Glastonbury police say a suspect in a slew of car burglaries in their town has been tied to hundreds such crimes in surrounding municipalities.
Thirty-two-year-old Eric Van Allen Johnson of Springfield, Massachusetts is charged with 17 car break-ins that occured in Glastonbury in the overnight hours between August 12-13.
The crimes were committed on Woodbridge Road, Whapley Road, Morgan Drive, Stevens Lane, Talcott Road, and Sherman Road.
About a week later, Bloomfield police arrested Andrew Dupree on car burglary charges.
Investigators in that town say Dupree, Johnson, and a 16-year-old juvenile may be responsible for about 500 car burglaries around the region.
Johnson faces charges of burglary, larceny and conspiracy.
Presently, there’s a warrant out for the arrest of the 16-year-old.