Police Arrest Suspected Scrap Metal Thieves

Bristol police have arrested two local men accused of stealing scrap metal from a construction company.

Police received a complaint just before 2 a.m. about a possible break-in and theft at Mastrobattisto Construction at 145 Burlington Avenue. The vehicle involved was described as a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup.

Police stopped a truck matching the description at Grove and Oakland streets, close to the business, and found the metal in the bed of the vehicle, police said.

Bristol police arrested Pawel Lotkowski, 24, and Anthony J. Romano, 24, both of Bristol.

They were charged with larceny in the third degree, criminal trespass in the third degree and conspiracy to commit both charges.

Lotkowski and Romano were released on $10,000  bonds and are due in Superior Court in Bristol on Aug. 25.


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