Man charged after report of attempted break-in


PROSPECT — A 24-year-old Prospect man was charged last week with trying to break into a home.

At about 11:40 a.m. July 21 police received a call reporting that a man appeared to be trying to break into a house in the Boyd Drive area. When police arrived on the scene a man, identified as Matthew R. Ranciato, walked out of the woods near 139 Boyd Drive, police reported. Ranciato was identified by the caller as the man who was seen, police reported.

Ranciato, of 139 Boyd Drive, was charged with criminal attempt at third-degree burglary. He was arraigned in Waterbury Superior Court and is scheduled to appear again July 29.