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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2009

STATE POLICE ARREST LARCENY SUSPECTS

On Wednesday April 15th, 2009, State Police Detectives at Troop D in Danielson arrested two men in connection with a large quantity of stolen diesel fuel.

After a several month long investigation, Detectives linked several thousands of gallons of stolen diesel fuel to a company based in Thompson, Connecticut.  The type of diesel fuel stolen from the company was later sold as home heating fuel at a price of $2.00 per gallon.  During this period, the general public was paying approximately $4.00 or more per gallon of fuel.  The value of the stolen fuel is estimated in the tens of thousands of dollars.

On 04/15/09 Detectives arrested Ricky Houghton, age 47, of 18 River Street, Dudley, MA., on an arrest warrant at Troop D in Danielson.  Mr. Houghton was charged with Larceny in the First Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the First Degree.  Mr. Houghton was processed and released on a $50,000.00 non-surety bond and is scheduled for arraignment on 04/29/09.

On 04/15/09 Detectives arrested Justin Walas, age 25, of 395 North Main Street, Moosup, CT., on an arrest warrant at Troop D in Danielson.  Mr. Walas was charged with Larceny in the First Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the First Degree.  Mr. Walas was processed and released on a $50,000.00 non-surety bond and is scheduled for arraignment on 04/29/09.

This case remains under investigation and more arrests are expected.

Anonymous tips may be called into the Troop D Tips Hotline at 860-779-4944.
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If you can help the CT State Police solve a crime, please call our 24 hour line

(860) 685-8190, or our toll free line at 800-842-0200 (in-state only).
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HOW?:
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Text "TIP711 plus your message" to CRIMES (274637)

This is strictly a system set up for the public to send tips via text messaging to
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OR
TO BE USED FOR REPORTING EMERGENCIES

FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 911

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Lt. J. Paul Vance