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Dogs Help Track Down Home Invasion Suspect



    Dogs track down the suspect in a home invasion.

    Police dogs tracked down a19-year-old Wallingford teen who is accused in an East Hampton home invasion on Tuesday morning.

    Police say Christopher Gagne, 19, went to a female acquaintance’s house at 9:30 a.m. and used a knife and duct tape to attempt to restrain her. She was able to coerce him not to attack her further, police said.

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    Gagne fled from the victim’s home in his vehicle and crashed in Portland, police said.

    The woman reported the home invasion at about 9:45 a.m. A State Police K-9 united and East Hampton Police tracked Gagne from the crash scene and found him less than mile away.

    Gagne has been charged with second-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree kidnapping, first-degree unlawful restraint, home invasion, and first-degree burglary.

    He is being held on $250,000 and will be arraignment at Connecticut Superior Court in Middlesex County on Wednesday, May 26.