WOLCOTT, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have arrested three men who they say were trying to burglarize homes in Wolcott.
Just before noon on Thursday, Wolcott police received a call from a woman on Seery Drive. She told police that she was home alone when a suspicious man drove to the back of her driveway, went up to her back door, looked into the windows, then knocked on the door. The woman did not answer the door, but asked the man what he wanted. He told her he was looking for someone named Megan. When the woman told him there was no one there with that name, he got into his car and left.
Wolcott police units were notified of the man and the vehicle description. The car was seen in a driveway near 1400 Wolcott Road, which is close to Seery Drive, with three men inside.
A warrant check showed police that the passenger, 43-year-old John Thomas of Meriden, had a remand in custody warrant and a failure to appear warrant with a $100,000 set bond.
Police say that the men would go to a home and the driver, 43-year-old Troy Krafka of Meriden, would get out and see if anyone was home. If he did not see anyone, he would knock on the door. If someone came to the door, police say Krafka would ask for Megan, but if he was told he had the wrong house, the men would leave. If no one came to the door, police say the three men would break-in and burglarize the home.
After a records check, police say Thomas, Krafka, and the other passenger, 33-year-old Wesley Henry of Meriden, had extensive burglary and larceny records.
All three men were arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree criminal attempt at burglary, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, and possession of burglary tools.
Wolcott police, as well as other area police departments, are now investigating other similar burglaries to see if these men may have been involved.