3 charged with burglarizing cars in Pawcatuck neighborhood

3 charged with burglarizing cars in Pawcatuck neighborhood

STONINGTON — Two Pawcatuck teenagers and a 22-year-old Richmond man are facing charges after a complaint about suspicious activity led officers to discover they had been attempting to steal items from cars in a residential neighborhood just south of Pawcatuck Middle School.

Pawcatuck residents Jacob B. Mitchell and Dillon Dooley, both 18, and Richmond resident Chris J. Badessa, were taken into custody on charges of third-degree burglary.

Mitchell, of 11 Winthrop Ave., will also face two counts of sixth-degree larceny, criminal attempt to commit larceny, and second-degree criminal mischief.

Dooley, of 13 Marie Ave., will face additional charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Badessa, of 1152 Main St., Richmond, will face additional charges of sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny.

Police dispatch records indicate officers were called to the Cronin Avenue neighborhood just before 12:30 a.m. with reports of suspicious activity. After an investigation, the three were taken into custody.

Nothing of significant value was reported stolen, Stonington Police Capt. Todd Olson confirmed Friday morning, but officers were continuing to investigate. Additional details of the incident were not available.

Jason Vallee


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