Police charge man in connection with car break-ins

Ian Place

NAUGATUCK — An 18-year-old Naugatuck man is facing multiple charges in connection with car break-ins over the weekend.

Police said officers responded to Horton Hill Road at about 11:30 p.m. Friday for a suspicious person complaint. Police said officers located Ian Place, of 112 Bluebird Drive, in the area.

Witnesses identified Place as the suspect responsible for breaking into vehicles in the area, according to police. Officers found a steak knife on Place, police said, and items believed to have been taken from vehicles were also recovered from him.

Police charged Place with 15 counts of first-degree burglary, 11 counts of third-degree trespass, 15 counts of sixth-degree larceny, two counts of criminal attempt at first-degree burglary, carrying a dangerous weapon and possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana. He was held on a $15,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Monday.