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Bethel Police K-9 Locates Hungry Home Intruder

Arrest occurred just before midnight Friday.

Late Friday night, the Bethel Police responded to a complaint at a residence on Hidden Brook Trail. According to the police, the homeowners had returned home after dinner to find "a broken window on the exterior of their residence and then saw a man coming around the side of their house asking for a tow truck." Soon after this encounter, the intruder fled the scene and ran into the nearby woods.

During the investigation, it was determined that the intruder had broken into the window, entered the home and "proceeded to take items from the refrigerator." He also brought in alcohol from his truck and entered a bedroom with the stolen food where he sat in front of the the television. 

Bethel Police K-9, Asco, was called to the scene to attempt to locate the intruder, who was later identified as Sean Sellars, 40 of Elm Street in Danbury. Asco "began to track from the residence where the intruder had last been seen" and led the police to Sellars, who had be attempting to conceal himself on a hilltop in a wooded area. Sellars was also found to be in possession of items taken from the home.

Sellars was arrested and charged with burglary in the third degree, larceny in the sixth degree, criminal mischief in the third degree, refusal to be fingerprinted and trespassing in the third degree. He was held in $20,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned at State Superior Court in Danbury on Monday at 10 a.m.

Tom Galliford April 09, 2011 at 07:45 PM
way to go Asco!!

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