PD: Wauregan man charged in armed March duplex burglary, car theft

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Alex Betancourt-Vazquez, 23, of Wauregan (Photo: Plainfield police)

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A man accused of assaulting a person, burglarizing a duplex, and getting away in a stolen car in Wauregan has been arrested and is facing over a dozen charges, according to Plainfield police.

Police said on March 17, multiple items from a duplex in Wauregan and a vehicle had been reported stolen. Police said that around $6,720 worth of items were stolen from one side of the duplex, and around $1,322 worth of items were stolen from the other side.

One of the victims told police that two masked people had entered his residence carrying a black assault-style rifle and assaulted him before leaving in the neighbor’s vehicle.

Two days later, police obtained and served a search warrant for Alex Betancourt-Vazquez, 23, of Wauregan, and found several of the items that were reported stolen from the duplex, as well as a large amount of unprescribed Xanax.

Police served two arrest warrants and arrested Betancourt-Vazquez Monday evening. He was charged with the following:

  • Burglary in the First Degree
  • Larceny in the Third Degree
  • two counts of Criminal Trespass in the First Degree
  • two counts of Larceny in the Fourth Degree
  • Home invasion
  • Reckless endangerment in the Second Degree
  • Threatening in the Second Degree
  • Assault in the Third Degree
  • Robbery in the First Degree
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Possession of Narcotics Possession of Paraphernalia

He was held on a $225,000 bond and is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

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