Thea Digiammerino

New Haven Break-In Suspect Found Napping on Sofa: Police

When officers responded to a reported break-in at a New Haven home Saturday they found the suspect sleeping on a sofa in the living room, according to New Haven police. 

According to police, officers were called to a home on Eastern Street around 7 a.m. Sunday after a homeowner reported a break-in. The homeowner, who was not at home, was watching live through her surveillance system and reported a man wearing a pea coat was roaming around her home.

Police said that when officers arrived they found the suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Garrett Connors, asleep on the living room sofa. When officers woke him up, Connors told them a woman let him and two friends into the home.

There was no one else in the home and the surveillance footage showed Connors enter alone, police said. He was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal trespass.

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