Hamden Police investigating three recent burglaries, have arrested six suspects on a variety of charges.
The first series of arrests came March 20 when a witness reported four people broke into a West Easton Street residence at about 3:15 p.m. Officer Derick Manning heard several people inside of the house and officers quickly set up a perimeter. Moments later, officers arrested the quartet as they came out the rear door that had been forced open, according to a police report.
Investigation revealed that entry was gained through a broken rear door frame. One of the individuals arrested, a juvenile, was found to be in the possession of 2 bags of marijuana.
- Anthony Lancaster, 19, of 22 Warner St., Hamden; charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief. Lancaster, who was released after posting a $1,500 bond, is scheduled to appear April 8 in court in Meriden.
- Kyrell Dennison, 18, of 1798 State St., Hamden; charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief. Dennison, who was released after posting a $1,500 bond, is scheduled to appear April 8 in court in Meriden.
- A 17-year-old Hamden resident; charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and possession of marijuana, for allegedly having two bags of pot. He is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on April 3.
- A 15-year-old Hamden resident; charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief. He is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on April 3.
On March 22, police were called to a home in the 100 block of Country Hill Road on the report of a possible burglary.
The property owner told officers that moments earlier, he observed Wayne Jackson, who was recently evicted, inside the residence. Officer Eric Goclowski's investigation revealed that Jackson gained entry through the front door.
A short time later, police arrested Jackson as he walked in the neighborhood.
Jackson, 50, was charged with third-degree burglary. He posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear April 4 in court in Meriden.
Around 8 a.m. March 22, police received a report of a burglary in progress at home in the 200 block of Goodrich Street.
Officers found a first-floor window was forced open and saw someone fleeing on foot on Shelton Avenue. According to a police report, moments later, Officer John Glass detained an individual, Desean Scott, who fit the description of the person responsible for the burglary. Officers determined that Scott was responsible for the burglary and arrested the 24-year-old New Haven resident on charges of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Scott is scheduled to appear April 3 court in Meriden.
According to a police report, a 95-year-old man was asleep as a thief ransacked his Armory Street house on March 25.The resident awoke to flashlight shining in his second-floor bedroom, while he was lying in bed. The thief, who forced open a rear door window, ransacked several rooms on the first- and second-floors, before escaping with electronic equipment, money and personal belongings, according to the report.
It is estimated that the burglary occurred between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sean Dolan of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4040.