(West Haven, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A father and son are under arrest and West Haven police are tying them to numerous vehicle battery thefts.
A little after 11:00 p.m. Monday, West Haven officers, working with police in Milford and Rocky Hill, tracked a GPS unit installed in a battery outside a Rocky Hill WalMart.
That battery was subsequently tracked to West Haven and police later stopped a U-Haul van at Center Street and Union Avenue.
Under arrest are 46-year-old Peter Burwell, Jr. of West Haven and 25-year-old Peter Burwell III of New Haven.
Police say in the truck were numerous stolen vehicle batteries and burglary tools.
In addition, a West Haven WalMart store manager confirmed that a theft did occur there.
Both Burwells are facing a host of charges including larceny, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.
The elder Burwell also had several outstanding warrants, police said. Both men are being held on bond.