[UPDATED] West Hartford Police Nab Two Suspected Car Burglars Early This Morning

Detectives apprehended suspects after a foot chase and use of Taser.

[UPDATED 10:55 a.m.]

The teens apprehended this morning by West Hartford Police on suspicion of car burglary have been identified as Franco, Christopher M. Franco, 19, of  28 Girard Ave., Hartford, and Rodriguez, Angel S. Rodriguez, 19, of 30 Girard Ave., Hartford.

According to police, both parties will be charged with burglary, larceny, and credit card theft. Police say that the investigation is ongoing and additional charges will be forthcoming.


West Hartford Police report that two teenagers believed to be involved with vehicle break-ins were arrested early this morning on Auburn Road.

Two detectives working overnight spotted the teens, who were carrying backpacks, acting suspiciously on Ardmore Road. Police have had extra patrols in the area following a rash of car burglaries which included 38 incidents last week.

According to Lt. Jeff Rose of the West Hartford Police Department, "The detectives tried to stop them but the suspects ran to Dover Road and then to Auburn where they were caught." One of the suspects had to be tasered, Rose said.

The teens were apprehended at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Auburn Road.

Both were carrying backpacks, one of which was recovered at the scene and contained items which appear to have been stolen from cars, police said. The other backpack was later found in the bushes by an Ardmore Road resident.

The suspects are still being processed by West Hartford Police. Names and charges will be forthcoming.

toni from w hart September 18, 2012 at 12:53 PM
thx much for your prompt news! excellent job-i love this site
Shirley Daigneault September 18, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Watched this arrest from my bedroom window including use of taser. Scary. Gratitude and humble thanks to police. They were professional and thorough. Canine team worked with authority and purpose. To live in a country that protects citizens with dedication and daring is a attribute to our forebearers. Thanks to each and every member of the west Hartford police dept. who risked their own safety to insure mine last night on Auburn Road.
VC September 18, 2012 at 04:55 PM
See people of WH, just because you live there doesn't mean nothing can happen. Wake up and lock your car doors!!
Carole Lund September 18, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Irish kevin September 22, 2012 at 02:03 AM
I wish I had a chance to knock their teeth in.


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