Suspect in West Hartford burglaries extradited to Connecticut

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WEST HARTFORD – Police brought a Springfield man  back to the state to face charges in connection with a June burglary spree.

Joseph “Willie” Joiner, 55 of Springfield, was in custody in Springfield and was extradited to Connecticut on Monday.

Police said nine homes were burglarized on the night of June 18th around Farmington Avenue. Police believe Joiner entered homes by cutting holes in screens and climbing through windows or through unlocked doors.

Police said DNA evidence at one of the crime scenes linked Joiner to the crimes. He is facing burglary charges in court on Tuesday and held on a $50,000 bond.

According to police Joiner criminal history dated back to 1975. He had been previously convicted and sentenced for 50 counts of Burglary in the Hartford area, and an armed assault charge in Massachusetts.


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