‘Serial burglar’ charged in Plainfield

William Gibson
William Gibson

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – A former Moosup man is accused of numerous residential burglaries in the Moosup area of town.

Police said they investigated more than 20 residential daytime burglaries in Moosup, which happened when residents were away. The thieves took jewelry and cash by forcing entry. The Department allocated additional officers to investigate the break-ins, and recovered some of the stolen items and other evidence, police added.

That led to the arrest of William R. Gibson, 26, with a last known address of Prospect Street in Moosup. Police nabbed him Aug. 21 as he was headed to bus terminal in Providence, R.I., with a paid ticket to Texas.

He still had some of the stolen items, but he had to be released at the time, police said. He then traveled to Texas, where he had relatives, but returned to be interviewed again and was arrested, police said.

Gibson is charged with:

  • Eight counts of third-degree burglary
  • One count of second-degree burglary
  • Three counts of conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary
  • Numerous counts of larceny (third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-degree)
  • Four counts of third-degree criminal mischief.

More arrests are expected, police added. They reminded residents to watch out and lock their doors and report suspicious activity to police at (860) 564-0804 or the anonymous tip line at (860)-564-7065 if the incident does not need immediate attention.

Gibson’s bond was set at $250,000 for an appearance in Danielson Superior Court.

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