A West Hartford police officer on the lookout for burglars arrested a suspect when the man walked up to an unmarked police cruiser and tried to get in, according to police.
The officer was conducting surveillance on Jackson Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Thursday when 38-year-old Sean Colgan, of East Hartford, walked up to the unmarked vehicle and went to pull on the door handle when the officer got out of the car, police said.
The officer arrested Colgan, who was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Colgan was charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and possession of drug paraphernalia. The warrant carried a violation of probation charged.