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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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Feb. 5, 2008

State Police Under Cover Investigation/Operation

Leads to Auto Theft Arrests and Recovered Stolen Vehicles

After an extensive under cover operation during which State Police Detectives, from the Connecticut State Police Auto Theft Unit and other State Police Task Forces, were able to discover and breech an auto theft ring. On 02/04/2008 a joint operation involving stolen “retagged” vehicles was conducted by these State Police Detectives. This operation came to a successful conclusion at the I-95 exit 22 rest stop in Fairfield where three vehicles were seized at the scene and four individuals were arrested for a variety of charges related to an organized auto theft ring. Uniformed Officers from the Bridgeport Police Department and the Fairfield Police Department assisted at the scene. The arrested persons were transported to Troop G for processing and are being held on bond for court appearances.

Arrested:

1.     Juan Borrome      DOB 11/16/1983

3395 Reservoir Oval, Bronx, NY

Charges: Larceny 1st (2 cts) 53a-122, Possession of a Vehicle with an Altered VIN         (2 cts.) 14-149, and Conspiracy related to the above charges.  Bond- $250,000.00 cash, Court- GA 2. 

2.     Estaban Dejesus   DOB 05/01/1986

1820 Lori Place Bronx, NY

Charges: Larceny 1st (2 cts.) 53a-122, Possession of a Vehicle with an Altered VIN       (2 cts.) 14-149, and Conspiracy related to the above charges.  Bond- $250,000.00 cash, Court- GA 2

                                                                                         

3.     Edwin Gonzalez    DOB 08/11/1977

#77 6th Street, Bridgeport, CT.

Charges: Larceny 1st (2 cts.) 53a-122, Possession of a Vehicle with an Altered VIN  (2 cts.) 14-149, and Conspiracy related to the above charges.  Bond- $250,000.00                                                                               

cash,  Court- GA 2. Additionally Edwin Gonzalez was charged with Larceny 1st, and Possession of a Vehicle with an Altered VIN as a result of the search warrant.  Also, an outstanding arrest warrant was served on Gonzalez, charging him with Larceny 1st

(2 cts.) 53a-122, Conspiracy, and Possession of a Vehicle with an Altered VIN (2cts.).

4.     Juan Contreras    DOB 03/06/1981

#760 Melrose Ave, Bronx, NY

Charges: Larceny 1st (2cts.) 53a-122, Possession of a Vehicle with an Altered VIN  (2cts.) 14-149, and Conspiracy related to the above charges.  Bond- $250,000.00 cash, Court- GA 2. 

Vehicles recovered: The following stolen vehicles were seized as evidence – 2005 Cadillac Escalade, color white valued at $34,675.00 and a 2005 Nissan Murano, color gray, valued at $22,225.00. Under further investigation is a 2001 BMW 330 I.

Related to this investigation, a search and seizure warrant was executed at 1316 Pembroke Street Bridgeport, CT.  Identified and seized at this location was a stolen 2004 Toyota Camry color gray valued at $14,325.00.

recovered Cadillac Escalade

recovered Nissan Murano

recovered BMW

recovered Toyota

###end### Lt. J. Paul Vance