Police arrested six teens in South Windsor as said they are accused of a car theft and planning to steal ATVs.
Police made the arrests after responding to the 200 block of Main Street around 3 a.m. on Thursday after a resident reported a car alarm was going off and six males were leaving the area.
Because of recent car burglaries and ATV thefts in the area, police asked for canine teams from Vernon Police and the Connecticut State Police to help find the burglars.
During the investigation, a South Windsor officer found two vehicles parked behind an abandoned building at 115 Main St. and found power equipment, gloves, bolt cutters and several cellphones inside, police said. Officers then found two young men and four 16- or 17-year old boys in the area.
An officer also found a vehicle that had been broken into at 200 Main St. and one of the suspects admitted that some of the teens acted as look-outs while the others looked through yards and cars, police said.
Investigators believe the teens were planning to steal ATVs from sheds and garages in the area.
South Windsor officers later recovered a Honda motorcycle stolen from a Main Street resident and said it was on the path that connects South Windsor to Windsor via the Bissell Bridge.
Jordan Braithwaite, 18, of Hartford, and Deshawn Fitzpatrick, 18, of East Hartford, were charged with third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary in the third degree, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy to commit larceny in the second degree and criminal attempt to commit larceny in the second degree.
Both were held on $50,000 surety bond and appeared in Manchester Superior Court.
The other four teens, who are all from Hartford, were issued juvenile summons for burglary in the third degree, conspiracy to commit burglary in the third degree, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy to commit larceny in the second degree and criminal attempt to commit larceny in the second degree.