West Hartford police
Police have charged Edrick and Oscar Santiago in connection with home burglaries.
West Hartford police have arrested two suspects in a residential break-in.
Police responded to Dorset Road just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday when a resident reported that a burglary was happening.
She told police two men she did not know went into her neighbor’s garage and provided them a description and the direction the men fled in.
Officers responding to the scene saw two people who matched the description heading east on Farmington Avenue and recovered the stolen items when they stopped the car, police said.
Edrick Santiago, 18, of Hartford, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, criminal attempt at larceny in the sixth degree, conspiracy to commit burglary in the third degree, conspiracy to commit larceny in the sixth degree and conspiracy at possession with intent to sell.
Oscar Santiago, also 18, of the same address, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary in the third degree, criminal liability burglary in the third degree, conspiracy at larceny in the sixth degree, possession with intent to sell, possession within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana and failure to keep at least one hand on handlebar.
Both were released on $2,500 non-surety bonds.
Police ask residents to lock their homes and vehicles when left unattended, take valuables out of vehicles and not leave other valuables in plain sight while unattended.
They also ask residents to watch out for neighbor’s homes and vehicles when they are not around.
Call 860-523-5203 or 911 in an emergency when you see someone or something out of the ordinary in your neighborhood.
Residents who have questions or concerns about basic crime preventions should call the Community Relations division at 860-523-2013.