Police: “Dog-Walker” Was Breaking Into Cars
Plainfield police say they’ve arrested a Waterbury man following a series of burlaries in the Shephard Hill Road area of their town. Police say an investigation of thefts from a garage led them to a man with a dog on a leash standing in a driveway by an open car door. When they apprached them, he began to run.
Near the vehicle they found a cooler style bag with items, including loose change, personal electronic and other items, including a GPS unit with the home address of a nearby home, whose resident identified the unit as theirs. Police say other victims nearby also reported their cars had been burglarized.
Matthew Kelly was arrested on a variety of burglary and larceny charges. Police are asking other victims to get in touch with Officer Joe Mackin at (860) 564-0804.