Shelton cops charge two in vehicle break-ins

SHELTON — Police charged two men after a two-month investigation into vehicle break-ins.

In a prepared statement, Detective Christopher Nugent said several residents reported items stolen from their vehicles during overnight hours in the Huntington area of the city.

“Officers were able to identify and locate items reported stolen and linked two individuals to the thefts,” Nugent said.

The suspects were identified as 46-year-old Christopher Right of Shelton and 47-year-old Luis Correa of Bridgeport.

On Thursday, Nugent said Shelton, Bridgeport and Trumbull cops arrested Right on East Main Street in Bridgeport, after which they went to Correa’s address and took him into custody without incident.

Both were charged with burglary and “larceny related offenses,” Nugent said.

Right and Correa will be arraigned at Superior Court in Derby Friday if they do no post respective bonds of $20,000 and $15,000.

In 2012 Right was charged in a string of Shelton break-ins and was eventually sentenced to prison as part of a plea deal, according to court records.

“Residents are reminded to LOCK their vehicles, exterior sheds, and to not leave items of value outside their residence,” Nugent said.