Suspected snow plow thief arrested in Meriden

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MERIDEN – Police said Friday an arrest had been made in the theft of two snow plow trucks in February.

Police said that on Thursday, Angel Perez, 46, of Broad Street in Meriden was arrested on charges stemming from the theft of two plow trucks that occurred on February 10.

Police said the trucks were stolen from Evergreen Lawn and Landscape Maintenance in Watertown. The trucks were later found in North Haven and Meriden stripped of their plows, sanders and electronics. Both vehicles sustained damage to the exterior and interior and were made inoperable, according to police.

Police aid that Perez’s DNA evidence was identified on the steering wheel of one of the stolen vehicles which was matched by the State Forensic Laboratory.

Perez was charged with first-degree larceny, first-degree criminal trover, first-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy and was being held on a $75,000 bail.

Perez was arraigned at Waterbury Superior Court on Friday.

The investigation is ongoing and it is believed that there are multiple individuals that were involved in the theft.

Perez has a history of motor vehicle thefts and currently has a warrant issued out of the North Branford Police Department for charges related to a motor vehicle theft.

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