Hamden Police Arrest Man on Burglary Charges

Hamden police arrested a man accused of stealing heating equipment from a Dixwell Avenue building.

On June 28, police responded to a commercial building on Dixwell Avenue that was under renovations for a report of smoke.

Police said a suspect, later identified as Christopher Olson, 47, of Hamden, cut live electrical wires in the basement of a building that was under renovation. Olson then allegedly stole several copper pipes and a baseboard heating system.

The owner of the building estimated the damage and loss to cost around $50,000.

Police said on Monday, Olson turned himself in. He is charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and larceny. He is being held on a $35,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden court on Aug. 29.

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