Conn. police commissioner says he foiled burglar - New York News

Conn. police commissioner says he foiled burglar

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EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A burglary suspect made a big mistake when East Haven police say he tried to break into the house of a police commissioner.

The New Haven Register reports that Arsen Lazri was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal attempt at burglary, possession of burglar's tools, resisting and interfering with police and criminal trespass.

Carl Perez, vice chairman of the Board of Police Commission and a retired corrections officer, says he stopped Lazri from breaking into his neighbor's house after he allegedly tried to break into his home.

Perez says he confronted Lazri, who denied doing anything. When he tried to flee, Perez says he subdued him until police arrived.

Lazri was held in lieu of $20,000 bail. It was not known Wednesday morning if he's represented by a lawyer.

 

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