A quick-thinking homeowner and some fast-acting police officers help nab a Hamden burglary suspect caught with stolen loot from a Davis Street house.
On Sunday, police responded to the home around 8 p.m. after getting a 911 call about a burglary
August 18th at approximately 8:00p.m. Hamden Police responded to a
Davis Street address on the report of a burglary.
A resident was returning home from dinner but, on the way, he saw an individual — later identified as Hamden resident Bret Coots — walking on Davis Street with a gym bag that resembled one his daughter owned, police said.
When he got home, the resident discovered electronic equipment and money stolen from his house. He immediately called the police.
thereafter, Sgt. Michael Doherty and Officer Robert Manfield located the
individual, who was identified as Bret Coots, walking on Whitney Avenue with
the stolen items. Coots was arrested and taken to police headquarters.
Coots, 26, of 90 Ford Street, was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree larceny and third-degree criminal trespass. He was detained on a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Sept. 3.