Days before 19th birthday, man held in motor-vehicle burglaries

April 1, 2019

NAUGATUCK - Two days before his 19th birthday, a Naugatuck man is facing six charges after allegedly breaking into motor vehicles late Sunday night.

Ian Place, of Bluebird Drive, was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary, criminal attempt at first-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal trespass, carrying a dangerous weapon and possesion of less than a half-ounce of cannabis.

At 11:26 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to Horton Hill Road to investigate a complaint of a suspicious person.

“The officers eventually located the accused and were able to identify him through witnesses as being responsible for breaking into vehicles in the area,” according to the arrest report.

“During the course of the investigation officers recovered a steak knife from the accused’s person. Furthermore, property that is believed to have been taken from the vehicles was also recovered from the accused.”

Place, who was held on $15,000 bond, will be arraigned in Waterbury Superior Court on Monday.

According to the arrest report, Place will turn 19 on Wednesday.

Should members of the public have additional information relating to these incidents please contact Naugatuck Police Department at (203) 729-5221.