SOUTHINGTON - A local man has been accused of breaking into a Southington business and stealing money from a cash register.
Joseph Crapo, 32, of 412 Lazy Lane, is facing charges of third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and third-degree criminal mischief.
According to the arrest warrant, the owner of Nyren’s of New England, a florist shop on North Main Street, reported to police on Feb. 15 that the business had been burglarized sometime overnight. The suspect appeared to have pried open a window before breaking into the cash register, stealing somewhere between $70 and $80.
The owner estimated that the window that was damaged would cost about $270 to replace.
During the investigation, police were able to collect DNA samples from the window and the cash register. According to the warrant, these samples were later found to be linked to Crapo - who has a history of break-ins.
Crapo was arrested Friday and held in custody over the weekend. He was arraigned Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court, where bail was set at $40,000. The case was continued to Jan. 23 without a plea.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.