Man Charged in Hamden Car Break-In

Jeffrey Payne Jr mug shot.
Hamden Police

Hamden police have arrested a local man who is accused of breaking into a parked car. 

Police responded to Helen Street around 5:30 a.m. on Friday to investigate the report of a suspicious person and learned that someone had broken into a vehicle. 

Moments later, Officer Timothy McKeon found 26-year-old Jeffrey Payne Jr., of Hamden, near Fourth Street and arrested him. 

Payne was charged with third-degree burglary and sixth-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny.

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