Two Shelton men accused of taking batteries from Walmart

Two Shelton men were charged with trying to steal car batteries from Walmart over the weekend.

According to police reports, on May 11, around 2 a.m., Officer Richard Bailey was on routine patrol on Bridgeport Avenue when he observed a truck exiting the rear parking lot of Wal-Mart. The truck was later stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Route 8 southbound, reports said.

Officer Bailey approached the truck and allegedly saw nearly 30 car batteries in the bed of the truck. The batteries were marked “Return to Wal-Mart,” reports said. Based on an investigation by officers, it was determined that the batteries were stolen.

The driver of the truck, Brian Vincent, 45, of Shelton, and the passenger, David Mazerolle, 39, of Shelton, were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and third-degree criminal trespass.

Both were released on a $2,500 bond and are scheduled to appear court on May 23.