A burglary suspect is in custody after a West Hartford resident confronted the man as he burglarized a home Monday, according to West Hartford police.
Police said officers first responded when they received a 911 call from a 12-year-old, who reported that someone was in his North Quaker Lane home rummaging through cabinets and drawers. As officers arrived police received a second report that a neighbor on nearby Auburn Road had confronted a man who was burglarizing a home on Auburn Road. The resident pinned the suspect to the ground as he tried to escape and police took him into custody.
The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Andrew Harris. He was charged with burglary, risk of injury and larceny.
Police said they believe Harris was under the influence of narcotics at the time.
The resident who pinned the suspect scraped a knee. No other injuries were reported.
Police recovered a backpack that was stolen from the first home. They do not believe anything else was taken.
Harris was held on bond. Bond has been set at $100,000.