West Hartford police on Wednesday arrested two more suspected burglars due to another alert resident who called authorities to report suspicious activity in her neighborhood.
Edrick Santiago, 18, of Hartford, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, criminal attempt at sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, and conspiracy at possession with intent to sell.
Oscar Santiago, 18, of Hartford, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal liability burglary, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, possession with intent to sell, possession with in 1,500 feet of a school, possession of less than .5 ounce of marijuana, and failure to keep at least one hand on handlebar.
Both Santiagos were released on $2,500 non-surety bonds.
The charges stem from a report from a Dorset Road resident that two unknown males had entered her neighbor’s garage, according to a police press release.
The resident provided an accurate description and the direction the suspects went, police said.
“Responding CIT Officers observed two individuals traveling east on Farmington Avenue from the scene who matched the description,” the press release said. “Both of the suspects [the Santiagos] were stopped, positively identified and arrested. Property stolen during the incident was recovered.”
The press release also states the following:
The West Hartford Police Department continues to request help from the public in reducing these types of crimes. The public can help reduce their chances of being a victim by ensuring they lock their homes and vehicles when left unattended, take your valuables out of vehicles and do not leave other valuables in plain sight while unattended. Also, watch out for your neighbor’s homes and vehicles when they are not around.
The West Hartford Police would again like to thank and emphasize the key role that an alert citizen played in the apprehension of these burglary suspects. By contacting the police in a timely manner, West Hartford Police units were able to respond, capture the suspects and recover stolen property.As always, the West Hartford Police urge citizens to call 860-523-5203 or 911 in an emergency, when you see someone or something out of the ordinary in your neighborhood. In addition, if members of the community have questions or concerns about basic crime preventions please contact the Community Relations division at 860-523-2013.