Burglary Suspect Accused of Ripping Off Homes in 3 Towns

By Ari Mason
|  Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014  |  Updated 4:19 PM EDT
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Wolcott Police Search for Burglary Suspect

Michael Briglia and Wolcott Police Department

Daniel Deschaines, 26, of Naugatuck, is accused of burglarizing homes and businesses in Wolcott, Naugatuck and Cheshire.

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Wolcott Police Search for Burglary Suspect

A Wolcott man catches a burglary attempt on his home surveillance cameras.
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Surveillance video helped lead police to the man accused of breaking into a Wolcott home, and authorities say he’s responsible for burglaries in three towns.

Daniel Deschaines, 26, of Naugatuck, has been arrested in connection with two Wolcott burglaries, but police believe he’s behind similar incidents in Cheshire and Naugatuck as well.

Police say Deschaines tried to enter a home on Woodtick Road late last month. Surveillance video recorded by homeowner Michael Briglia shows the would-be burglar scoping out the property and checking the front door to make sure the house is empty.

He then goes around back, peers through a window, and pushes open a sliding door, but motion sensors set off the alarm and he runs down the street toward a getaway car, according to the surveillance footage.

Deschaines was charged with criminal attempt at third-degree burglary in connection with the break-in attempt.

He’s also accused of stealing $3,000 worth of power tools from Total Energy in Wolcott, and has been additionally charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny and third-degree forgery.

After the incident on Woodtick Road, police said the suspect might also be responsible for the theft of thousands of dollars in jewelry from another Wolcott home. Police haven’t said whether Deschaines has been named a suspect in that incident as well.

He’s being held on $750,000 bond and is facing charges in Wolcott, Naugatuck and Cheshire. Court records show he has nearly a dozen pending court cases.
 

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