New London police arrested the suspect in a car burglary early Saturday morning after finding him rummaging through a car with a broken window, authorities said.
According to police, 24-year-old Victor Rivera was searching car parked in a municipal lot near Pearl Street when a nearby officer heard the sound of footsteps on broken glass. He went over to investigate and confronted Rivera. Police said Rivera could not provide proof of ownership or evidence to suggest he had a reason for being there.
One of the windows was broken, police said.
The car’s owner arrived at the scene and pressed charges against Rivera. Police discovered that Rivera was wanted on two outstanding PRAWN warrants for failure to pay infractions.
He was held on a bond totaling $1,853.
New London and other towns have been targeted recently in a string of car burglaries.
Another suspect was arrested last week in the area of Riverview Avenue following a police investigation.
Anyone with information should contact New London police at 860-447-5269.