Waterbury Man Accused of Stealing Tools, Reselling Them: Police

Watertown Police have arrested a man in connection to a burglary that happened at a tree service in July.

Police said on July 6, the victim reported that his building on Straits Turnpike was broken into and approximately $9,500 worth of equipment, including about 13 chainsaws and other tools, was stolen.

Video surveillance showed a bald male wearing tan shorts and a blue shirt with work boots break into the building and remove the tools.

Investigators followed up on several leads, one of which was 37-year-old Derek Ramdin, of Waterbury. Investigators said they learned that Ramdin had been selling stolen tools all over the state and contacted a tree service in West Hartford that had bought some of the tools.

According to police, investigators recovered three chainsaws that were reported stolen from the victim, as well as a chainsaw that was stolen out of Middlebury.

Middlebury Police had previously arrested Ramdin for a burglary of chainsaws in their town, officers said.

Ramdin was arrested on Friday and was charged with burglary, larceny and criminal mischief. He was issued a $75,000 bond and appeared in court on Friday. Officers said he has since posted bond.

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