East Hampton Police have arrested a man who they say enlisted the help of local teenagers to steal power equipment this summer.
Carlos L. Carrero, Jr., a 24 year-old man with the address of 53 Blue Heron Drive, East Hampton, CT was arrested on Dec. 20, 2010 after an investigation conducted by Officer Matthew Hanlon and Officer Kevin Wilcox.
Carrero Jr. was found in possession of several stolen items.
The investigation also disclosed that Carrero, Jr. had solicited two 16 year-olds, and one 15 year-old to steal the equipment over the summer of 2010, police said.
The property consisted of a commercial walk behind lawn mower, a gas string trimmer, a gas hedge trimmer and a log splitter. Some of the property was recovered, police said.
The three juveniles have also been arrested. Their cases are pending in Juvenile Court.
Carrero Jr. was charged with larceny 3rd degree, conspiracy to commit larceny 3rd degree, larceny 4th degree and conspiracy to commit larceny 4th degree.
Carrero Jr. was initially held on a $50,000 bond. He was to be arraigned at Superior Court in Middletown on Dec. 21, 2010.
Posted Dec. 28, 2010