Man Stole 12 Guns, $100K Worth of Jewelry from Shelton Home: Police

A man suspected of stealing more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and a dozen guns during burglaries in late November in Shelton is suspected in several burglaries in the area, according to police.

Shelton Police arrested 44-year-old Walter Gonzalez, of Bridgeport, today on two active arrest warrants charging him with 12 counts of theft of a firearm, two counts of third-degree burglary, one count of first-degree larceny and third-degree criminal mischief.

Gonzalez is accused of stealing jewelry and a television during a burglary on Lady Slipper Drive and stealing a large safe holding 12 firearms and more than $100,000 worth of jewelry from a home Isinglass Road.

Shelton detectives were able to recover one of the stolen firearms and said they linked it to Gonzalez.

When they searched his Bridgeport home, they found firearms from one of the Shelton burglaries, police said.

Gonzalez, who is suspected of burglaries in Shelton and surrounding towns, is being held on a $450,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Derby Superior Court today.

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