The investigation into a stolen construction machine from a Town of Wilton Department of Public Works yard led to the arrest of a man who was busted after being caught towing it.
Members of the Wilton Police Department were dispatched to the Public Works yard at Allen’s Field at approximately 7:30 a.m., when it was discovered that someone had forced his way into the gated property that had been secured by a chain and lock. A 2008 Vibroscreen SCM-40, which is a construction machine used to screen material, was reported stolen.
Police said that the investigation found a suspect truck traveling in the area of Route 107 and Route 53 in Wilton and Redding with the stolen piece of equipment between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Aug. 18.
Further investigation determined that the owner of the vehicle was Harwinton resident Ronald Conroy.
On Aug. 24, Conroy, 43, was located in Harwinton, operating a vehicle that matched the description of the suspected vehicle. Later that day, police executed a search warrant of his residence, where they found the stolen construction machine, leading to a warrant for Conroy’s arrest.
Conroy was taken into custody on Aug. 29, and charged with first-degree larceny. He was arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court and is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond. He is due back in court later this year to answer the charge.
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