Police Seek Owners of Stolen Keys Following Southington Burglary Arrest - NBC Connecticut

Police Seek Owners of Stolen Keys Following Southington Burglary Arrest



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    Austin, Baker, 19, was arrested after police said they caught him trying to break into a Southington home.

    Police arrested a Southington teenager they found attempting to climb into a window at an Old Turnpike Road home to burglarize it July 5 and are trying to find the owner of some stolen keys he had on him, police said. 

    Austin Baker, 19, removed an air conditioner unit from a window on the first floor of the home as a means to gain access, according to police, and the first floor resident was home at the time. 

    Officers caught him in the act after responding to a report from a resident  who thought someone was using keys stolen from his car days before to get into the home. 

    Police took Baker into custody without incident and he had several sets of keys on him. 

    The Southington Police Department is trying to identify who the keys belong to and ask residents to call Officer Lamarre at 860-378-1600, extension 2374, or email him at clamarre@southingtonpolice.org if they believe their keys were stolen recently. 

    Police charged Baker with second-degree burglary, two counts of criminal attempt to commit second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools. 

    Police held Baker on a $75,000 bond and he appeared in court on July 7. 

    Baker has four other pending Southington cases in court in Bristol, including a nighttime burglary and six other counts of burglary from last July, another burglary in town that month, an assault incident from December 2013 and violating a protective order in May of this year, according to the state judicial website.  

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