3 Arrested After Berlin Resident Confronts Accused Car Burglars

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    Berlin Police Department
    Roy Nichols, Sara Byczynski and William Oathout have been arrested on burglary and larceny charges in Berlin.

    Officers have arrested a man sleeping in a stolen car in Berlin and his two accomplices, who had been stealing from unlocked cars when they were caught and confronted by a resident, according to police.

    Police said Wiliam Oathout, of Terryville, who was wanted for violation of probation, was found sleeping in the backseat of a stolen car on Spring Valley Drive around 1 a.m. Aug. 20.

    Authorities learned that two other people, identified as Nicholas Roy, of Plainville, and Sara Byczynski, of Bristol, had been stealing from unlocked cars in the area, according to police.

    A resident of Renn Lane encountered the two rummaging through parked cars and confronted them, police said.

    Oathout, Roy and Byczynski were each charged with larceny and burglary and held on $50,000 bond.