PD: Burglaries, larcenies, criminal mischief on the rise in New London

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A file photo of emergency lights on a police cruiser.

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NEW LONDON — After a teen was charged in an alleged trespassing case early Monday morning, police urged the public to come forward with any information linked to a recent uptick in crime in the area.

Around 4 a.m. Monday, police responded to a suspicious person call at a home in the area of Montauk and Gardner avenues. The caller said two unknown male suspects were in the backyard.

Officers found a 16-year-old boy, who police said tried to evade the officers. The officers were unable to make contact with the second suspect.

The 16-year-old was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal trespass and interfering with an officer. He was taken to police headquarters and released into the custody of his mother.

Police said the south end of the city has seen a “considerable uptick in burglaries, larcenies and criminal mischief recently.” Investigators are seeking any video evidence of these recent crimes or information.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information and/or video of these incidents is asked to call 860-447-5269 extension 0. Anonymous tips can also be sent by texting NLPDTip and the information to Tip411 (847411).