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Three Arrests in Smash and Grabs

Liquor stores and convenience stores were hit.

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    Police have made three arrests in connection with several smash and grabs.

    Between September and December, thieves struck liquor stores and convenience stores overnight in at least six Connecticut communities. They smashed windows and stole cash and cigarettes.

    On Thursday, police made three arrests in connection with the spree that struck stores in Brooklyn, Killingly, Putnam, Chaplin, Plainfield, and Griswold.

    Michael Neuman, 20, of Dayville, Justin Lamontagne, 20, of Danielson, and a 17-year-old boy from Danielson were arrested around 09:30 a.m. on Thursday.

    State Police detectives, resident troopers from Killingly and Brooklyn and troopers made the arrests after finding Neuman, Lamontagne and the teen in residences on St. James Row in Danielson.

    Bond for Neuman, Lamontagne was set at $215,000. Bond for the teen was set at $105,000. They are all being held on bond and will be arraigned in Danielson Superior Court on April 1. Police said more arrests would be made.

    Neuman was charged with five counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree larceny, one count each of fourth-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, three counts of second-degree criminal mischief, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Lamontagne was charged with six counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree larceny, one count of fourth-degree larceny, two counts of sixth-degree larceny, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief and four counts of second-degree criminal mischief.

    The teen was charged with four counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree larceny, one count of fourth-degree larceny, one counts of sixth-degree larceny, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief and two counts of second-degree criminal mischief.