New Haven teen arrested in connection with motor vehicle burglaries

Wilton police arrested an 18-year-old from New Haven they believe is connected to a rash of motor vehicle burglaries that occurred in March.

Police had reported that during the overnight hours of March 16, 22 vehicles parked in residential neighborhoods were entered, there were attempts to enter two more, and one vehicle was stolen. Various items were stolen including credit cards that were used to make several purchases. At the time, police provided video clips from residential surveillance cameras that captured some of the attempts at opening car doors.

After an extensive investigation, several suspects were identified and police arrested the 18-year-old on June 26. The suspect is not being identified since they were 17 at the time of the incident.

The teen is being charged with burglary in the 3rd degree, criminal attempt/burglary in the 3rd degree, larceny 6th degree, identity theft 3rd degree, and less than $500 on revoked payment card.

The teen was issued a juvenile summons to appear July 19 at the Superior Court of Juvenile Matters in New Haven.