A convicted felon and halfway house escapee has been arrested after a Vernon woman reportedly caught him burglarizing her home Monday morning, police said.
According to Vernon police, 32-year-old Luis Arnaldo Galan, otherwise known as Luis Feliciano, broke into a home on Webster Street in Rockville around 10:15 a.m. Monday and was trying to steal a computer when a resident confronted him.
Police said the woman called 911 and Galan fled the home. Investigators caught up with him at the intersection of Prospect and Lawrence streets in Vernon.
Galan was arrested and charged with first-degree escape, second-degree burglary, possession of burglar tools, sixth-degree larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said Galan is a felon with prior burglary convictions. He escaped from a community release halfway house and has been wanted by Connecticut authorities since Dec. 5.
He was held on a remand-to-custody order with the state Dept. of Corrections.