SOUTHINGTON - A Wethersfield man has been charged in a local car burglary.
Sebastian Wlazniak, 26, is facing charges of third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal trespassing.
According to the arrest warrant, police on March 17, at about 1:10 a.m., were called to the area of Maplewood Road on the report of a suspicious person. Officers found Wlazniak slouched over in the back seat of a car.
He was questioned as to what he was doing there, but Wlazniak was not arrested on the spot.
The next morning, two car burglaries in the area were reported. A cell phone and some spare change were reported stolen.
Police then contacted Wlazniak, who said he already told an officer everything he knew. He said he would call police back to tell them if he would do an interview, but he never called back, according to the warrant.
During the investigation, multiple witnesses told police they saw Wlazniak put on a ski mask and enter a vehicle parked in a driveway the night of the car burglaries.
Wlazniak was not charged in the case until last month. He is free on a $5,000 non-surety bond, and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Aug. 1.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.