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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
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Connecticut State Police Patch
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

**  UPDATE  **

Third Arrest Made in Theft of Weapon FROM STATE POLICE CRUISER

State Police Detectives Make Two Arrests after AR-15
Stolen from State Police Cruiser

   On March 8, 2016 at approximately 4:50 a.m., a Connecticut State Trooper reported that his assigned state police cruiser, another Connecticut State Trooper's assigned state police cruiser, and a personal vehicle were broken into during the overnight hours while parked in the driveway of a Milford residence.

   Milford Police Department responded to the area and learned that several other vehicles in the neighborhood were also broken into.

   Amongst other items, a Connecticut State Police AR-15 rifle with two (2) fully loaded magazine and a CSP issued bulletproof vest were stolen. Detectives from Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime (CDMC) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

   After a very lengthy and extensive investigation in conjunction with the New Haven Police Department Criminal Intelligence Unit, the ATF, and the FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force, the Connecticut State Police CDMC developed a suspect, Travis D. Ingram, and secured a total of seven (7) firearms and larceny related felony arrest warrants from the Milford and New Haven Superior Courts for four (4) separate individuals for offenses that occurred in both New Haven and Milford.

   The AR-15 rifle, two (2) magazines, and bulletproof vest were recovered soon after they were stolen.

   On July 5, 2016 at approximately 4:40 p.m., state police detectives from CDMC, the ATF, and the New Haven Police Department Criminal Intelligence Unit located Ingram in North Haven and took him into custody. Ingram was transported to Troop I-Bethany where he was fingerprinted,
photographed and held on bond pending his court date.

   There are five (5) pending arrests scheduled for within the next few weeks for three (3) other suspects who were involved. All are currently incarcerated in the Connecticut Department of Correction system.

Arrested #1:

Travis D. Ingram (dob 12/30/95)

83 Shepard St.

New Haven, CT

Charges for Milford Superior Court:

Possession of an Assault Weapon

Transportation of an Assault Weapon

Illegal Possession of Large Capcity Magazine

Stealing a Firearm

Criminal Possession of Weapon in Violation of Protect/Restrain Order

Criminal Possession of Body Armor

Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3rd

Conspiracy to Steal a Firearm

Conspiracy to Sell/Transfer/Possess Large Capacity Magazines

Court:

Milford Superior Court July 7, 2016

Bond:

$250,000.00

Charges for New Haven Superior Court:

Firearms Trafficking

Conspiracy to Traffic Firearms

Court:

New Haven Superior Court July 6, 2016

Bond:

$100,000.00

Arrested #2:


Leandre Crockett (dob 11/7/97)
968 Winchester St.
Hamden, CT

Charges for Milford Superior Court:

Possession of an Assault Weapon
Transportation of an Assault Weapon
Illegal Possession of Large Capacity Magazine
Stealing a Firearm
Criminal Possession of Weapon in Violation of Protect/Restrain Order
Criminal Possession of Body Armor
Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3rd
Conspiracy to Steal a Firearm
Conspiracy to Sell/Transfer/Possess Large Capacity Magazines

Court:
Milford Superior Court July 7, 2016

Bond:
$250,000.00

Charges for New Haven Superior Court:

Firearms Trafficking
Conspiracy to Traffic Firearms

Court:
New Haven Superior Court July 6, 2016

Bond:
$100,000.00

** UPDATE **

Third Arrest Made in Theft OF WEAPON FROM STATE POLICE CRUISER

   (MIDDLETOWN, CT – JULY 13, 2016) – At approximately 8:00 a.m. on July 13, 2016, the Connecticut State Police - Central District Major Crime Squad arrested a third suspect in this case. 

   The suspect was arrested at New Haven Superior Court- GA-23; he was already in the custody of the Department of Correction and was being arraigned regarding an unrelated criminal case.

Arrested #3:

James Lee (DOB: 07-08-97)

LKA: 310 Exchange Street

New Haven, CT 06513

Arrest Warrant #1 out of Milford Superior Court (GA-22):

Larceny 3rd degree (4 counts)

Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 3rd degree (4 counts)

Stealing a Firearm

Conspiracy to Steal a Firearm

Possession of an Assault Weapon

Conspiracy to Possess an Assault Weapon

Transportation & Transfer of an Assault Weapon

Conspiracy to Transport & Transfer an Assault Weapon

Large Capacity Magazines: Sale, Transfer or Possession (2 counts)

Conspiracy to Sell, Transfer or Possess Large Capacity Magazines (2 counts)

Court:

Milford Superior Court, July 14, 2016

Bond:

$250,000

Arrest Warrant #2 out of New Haven Superior Court (GA-23):

Firearms Trafficking

Conspiracy

Court:

New Haven Superior Court, July 13, 2016

Bond:

$100,000

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