Clinton Police Department
Lamar Conner was charged with 19 counts in connection with a string of car burglaries in late 2012.
Clinton police have arrested a 23-year-old New Haven man on charges relating to a rash of car burglaries and thefts in late 2012.
Lamar Conner is the second suspect to be charged in a string of 19 car break-ins and two car thefts on Nov. 19 and Dec. 8, 2012. Police said the crimes occurred during two separate sprees.
The missing cars turned up several days later in Hamden and New Haven. Inside the cars were items stolen from vehicles, including money and electronics, according to police.
A first suspect, Dajuan Hammie, 24, also of New Haven, was previously charged and confessed to the crime, police said.
Hammie was in jail on unrelated charges at the time of his arrest, police said.
In April, Hammie was sentenced to three years in jail, suspended after 18 months with three years’ probation on firearm charges and failure to appear. He was sentenced to one year in jail in 2009 for interfering with an officer/resisting arrest and failure to appear.
Both Conner and Hammie were charged with a total of 19 counts of third-degree burglary to a motor vehicle, second-degree larceny of a motor vehicle, third-degree larceny of a motor vehicle, sixth-degree larceny, fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy.
Conner was arrested Aug. 8. His bond was set at $90,000.
He is currently in jail for unrelated robbery and firearm charges.