Berlin police looking for information after man claimed he needed to do electrical work on woman's home

Published on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 14:11


BERLIN -- Berlin police are looking for information about a man who is suspected of impersonating an electrical worker when he tried getting into a resident’s home.

Police said the incident took place on Nov. 12, around 2:30 p.m., in the area of Bishop’s Curve. There, a male told a homeowner that he would be working on the power lines near her house soon. He also said her power would be shut off for six days and that he wanted to install a generator inside her home.

According to police, the man never identified himself or said what company he was with. He also asked the woman to check to see if her water was running, despite making the claim that he did electrical work, and said he had a large work truck parked up the street while also admitting that he was driving a pickup truck that was parked in the driveway.

When the woman said she would contact Eversource about the work being done, the man left, police said.

The suspect was described as a “short, skinny Hispanic with a ‘scruffy beard,’ wearing a black coat with no logos or insignias on it,” police said.

Anyone with information or who may have had a similar experience has been asked to contact Officer Chaffee at

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 14:11. Updated: Wednesday, 25 November 2020 14:14.