North Haven police arrest man in stolen vehicle during targeted patrol

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NORTH HAVEN — In the early hours of March 21, North Haven police officers on extra patrols aimed at preventing vehicle thefts and larcenies apprehended a suspect in a stolen vehicle.

The incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. when officers, patrolling a parking lot on Universal Drive, came upon a suspicious vehicle.

After investigation, it was confirmed that the vehicle had been stolen from Waterbury, CT.

Police detained the sole occupant of the car.

Michael Garvey, 41, of Middletown, CT, was arrested and charged with third-degree larceny.

The North Haven Police Department has been employing grant funds to facilitate additional patrols during specific shifts to deter vehicle-related crimes.

The department has pledged to maintain increased surveillance of residential, retail, and commercial zones due to the frequent use of stolen vehicles in local crimes, including car thefts, break-ins, and commercial burglaries.

North Haven police also encourage residents to report any suspicious activity and provide crime tips by calling the non-emergency line at 203-239-1616.

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