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Posted on: December 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019 12-05: Arrests Made in Rash of Overnight Thefts From Vehicles

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December 5, 2019 - Earlier today, the Trumbull Police made a second arrest in the rash of overnight thefts from vehicles following a lengthy investigation involving multiple police agencies. Christopher Right, age 46, of Shelton, and Luis Correa, age 47, of Bridgeport were identified through collaborative efforts with the Shelton Police who were also investigating similar thefts nearby in their town.

In August 2019, several Trumbull residents of the Nichols area found that their vehicles had been entered and items stolen during the overnight hours. Most of these vehicles were left unlocked and parked in residential driveways, or in close proximity to the residence. This crime spree has been a recurring pattern that was affecting this entire area of the state.

Shelton Police Detectives contacted the Trumbull Police after they located several items that had been stolen from Trumbull. As Shelton Police investigated similar crimes in their town, they developed Correa as a suspect who they linked to the stolen property. As the police investigation progressed Right was determined to be involved in the area thefts as well.

On Wednesday, October 23, Right turned himself in to Trumbull Police on an outstanding warrant and was charged with Larceny in the 4th degree, Larceny in the 6th degree and two counts of Burglary in the 3rd degree. He was held on two separate bonds of $15,000 each, and was scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on November 4, 2019.

On Thursday December 5, Correa turned himself in to Trumbull Police on an outstanding warrant where he was charged with Larceny in the 4th degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary in the 3rd degree. Correa was held on a $15,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on December 13, 2019.

The Trumbull Police continue to remind all residents to always lock their vehicles and never leave keys or valuables visible inside. Also, report any suspicious activity as soon as possible to their local police department, or call 911.

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