New Haven Man Accused of Stealing Vehicle Battery in Woodbridge

Woodbridge police arrested a New Haven man after responding to a report of a suspicious man on a bike looking into yards. They said he’s accused of stealing a vehicle battery. 

Police said they responded to Manila Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Monday after a resident contacted them and found 57-year-old Leonard Flynn, of New Haven, who matched the description of the suspicious man. He was riding a bicycle on Bradley Road and had a vehicle battery attached to the back of the bike, according to police. 

There was an outstanding arrest warrant for him out of West Haven, police said, and officers also found drug paraphernalia on Flynn. 

Before being turning Flynn over to the West Haven Police Department, Woodbridge police charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia. He is due in court on July 6. 

More charges came after a resident on Bradley Road in Woodbridge contacted police later on Monday and reported his or her vehicle was broken into and the vehicle’s battery was stolen. 

Security camera footage showed Flynn entering the property where the battery was stolen, police said. 

He was charged with burglary in the third degree, third-degree criminal mischief, criminal trespass in the third degree and larceny in the sixth degree and will be arraigned on July 6. 

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