Southington Officer, K9, Team Up to Bust Burglars

An alert police officer and his K9 are credited with stopping a burglary in progress.

Early Monday morning, Officer John Mahon spotted a man walking behind the Mobil gas station in Marion Avenue.

After he stopped he found the front door of the business was broken, and he spotted a large garbage bag and latex gloves outside the business.

Officer Mahon grabbed his K9 Gaston, who tracked two men to a wooded area behind the business.  Those men, Marcus Boyce, 50, of Hartford, and Samuel Marshall, Jr., 47, of Manchester were arrested.

Both men face burglary charges.

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