|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2010
STATE POLICE AUTO THEFT UNIT, LOCAL AGENCIES,
MAKE ARREST IN THEFT OF
The Connecticut State Police Auto Theft Unit, in collaboration with the Berlin and Hartford police departments and with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, arrested a man following a six-month investigation into the thefts of construction trailers in the Hartford area.
Numerous construction and landscape trailers were stolen, totaling $100,000 in value. The accused was reportedly stealing the trailers during the past year, altering their appearance and identification numbers and reselling them through a website.
The collaboration of these law enforcement resources led to the identification and arrest of the accused and the recovery of some of the equipment. This investigation is continuing.
Christopher Santeree, DOB 12/23/1985
491 Lower Lane, Berlin
One count each of 2nd degree , 3rd degree and 4th degree larceny
2nd degree criminal trover
Tampering with a VIN label
Using a motor vehicle without permission by fraud
Santeree was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Court GS #15 on Oct. 13.