From the Hamden Police:
On November 16th at approximately 1 a.m., Hamden Police responded to 1635 Dixwell Ave., the site of the former Mauro Motors, regarding an activation of the burglar alarm.
Upon arrival, officers located an individual, Ulises Figueroa, seated inside of a motor vehicle parked in close proximity of the vacant building. Officers subsequently found that the building had been forcibly entered. While searching the building, officers located a backpack containing cut copper piping.
Investigation led officers to the third story rooftop. They observed two large air handler units that were completely dismantled. Officers found Kevin Figueroa and a 17 year-old juvenile hiding behind the rooftop condensers under clothing. Figueroa was in the possession of an electronic control device, “stun gun.” They were promptly arrested.
Due to the frozen conditions of the rooftop, officers contacted the Hamden Fire Department, which assisted with a ladder truck to get everyone to ground level. The property manager estimates that the damage sustained to the building exceeded $20,000.
Hamden Police arrested:
Ulises Figueroa, 49, of 214 Chatham Street, New Haven. He was charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree larceny and first-degree criminal mischief. Figueroa was held in lieu of $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 29.
Kevin Figueroa, 20, of 214 Chatham Street, New Haven. He was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree larceny, first-degree criminal mischief, carrying a dangerous weapon and possession of burglar tools. Figueroa, who was detained at police headquarters on a $25,000 bond, is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on Nov. 29.
A 17 year-old New Haven resident. He was charged with third-degree burglary, first-degree larceny, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglar tools. He was releasedto the custody of a family member. He is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on Nov. 30.
Officer William May and Shawn Nutcher conducted the investigation.