7 arrests made in West Hartford car burglaries

Quinton Jerrod Prince and Alejandro Rodriguez (Photo: West Hartford Police)

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) —  West Hartford Police Department have made arrests in a series of car burglaries in the Elmwood section of town.

Police say electronics and other valuables were stolen from 20 cars. After an investigation, police were led to a home on New Britain Avenue. While police obtained a search and seizure warrant, officers conducted a surveillance of the home and witnessed a drug transaction.

According to police, the suspected drug dealer, Quinton Prince, was stopped as he left the home. He had possession of illegal drugs. The search and seizure warrant was executed on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Police found stolen items and drugs were recovered from within the home.

Police arrested five juveniles and two adults. Alejandro Rodriguez, 18, of Newington was charged with 20 counts of burglary, six counts of larceny, larceny in the fifth degree, conspiracy to commit burglary, risk of injury to a child, and possession of less than .5 oz of marijuana. Rodriguez is being held on $10,000 bond.

Quinton Prince, 21, of Hartford charged with two counts of possession of narcotics, one count of possession of a hallucinogen, one count of possession of less than .5 ounce of marijuana, one count of possession of narcotics with intent to sell, one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, one count of weapons in a motor vehicle, one count of illegal tints, one count of unreadable license plate, and one count of risk of injury to a minor.

Prince is accused of selling drugs to a 13-year-old at the home on New Britain Avenue. His bond was set at $10,000.

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