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Wallingford police arrest 2 adults, 1 juvenile on vehicle burglary charges

WALLINGFORD -- Police arrested two men and a juvenile Sunday morning in connection to several vehicle break-ins.

Police said they arrested Corey Baldwin, 18, of New Haven; Tyquell Gibson, 18, of New Haven and one juvenile.

Shortly before 4 a.m. an officer was called to a report of men breaking into vehicles in the area of Constitution Street.  Officers arrived on the scene and arrested the three.   Police said numerous key fobs and stolen property were located on the suspects.  A stolen vehicle from Easton was located not far from where the three were apprehended.  They keys to the stolen vehicle were also recovered from the suspects.

Baldwin was held on a $10,000 bond and charged with:

  • Burglary 3rd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 3rd Degree
  • Larceny 3rd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3rd degree
  • Larceny 6th Degree
  • Interfering with an Officer

Gibson was held on a $10,000 bond and charged with:

  • Burglary 3rd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 3rd Degree
  • Larceny 3rd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3rd degree
  • Larceny 6th Degree

The Juvenile was arrested for the following charges and released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

  • Burglary 3rd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 3rd Degree
  • Larceny 3rd Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3rd degree
  • Larceny 6th Degree

“They found different key fobs. One of them had pockets full of change. Another one had $200 in $20 bills that was ultimately left in an unlocked vehicle in an envelope,” says Wallingford Police Lieutenant Cheryl Bradley.

“We did recover another car that had been stolen out of Easton and so that was their transportation down here,” says Lt. Bradley. “It’s typical all over the state. It’s no secret; it’s been happening everywhere.”

Friday morning, thieves followed the same pattern in Guilford.

“Vehicle pulls into a neighborhood. One or two or three people get out of the car,” says Guilford Police Deputy Chief Buth Hyatt. “They’re checking cars in parking lots and one of the incidents we had a condo complex that was also targeted.”

The three people were caught on video exiting a white sedan and hitting about a dozen cars before leaving. Guilford Police later had a report of one stolen car.

“Lock your car because we can see in the videos, they get to a locked car, they don’t waste time,” says Chief Hyatt. “They keep on looking for an unlocked car.”

“It’s been our script and we’re sticking to it that we really need the help of our residents in locking up their cars,” says Lt. Bradley. “As long as it’s lucrative for these people the activity will continue.l

Guilford police have not yet caught the people looking through cars you saw on video there, but police departments across the state are telling you not to leave your keys or valuables in your car and to lock your doors.

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