Police responded to a break-in at an Ellington liquor store on Monday night and arrested a suspect in recent burglaries there.
State troopers and Ellington police have stayed closed to Mark’s Country Wine & Liquor on Main Street because of several burglaries there, and they responded again at 10 p.m. on Monday when an alarm went off indicating that the front door was broken.
A witness told police a man tried to get into the store and fled in a green sedan. The witness was also able to provide the license plate number, so police traced it to the registered owner.
When they found Kevin Burke, of Ellington, they determined he was involved in the recent burglaries and found evidence of such, police said.
Troopers took him into custody and charged him with first-degree burglary, possession of burglar’s tools, second-degree criminal mischief and sixth-degree larceny.
Bond was set at $150,000 and he is due in Rockville Superior Court on Tuesday.
Police said they will be applying for arrest warrants for the previous burglaries at Mark’s Country Wine & Liquor.