Man Stole $25,000 Worth of Coins and Jewelry: Police

State police have arrested a Middletown man who is accused of stealing more than $25,000 worth of gold and silver collector coins and jewelry from a home in Haddam.

Owen R. Nelson, 34, of Middletown, is accused of stealing the items from a home on Injun Hollow Road in the Haddam Neck section of Haddam. Police started investigating on June 29 when a daytime burglary at the house was reported. They said no one was home during the burglary and no injuries were reported.

State troopers were able to recover some of the stolen items, police said.

In August, police applied for an arrest warrant for Nelson, but he eluded police until April 17, when police took him into custody.

Nelson was charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree larceny.

Bond was set at $100,000 and he remains in custody.

Nelson is being represented by a public defender and he is due back in court on June 20.

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