HAMDEN – A Rhode Island man was allegedly caught breaking into cars along the 2800 block of Whitney Avenue early Wednesday morning, according to police.
Hamden Police responded to the area at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after receiving a report of a man breaking into cars, according to Capt. Ronald Smith.
“Moments later, Officer Luis Rivera observed a male standing near a parked motor vehicle,” Smith said in a release Wednesday. “The individual, Carl Meisler, subsequently fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later after a foot pursuit.”
Officers found that several cars parked on the street were broken into, Smith said, and officers found “numerous stolen items” inside of Meisler’s car. Officers took possession of three bb-guns and two large knives from his car, Smith said.
Meisler, 37, of 835 Charles St., Providence, Rhode Island, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, five counts of weapons in a motor vehicle, fourth-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny, interfering with a police officer and simple trespass.
There were three outstanding warrants for Meisler’s arrest on unrelated charges, and he also was charged on those warrants, Smith said.
Meisler was held in lieu of $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Aug. 3.