State police are investigating a home invasion in Windham and are working to determine whether there was a delayed police response after the residents called 911, according to State Police Master Sgt. Donna Tadiello.
The home invasion was reported to police around 4:30 p.m. Monday. State police said two residents of 232 Back Road in Windham hid in a bathroom and told police they thought someone was trying to break into the home.
Troopers arrived and confirmed that a break-in and robbery had occurred. State Police Major Crimes detectives are investigating the home invasion.
State police have also launched a separate investigation to determine whether there was a delay in trooper response and why a delay might have occurred.
State Senator Tony Guglielmo, a Republican of Stafford and member of the General Assembly's Public Safety Committee, issued a statement Thursday afternoon. The statement reads, in part:
"I am sickened over this news. The two teens in this case are to be commended for their bravery. Calling 911 during a home invasion is what we teach our kids to do. The fact that it may have taken an hour and a half for the state police to respond is troubling. I am requesting the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety investigate what exactly happened here. Was this fallout from the department’s consolidation of the dispatch centers of four troops in eastern Connecticut?"
No additional information was immediately available.