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18-Year-Old Charged With Burglary After Being Caught in Barbara Lane Home

One resident was in the Barbara Lane home and a second arrived as he was attempting to steal a laptop, police said. The evidence eventually caught up with him.

A Blossom Way man is facing various charges including burglary and larceny after police said he broke into an occupied home and was later scared away when a second member of the family returned home that evening.

Officers arrested Brandon P. Monteleone, 18, on Tuesday after he turned himself into police on a warrant. He was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree larceny and third-degree criminal mischief.

According to court records, Monteleone remains in state custody in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond.

Police said Wednesday that Monteleone was wanted in connection with an incident in that occurred at a Barbara Lane home on April 10. The police report indicated that a resident, who was upstairs in the home, heard noise coming from the first floor.

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“There was a sound of walking, followed by the garage door opening. Moments later, the resident reported to police that they heard the front door slam,” said Sgt. Lowell DePalma.

Police called for canine Damon to come to the scene and he began a track, which led officers to find burglary tools in a field down the road. Police also recovered other evidence in the field that helped lead them to Monteleone, the report said.

Monteleone had left the home with a laptop computer and a variety of other valuables, police said. Further details of the case were not immediately available Wednesday.

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Pappy D May 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM
It's not often the police catch a burglar. And this could have easily turned into a home invasion. Hope the judge throws the book at his jerk kid.
Peg Rancourt June 17, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Great Job to the Southington police department. We are so fortunate to have such dedicated and caring officers..

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