($500). There was an estimated $5,500 in damages as a result of the burglary.

Southington detectives investigated, in collaboration with the Waterbury and Meriden Police Departments, and that led to arrest warrants being issued for Chandler and Tomkus. Both were in custody of the Department of Correction at the time of their arrest. Tomkus was charged on March 17, 2016, and Chandler was charged on April 5, 2016.

Both were presented in Bristol court to answer the charges.

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