South Windsor police make multiple arrests for larceny, criminal mischief

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SOUTH WINDSOR — A series of thefts and related crimes has led to multiple arrests by the South Windsor Police Department, with suspects facing charges ranging from larceny to violation of a protective order.

On April 8 at 5:22 p.m., officers apprehended Jason Vasquez, 39, of East Hartford, after responding to a shoplifting report at Stop & Shop on Ellington Road.

Vasquez was accused of stealing about $50 worth of meat.

Further investigation revealed two outstanding failure to appear warrants for Vasquez, one from South Windsor and another from East Windsor.

He was released on a $500 non-surety bond for the larceny charge and a $12,500 surety bond for the warrants.

Vasquez is scheduled for court appearances at Manchester Superior Court on April 24 at 9 a.m. and Hartford Superior Court on April 23.

In another incident on April 11 at 6:38 p.m., Adam J. Toporowski, 42, of Westfield, Massachusetts, was arrested at Target on Buckland Hills Drive.

Toporowski had reportedly been previously trespassed from another Target store in Connecticut.

He attempted to take $900 worth of merchandise and damaged several boxes while trying to conceal the items, but abandoned them before leaving the premises.

Toporowski was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and is due in Manchester Superior Court on May 1 at 9 a.m.

The same day at 7 p.m., Milton E. Lantigua, 41, of Hartford, was arrested following a theft at Lowes on Buckland Hills Drive.

Lantigua allegedly stole just under $1,000 worth of goods.

Surveillance footage and GPS data from Lantigua’s ankle monitor placed him at the scene during the incident.

He was also found to be violating several motor vehicle laws and an active protective order.

Lantigua was released on a $17,500 surety bond.

He is scheduled to appear in Manchester Superior Court on May 1 for the larceny charges and April 12 for the protective order violation.

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