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Police Arrest Man in Coin-Operated Machine Thefts

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Police in Wallingford has arrested a 23 year old New Britain man they say was caught on surveillance video early Sunday morning attempting to break into coin-operated laundry machines at the Northridge Commons apartment complex on North Turnpike Road.

According to police there have been previous thefts at the complex.Felix Santiago in possession of several different types of coin-operated machine keys,an assortment of burglars tools and a canvas bag containing $350 in quarters taken from other machines at the complex.

Santiago is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond, charged with Burglary in the Third Degree,Larceny of a Coin-Operated Machine,Possession of Burglars Tools,Larceny in the Sixth Degree and Criminal Attempt at Larceny in the Sixth Degree.

Santiago has a November second date in Meriden Superior Court.

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