Police catch suspects stealing from cars in Tashua

Trumbull Police nabbed two suspects early Wednesday morning, after they allegedly stole from unlocked cars in the Tashua area of town.

Kevin Russell, 20, of Clemons Avenue in Trumbull and Brandon Pontillo, 22, of Easton were stopped by police around 12:30 a.m., and found in possession of several stolen items, including credit cards, a purse, wallet, small electronics and more.

Police Lt. Leonard Scinto said only two owners of stolen items had been identified Wednesday morning. Police are still working to identify who other items belong too.

The items were taken from unlocked cars in the area of Crocus Lane, Horse Tavern Road and Colonial Drive. One resident reportedly saw the suspects in his driveway, going into cars, and called police. The suspects were driving a red vehicle, with a loud muffler. An officer in the area found them minutes later, traveling south on Main Street.

Russell and Pontillo were each charged with three counts of third-degree burglary and three counts of sixth-degree larceny. Bond was set at $1,000 for each. They were brought to court Wednesday morning.

Those who think they have had items stolen or have information about the case, can contact police at 203-261-3665.

Police are also reminding residents not to leave valuables in plain view in their cars.