North Branford

Police Arrest Suspect in Theft of Packages in North Branford

North Branford police have arrested a man who is accused of stealing packages from homes.

North Branford police said they made an arrest after officers responded to a home on Totoket Road Monday to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle that might have been involved in the theft of a package from a home.

A resident had gotten the license plate number before officers arrived.

Police investigated and identified several homes in North Branford and Northford where packages were stolen and said most victims were not even aware items had been stolen.

Officers found the vehicle they were looking for and located several items that were taken from multiple residences in town, according to police.

Investigators identified the driver as Sidney Nelson. He has been charged with four counts of larceny in the sixth degree, five counts of criminal trespass, two counts of burglary and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

He is scheduled to appear in New Haven Superior court on Dec. 23.

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