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Employee One Of Two Arrested In Country Club Burglary Attempt

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Miguel Sanchez, Alan Hopper (Courtesy Newington Police)

Miguel Sanchez, Alan Hopper (Courtesy Newington Police)

Newington Police say a  Meriden man who worked at the Indian Hill Country club and a New Britain man face a variety of charges after police interrupted an apparent burglary at the country club on Golf Street.

Police responding to a burglar alarm at about 3:00 a.m. found an open window on the north side of the building,  and a chair placed beneath it.  Police saw a person moving around inside.

They called in help from Wethersfield, Berlin, New Britain and Farmington  police,  and,  using the police cruiser’s public address system, established communication with the person inside.  23-year-old Miguel Sanchez of New Britain left the building and was taken into custody.

Police say they then  searched the building,  and arrested 26-year-old Alan Hopper of Meriden hiding beneath a staircase.  Police say Hopper was an employee of the country club.

Both face a variety of burglary, conspiracy, criminal mischief and trespass charges.

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