Former Employee Accused of Breaking Into W.B. Mason in Hamden Twice

Hamden Police have arrested a man who is accused of breaking into a building that belonged to his former employer multiple times last month.

Officers were called to W.B. Mason on State Street on December 3, 2018, after getting a report of suspicious activity.

Investigators learned that a former employee, later identified as 24-year-old Darren Bowman, of Hamden, forcibly entered the business on two occasions.

The first incident happened on December 1, 2018, when Bowman entered the business through a rear door and stole keys to a company truck, police said. Bowman drove the truck for a couple of hours before returning it.

During the second burglary, which police said happened the next day, Bowman allegedly forcibly entered through the same door and stole supplies including bottled water and paper towels.

Police applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Bowman.

On Monday, police arrested Bowman at Hamden Police Department.

Bowman is facing charges including burglary, criminal trespass, larceny and using a motor vehicle without the owner's permission. He was detained on a court-ordered $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on January 25.

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