Man Suspected in Series of Crimes Arrested in Hartford

Hartford police have arrested a man suspected in property crimes in multiple towns in the Hartford area.

Police arrested 24-year-old Christofer Cruz-Morales Wednesday after conducting surveillance of his home on Norwich Street. Police said he is suspected in what they call “pattern property crime offenses” in Hartford, Enfield, East Hartford, Windsor, East Windsor, Manchester and Glastonbury. Investigators said during the surveillance, they spotted Cruz-Morales driving a vehicle reported stolen out of Glastonbury and took him into custody.

A second suspect was also arrested.

Cruz-Morales was charged with larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, and operating a motor vehicle without owner’s permission. He was held on a $150,000 bond.

More charges are expected in connection with other crimes, police said.

The second suspect, 24-year-old Henry Mena, of Hartford, was charged with larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and interfering with police. He was also wanted on several active arrest warrants and was held on a total bond of $185,000.

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