Suspected Stolen Vehicle Leads to Arrest of Missing Man in Branford

A suspected stolen vehicle helped lead Branford Police to a missing man who was later arrested, according to officers.

An officer found a pick-up truck that was stolen from the driveway of a nearby home while out patrolling.

A police officer and his K9 from East Haven helped Branford Police track from the stolen pick-up truck to nearby woods where police said they found 36-year-old Kyle Northam.

Northam had been the subject of a prior missing person's case, police said. His whereabouts were unknown and his family members were concerned for his well-being.

Officers said Northam was taken into custody on several active arrest warrants for failure to appear in court and larceny-related charges.

Investigators later determined that Northam was responsible for the theft of the pick-up truck and he was charged accordingly.

Northam was detained on court set bonds and appeared in court on Monday.

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