|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2011
STATE POLICE RECOVER STOLEN VEHICLES, SEIZE GUNS, MAKE ARREST
On 01/20/2011 Connecticut State Police Auto Theft Task Force working with Shelton Police, and assisted by Stratford and Bridgeport Police, executed a
Search & Seizure Warrant at the residence and garage located at #29 Allen St.,
Upon entry and search of the premises Troopers and officers located five (5) vehicles seized that had been reported Stolen as listed below. Also seized were 21 shotguns and rifles and 8 pistols.
The weapons were seized as the subject who claimed ownership of the
firearms is a convicted felon who cannot legally possess firearms. In addition, Troopers also located and seized Ten (10) packets of Suspected Cocaine, One
(1) packet of suspected marihuana and multiple items of Drug Paraphernalia.
One subject was taken into custody at the scene and additional arrests are anticipated.
This cooperative investigation originated with the Shelton Police Department.
ARRESTED: Arturo MOLINARY-MATOS Age: 53
29 Allen Street, Stratford, CT.
CHARGES: 53a-217. Criminal Possession of Firearms (29 Counts)
53-202c. Possession of an Assault Weapon (1 Count),
29-33b. Illegal Transfer of Firearm (3 Counts)
14-149a. Operating a Chop Shop
53a-123. Larceny second degree (5 Counts)
21a-278b. Possession of Narcotics WITS, 21a-279a. Possession of Narcotics,
21a-279c. Possession of Marihuana, 21a-267c. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
The accused was held on $10,000 bond to appear in Superior Court GA # 2 Bridgeport on 01/21/2011
STOLEN VEHICLES RECOVERED:
1971 Porsche 911T, Stolen 11/27/1997 from
1994 Harley-Davidson Sportster MC. Stolen 08/23/1997 from
1989 Ford Mustang, Specially Equipped Race Car, Stolen 01/31/2009 from
1997 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide, Stolen 10/30/1997 from Milford, CT
1969 Volkswagon Bug, Stolen 06/22/2000 from Norwalk, CT
Lt. J. Paul Vance