Two men arrested for burglarizing Shelton home
Two men — including one Shelton resident — have been arrested on burglary, larceny and criminal mischief charges after police received initial reports they were acting suspiciously in a Shelton neighborhood.
On April 21, the Shelton Police Department received several calls regarding a suspicious vehicle operating in the area near and around Waverly Road and Sorghum Road, in the Huntington section.
The callers stated that two men would park their vehicle and knock on doors, apparently checking to determine if anyone was home.
Officers dispatched to the area located the vehicle several times but the vehicle fled each time a stop was attempted, police said.
Officers chased after the suspects
Officers again saw the vehicle on September Lane, where it had been parked behind a home, and a witness reported the male occupants had fled on foot, according to police.
Officers gave foot pursuit and the suspects were located in the rear yard of a Nichols Avenue home, police said.
The men, identified as Emanuel Ranger, 23, of Shelton, and Allen Young, 20, of Bridgeport, were taken into custody. Their hometowns were not initially provided by police.
Unregistered car, suspended license
An investigation revealed that Ranger was the owner of the suspicious vehicle and had been operating it with no registration, no insurance, and with a suspended license, according to police.
Ranger was also charged with engaging police in pursuit and interfering with an officer.
At that time, Young was detained while the investigation into the suspicious activity in the area of Waverly Road and Sorghum Road continued.
Police: Stolen items found on Young
Trumbull police personnel performed a canine track beginning from where a witness saw the suspects park their vehicle on Waverly Road. The track led to a home on Waverly Terrace, where it was discovered that the home had been burglarized.
Ranger and Young were both arrested for the burglary. A search of Young found jewelry, a watch and a black mask on him, and the jewelry and watch were determined to be property from the burglarized home.
Ranger and Young were both charged with:
— conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary
— fourth-degree larceny
— conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny
— third-degree criminal mischief
— conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief
Young was held on a $100,000 bond and Ranger was held on a $75,000 bond. Both are scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Derby on April 22.