Updated: Thursday, 21 Jan 2010, 9:13 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 21 Jan 2010, 5:58 PM EST
Plainfield (WTNH) - Police in Plainfield say two cousins were on a vandalism spree when they were caught red-handed at an elementary school.
Prosecutors said in court today that 26-year old Daniel Bassett has at least 22 prior convictions on his record and he was just released from jail December 28. After his release, he moved in with his cousin, and co-defendent, 27-year old Jeremy Bassett of Chaplin.
Police arrested them at Plainfield Memorial School.
"Our motion sensors are silent so anyone in the building would never hear anything," said Dr. Mary Conway, Superintendent of Schools.
Dr. Conway says the duo caused about $5,000 worth of damage.
"A window was broken into in a classroom, everything in our cafeteria, a computer was destroyed," she said.
Police believe the Bassetts also caused damage at two other locations in town, including the CVS Pharmacy. On Wednesday night, a store employee came out to find the window to her car was smashed and her gas tank was open. The same thing happened at Happy Jack's Sports Bar.
The men were charged with third degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, fourth degree larceny and first degree criminal mischief.