Three men faces charges of conspiracy to commit home invasion after motor vehicle stop.
State police have made three arrests in what they called a conspiracy to commit home invasion case.
On Monday, state police stopped Richard Acevedo’s car on Route 7 near exit 11 in Danbury and found burglary tools and two loaded handguns in the vehicle, state police said.
Police took Acevedo, 29, of Waterbury and the front-seat passenger, Wayne Early, 26, of Waterbury into custody and later filed additional charges in connection with the home invasion allegations.
Anthony Cruz, 35, of Danbury, who was in the back seat fled and ran into the woods and was later taken into custody, state police said.
Acevedo and Early were charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of burglar’s tools, weapons in a motor vehicle,
Acevedo was also charged with various motor vehicle charges.
Early was also charged with criminal possession of a firearm.
After state police investigated, additional warrants were issued for Acevedo and Early and both were charged with conspiracy to commit home invasion, unlawful restraint, burglary in the first degree, robbery in the first degree and robbery in the first degree and criminal attempt to commit home invasion, unlawful restraint, first-degree burglary, and first-degree robbery. Both were taken into custody on Thursday with help from police in Waterbury and Torrington, police said.
The State’s Attorney’s Office will add similar charges to Cruz’s docket by, according to state police.
Police took Cruz into custody at his residence early on Wednesday morning. He was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of burglar’s tools and interfering with an officer. Cruz is being held on $300,000 bond.
Acevedo and Early are both being held on $350,000 bond after being arraigned in Danbury Superior Court Friday.