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Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2011

STATE POLICE MAKE ARRESTS IN POMFRET METAL THEFTS

On October 5, 2010, the Connecticut State Police at Troop D in Danielson received a complaint from property managers of the former Steak-Ums Facility, 153 Searles Road, Pomfret, that pipe and wiring had been stripped and stolen from the buildings at the site. A State Trooper responded to the scene and began an investigation into the theft of thousands of dollars worth of copper piping, wiring and metal stripped from the buildings with an estimated damage value of over $250,000.00. The crimes were believed to have taken place over several months throughout the summer of 2010.

            An extensive investigation was conducted by Troopers from Troop D, members of the Quality of Life Task Force and Detectives assigned to the Eastern District Major Crime Squad.  Suspects were identified as going into the buildings in groups at different times of the day and night on several different dates to remove metal piping and wire from the buildings. This property was sold to scrapyards for cash.

Troopers and detectives interviewed several subjects from the Danielson area regarding this crime spree. As a result of the investigation, arrest warrants were issued by the Judicial District of Windham Superior Court for several individuals involved in these crimes.

On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, Troopers from Troop D, Resident Troopers from the towns of Killingly and Brooklyn, Troopers from the Quality of Life Task Force, and Detectives assigned to the Eastern District Major Crime Squad fanned out in a dragnet into the towns of Killingly, Brooklyn, and Thompson to serve the outstanding arrest warrants. As a result, several individuals were taken into custody and transported to Troop D for processing. Judicial Marshals from the Windham Superior Court assisted State Police with the processing and transportation of the prisoners to court for arraignment.

The following individuals were arrested for the crimes of burglary 3rd degree 53a-103; larceny 1st Degree 53a-122; and Criminal Mischief 1St Degree 53a-115:

Ryan Ploof, DOB: 04/19/1989

20 Center St., Danielson, Ct.

BOND: $40,000.00 Non-surety

COURT DATE: 11/29/2011

John G. Maximowicz, DOB: 09/19/1987

31 B Wheatley St Danielson, Ct.

BOND: $50,000.00 Cash or surety

COURT DATE: 11/16/2011

Shawn Beaudreau, DOB: 02/07/1988

285 South Street Brooklyn, Ct.

BOND: $50,000.00 Cash or surety

COURT DATE: 11/16/2011

* Beaudreau also arrested for a second warrant for Larceny 6th Degree- Bond $1,000.00 Cash or surety.

Bradley Toper, DOB: 04/15/1983

123 Green Hollow Road Danielson, Ct.

BOND: $75,000.00 Cash or surety

COURT DATE: 11/16/2011

Benjamin Davidson, DOB: 12/27/1982

45 Jerzeskia Rd Thompson, Ct.

BOND: $50,000.00 Non-surety

COURT DATE: 11/29/2011

Brianna Welch, DOB: 03/21/1986

92 Island Road Dayville, Ct.

BOND: $40,000.00 Non-surety

COURT DATE: 11/29/2011

Collin Bowns, DOB: 12/06/1983

51 Taft Street Danielson, Ct.

BOND: $50,000. Non-surety

COURT DATE: 11/29/2011

Christina St. Jean, DOB: 08/08/1987

537 Lindenwood Drive Dayville, Ct.

BOND: $40,000.00 Non-surety

COURT DATE: 11/29/2011

Christopher Daly, DOB: 07/26/1986

15 King Street Danielson, Ct.

BOND: $40,000.00 Non-surety

COURT DATE: 11/29/2011

Jason Cayen, DOB: 03/30/1979

660 Upper Maple Street Dayville, Ct.

BOND: $50,000.00 Non-surety

COURT DATE: 11/29/2011

Eugene Beaudreau, DOB: 05/17/1986

99B Boys Ave Rogers, Ct.

BOND: $40,000.00 Non-surety

COURT DATE: 11/29/2011

Matthew Jolley, DOB: 06/06/1986

101 Soap Street Dayville, Ct.

BOND: $40,000.00 Non-surety

COURT DATE: 11/29/2011

Christopher Carnelli, DOB: 12/30/1982

69 Daggett Street

Moosup, Ct.

BOND: $40,000.00 Non-Surety

COURT DATE: 11/29/2011

*MORE ARRESTS WILL BE FORTHCOMING.