Man Stole Computer, Cash from Hamden Library: Cops

Police arrested a man who is accused of breaking into the Hamden Library and stealing a computer and cash.

Police responded to the library at 91 Circular Avenue on Oct. 14 and police discovered that someone had broken in through a basement window and proceeded to steal a computer and an undisclosed amount of money.

Police investigated and obtained an arrest warrant for Desmond Howard, 20, of Hamden, who was spotted walking in the area of Circular Avenue, taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

Howard was charged with burglary in the third degree, larceny in the sixth degree and criminal mischief in the second degree.

Howard was released after posting a $500 bond and is due in Meriden on Nov. 18.

This was the second time Hamden police have arrested in Hamden in a month.

Howard is accused of stealing cigarettes and candy during a smash-and grab at Minute Mart at 280 Circular Avenue  on Oct. 17.

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